Nearly 1,000 Detroit Deltas, local dignitaries, elected officials, business and community leaders, and friends will attend the Sorority’s Founders Day luncheon and be addressed by Steve Perry Ed.D., a contributing expert featured on the groundbreaking Oprah Lifeclass “Fatherless Sons.” Perry is touted for having been an education contributor for CNN, and a guest on MSNBC and FOX, an Essence magazine columnist, a best-selling author, and host of TV ONE’s number one docudrama, the 2012 “Save My Son.” He is a nationally sought-after speaker, appearing on more than 200 radio and television stations. Perry also tours colleges and discusses issues ranging from personal and parental responsibility to educational reform. He is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report cited in 2008 as a Bronze metal school, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep boasts sending “100 percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.”
“101 Years of Delta Sigma Theta: Continuing the Work, Focusing on Future Generations” is the Detroit Alumnae Chapter’s Founders Day theme, reflecting the Sorority’s rich history, prominent membership and mission to serve. The celebratory luncheon, which is open to the public, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino Hotel. The keynote speaker’s message emphasizes DAC’s focus on EMBODI, the Sorority’s national initiative to educate, encourage, and empower young men.
“The Detroit Deltas are one of the largest chapters of the largest organization of African-American women. We are teachers, professionals and entrepreneurs who unite to raise the money, plan the projects and conduct the programs that are delivering on the promise to serve,” said Marcia Jackson, president of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter.
Ticket sales will be held at DSTDFI Headquarters, home of the Detroit Deltas, 24760 W. Seven Mile Road at Grand River on Saturday, Nov.16th 2-4pm and Thursday, Jan. 16th 4-7pm. For more information, contact the Founders Day committee at FoundersDay@detroitdeltas.org.