STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. (SIAC), a public service orientated sorority, will host its Inaugural Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, May 14, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 40 Beach Street. All SIAC May Week programs are free and open to the public.
“The purpose of May Week is to emphasize and celebrate academic, professional, and cultural achievements in communities of color, especially for black women,” said Edwina Martin, Richmond County Public Administrator and chairwoman of May Week. “A week in May is set aside each year for this celebration.”
“We are so excited to bring this community event to Staten Island from the historic Stapleton district,” said Yolanda Scott, SIAC President. “It truly embodies the ideals of the Staten Island Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., providing opportunities to learn more about healthy living and safety protocols, and working to give back to our community.”
Please note: The entrance to the Eden II Programs parking lot is located at the intersection of Beach Street and Union Place.
This Annual Health and Safety Fair event will cap SIAC’s “May Week” 2022 celebration “Taking Our Power Back and Moving It Forward!” May Week was created at the second national convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in 1920 at Wilberforce University, and the following year, local chapters followed.
SIAC’s May Week 2022 featured a mix of virtual and in-person programs, including a May 9 virtual estate planning workshop and a May 11 town hall on understanding the roles of local and state officials with NYS Assembly Members Michael Cusick (63rd Assembly District) and Charles Fall (61st Assembly District), NYS Senator Diane Savino (23rd Senate District), and NYC Councilmember Kamillah Hanks (49th Council District).
On May 13 at 7 p.m., SIAC will virtually host the Third Annual SIAC Poetry Night. On May 15, at 3 p.m., there will be a video presentation, celebrating over 25 years of scholarship awards.
The in-person event, Saturday’s Community Fair, is held in collaboration with community partners Eden II Programs, the Central Family Life Center, National Council of Negro Women-Staten Island Section, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Hidden Pearls of Staten Island.
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