Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrates with dance with pre Dance Africa

From left, Letters chairs Phyllis Bynum and Marilyn Reid present the 2011 Kuumba Award for outstanding contribution in the arts to Ms.Venetta Johnson, while Brooklyn Delta Chapter president Eleanor Rollins looks on.
Photo by Lem Peterkin

Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. gathered Saturday, May 21 at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza to celebrate their Annual May Week event.

May Week is the Sorority’s demonstration of the many established programs that Deltas conduct to enhance the lives of others through community service. The Plaza was thronged with shoppers and walkers enjoying a rare sunny Saturday and stopping at the tables to learn about the various programs that the Deltas run.

Brooklyn Chapter’s Health Committee provided HIV, diabetes and high blood pressure screenings. The Social Action Committee registered voters while School America distributed books with a goal of increasing an appreciation for reading among our young boys and girls.

Mom Andara and Restoration Youth Arts Academy students.
Photo by Lem Peterkin

Also, on hand were the teen girls of the GEMS Committee, Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully, demonstrating easy effective exercise techniques to combat childhood obesity.

Chapter President Eleanor Rollins and May Week Arts & Letters chairs Phyllis Bynum and Marilyn Reid presented the 2011 Kuumba Award for outstanding contribution in the Arts to Ms. Venetta Johnson, dance teacher extrastordinaire for P.S. 399 Steppers, who performed with their usual elegant percision and style.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a 501 C3 organization devoted to economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement.

Guest performers from Cuba Ballet Folklorico Cutumba.
Photos by Lem Peterkin
Photo by Lem Peterkin

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