This year’s theme was “Powerful Women, Powerful Voices, Powerful Votes.” In conjunction with this theme, the first power-packed day consisted of sorority member-led “Social Justice and Civil Rights Workshops.” These workshops focused on using our own power as women to effect change and included workshops on successful letter-writing campaigns, a discussion of pending legislation and voting rights, and ACTION items.
The following day Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. members convened in a committee room at the Capitol Building where they were visited by various members of the California State Legislature. In this forum, sorority members and visitors had the opportunity to directly address Senators and Assembly Members with their questions and concerns. Members also had the opportunity to schedule individual constituent meetings with their local Senators and Assembly Members for further discussion. The conference closed with a fabulous luncheon featuring Activist and Executive Director of Justice Teams Network Cat Brooks as the keynote speaker.
This post was submitted by Sorority member Arianne Ousley.