“Just because it’s the way it is, doesn’t mean it’s the way it has to be”
GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL ACTION
From its inception in 1920 at Howard University, Zeta women have rejected the status quo. Our Founders dared to be different by establishing a sorority that would ‘chart a course of action, raise the consciousness of their people.’ Ninety-seven years later, their courage continues to inspire us to take a stand against injustice and become beacons for positive change.
Through our GET ENGAGED™ social action program, launched under the leadership of International President Mary Breaux Wright, our sisterhood has mobilized to find new ways to solve old problems that plague the communities we serve. In these uncertain times, we must take action.
We invite you to take small actions that deliver big impact: attend your local PTA and city council meetings; engage with elected officials and law enforcement officers; get out the vote; and help other women become more involved in the political process. Be sure to visit this site regularly for updates. We hope that you will use this resource to keep your chapters and communities informed and engaged, so that together, we can “be the change that we wish to see in the world.”
Yours in Service,
Kendra Hatcher King
National Director of Social Action
GET ENGAGED™ FAST FACTS
- The program was designed to address the underlying issues in our communities: drive individual and community engagement; empower citizens to get involved; and cultivate a culture of mutual respect in our communities.
- During its inaugural year, the program impacted 17,190 community members.
- The NAACP is our primary collaborator on criminal justice and voter education, registration and protection efforts.
- The American Advertising Federation, Executive Mosaic Council is a key collaborator on media diversity initiatives.
- GET ENGAGED™ has been featured in Essence magazine