NEWARK, NJ- Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. welcomed members of the Montclair and North Jersey Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to the Essex County Government Complex for their 2nd Annual Delta Days in Essex County.
The sorority gathered with Essex County government officials to discuss topics of concern within the Essex County Communities they serve and discuss collaborative opportunities to address the issues. This local event stems from the sorority's historic Delta Days celebrated in the United Nations and the Nation's Capital each year.
Delta Days was first instituted in 1989 in the Nation's Capital by the National Social Action Commission. This was the first of many annual conferences the sorority hosts that was geared toward increasing members' involvement in the national public policy-making process. Participants are able to attend legislative briefings and hear from key speakers that include policy makers and members of the United States Congress.
About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.