Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has a rich history of women who have led the way in communities to address issues that perpetrate social inequalities and continue to be catalysts for change. We will continue to be beacons of light to empower and engage the communities we service through Social Action.
For us, Social Action presents the opportunity to implement initiatives that address conditions plaguing our communities. As such, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Inc. proactively engages by: partnering with community stakeholders, holding Public Meetings and Town Halls, participating in peaceful protests, and enlisting legislative support.
Supporting Black Authors and the Community Through Books
During the month of April, Epsilon Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., featured Black Authors of Children’s books. Books purchased by chapter members and affiliates were recently donated to the following schools:
Rockdale Academy (photo: Chapter Social Action Committee Chair Soror Marcia Futel and Rockdale Academy Educator Soror Tymika Chambers) and Hartwell Elementary (photo: Hartwell Elementary Educator Tarah Taylor, Chapter Social Action Committee Chair Soror Marcia Futel and Principal Lewis).
We encourage you to purchase the following books available on amazon.com and donate them to your local schools and libraries:
- “Miracle Malcom” by Ariel Simmons
- “Re-Re The Reader" by Takiyah Prowell
- “Danda The Panda” by Terri Roberts Leonard
- “For Those Who Stare at the Moon” by Dr. Tiffany Flowers
We got ours - have you?
Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines. Getting informed is an important part of stopping the pandemic. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter, joined the League of Women Voters Cincinnati Area and others in presenting a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
The focus was on racial equity and affordable housing.
March 22, 2021 - Educate. Advocate. Legislate. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Day on the Hill. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., International Grand Basileus Rasheeda S. Liberty called members & affiliates to action! Get involved in your community. Run for office in your community. Use your voice!
On Thursday, October 3, 2019 we hosted the Cincinnati Public School Board Candidates Forum in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and the Junior League of Cincinnati. The community heard from the people seeking to guide CPS into the future.
Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. Today is National Voter Registration Day and the ladies of Epsilon Lambda Sigma want to make sure EVERYONE has the opportunity to vote. Not registered? Please visit https://vote.usa.gov today to get registered!
Already registered to vote? Check to ensure your voter registration is updated and accurate. Make sure that the address on your voter registration card matches your ID. Update your voter registration if you’ve moved since the last election.
Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities! The time is now!
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More Than a #Hashtag
January 21, 2019 - Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the More Than a #Hashtag film screening event. The critically acclaimed HBO documentary, "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland" was viewed by several hundred people at New Prospect Baptist Church. This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by former Ohio State Senator, Eric Kearney.
A very special thank you to Soror Sharon Cooper, sister of Sandra Bland and the Bland Family, HBO, Pastor Damon Lynch III and New Prospect Baptist Church, Eric H Kearney, former Ohio State Senator and president of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Iris Roley, entrepreneur and activist, Black United Front, Shelton McElroy of The Bail Project, Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas, and The Cincinnati NAACP.
This was an insightful and moving experience!
RHOck the Vote
ELS is actively involved in making sure citizens register to vote, understand the issues on the ballot, review candidate platforms, and goes to the polls!