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DELTA RED CARPET

DELTA RED CARPET: The Knoxville Alumnae Arts and Letters committee is excited to invite Deltas, family, and community members to join us to see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 6:30 PM at the AMC Classic Knoxville 16 Theater, 200 North Peters Road. In honor of late actor Chadwick Bosemen, please dress in all white! African attire or Delta paraphernalia is also welcome!

Please purchase your tickets in advance (ASAP)  Buy movie tickets here. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended as this movie showing is on opening night and could sell out quickly. There is no assigned seating in this theater so we will try to save as many seats as possible.  ***Please note you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket

View the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” trailer: WATCH
We are looking forward to seeing you!

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The accompanying book recommendation is Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication.  The Movie Black Panther introduced viewers to the stunning world of Wakanda, a fictional African country with incredible technological advancements, and to T’Challa, a young man stepping into his role as king and taking up the mantle of the Black Panther title from his late father. Edited by Dr. Sheena C. Howard, an award-winning author, filmmaker, and scholar, Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication features a collection of essays from leading experts in a variety of fields who offer insightful perspectives on topics such as:

  • Cognitive dissonance: The important messages within T’Challa’s nuanced identity and eventual shift from nationalism to globalism.
  • Intergenerational trauma and resistance: How N’Jadaka (aka Erik/Killmonger) identifies with the trauma that his ancestors have suffered. 
  • Social identity: How Nakia, Shuri, Okoye, and Ramonda—all empowered, intelligent, and assertive women of color—can make a lasting impression on women and girls.
  • Collective identity: How Black Panther has created a shared fantasy for Black audience members—and why this is groundbreaking. 
  • Cultural and racial identity: What we can learn from Black Panther’s portrayal of a culture virtually untouched by white supremacy. 

For more information about this book visit the author’s website. and to purchase a copy visit Amazon.

For more information contact Delta Katatra Vasquez, Chair of KAC Arts & Letters, vasquezbkd@gmail.com.  

Calling all Youth! Deadline August 15, 2022

Are you looking to enrich your child’s educational and social development? The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites Knoxville area youth to join our youth programs for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) for boys 11-18 years old.
  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy for girls ages 11-14 years old.
  • Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) for girls ages 14-18 years old. 

Space is limited! Interested?

Complete this form by August 15th: Youth Interest Form

Learn more about our youth program opportunities here: dstknoxvillealumnae.com/programs

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for Knoxville Alumnae’s kickoff event, September 11th, 2022 from 3-5pm at Emerald Youth Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex, 1740 Texas Ave.

Friday, May 6th: WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN

Menstrual Hygiene Day promotes global advocacy of menstrual health and hygiene for all women and girls. Support KAC and drop off feminine pad products & monetary donations at our drive-through collection at the Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Avenue on May 19th, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Paypal donations will be taken May 6th through May 19th via the KAC website. Donations will be used for menstrual health baskets for female international students at Bearden Middle School. Questions? Contact dstknoxalum@gmail.com 


Thursday, May 5th: EDUCATION MATTERS

Today we are highlighting one of our several educational programs.  The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy celebrates a successful year. Topics the Delta Academy covered this year: 

  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Stock Market & Investments
  • Money Management
  • Self-Care & Self-Esteem
  • Social Action & the Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Outdoor Careers & Fun in the Sun with Soil Activity

We will resume in-person meetings in the Fall. Field trips, outdoor activities like hiking, guest speakers, community service projects, confidence/self-esteem building activities, and much more.

KAC Educational Programs:

  • Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: for girls ages 11-14.  
  • Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS – Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully: for girls aged 14-18.
  • EMBODI – Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence: for boys ages 11-18.

Learn more and apply here: https://dstknoxvillealumnae.com/programs/

Wednesday, May 4th: SECURE THE BAG

For 85 years, the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to deserving students. We are pleased to announce another banner year in scholarship awards. Last year we overcame the restrictions that COVID-19 put on our efforts to have traditional fundraising for the 2020-2021 year. With the support of chapter members and the community, 17 students received $16,700 in high school and college scholarships! 12 Knoxville area high school seniors each received $1,000 scholarships. One recipient received the $1,500 Beulah Sinclair Scholarship and two others the Delta GEMS Book scholarships at $500 each. Our collegiate awardees were presented the Mu Zeta Scholarship at $1,000 and the Dessa Blair $1,200 scholarship. Over the next month, KAC will award another record-breaking amount of college scholarships to Knoxville area high school and college students. Thank you to all of our friends who support our events making these scholarships possible.


Tuesday, May 3rd: FOCUS ON FINANCIAL FORTITUDE

The Economic Development Committee will educate you on ways to financial success with an emphasis on savings, investing, and retirement. This free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST via ZoomRegister in advance for this meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeigqTorE9YXZ-4AqEgqkav73_KsbEe7
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, May 2nd: SOCIAL ACTION CHECK-IN – Are you REDy to vote?

Are you ready for the Knox County Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 3, 2022? Polls open from 8 am to 8 pm.


Crimson Conversations: Love the Skin You’re In

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents:

Crimson Conversations: Love the Skin You’re In featuring Celeste Black 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

10:00 am EST

Zoom

Admission: Free

Celeste Black is the creator and alchemist of a skin and hair company that was born while she was battling stage 3B breast cancer.  Join us to hear about her journey from a cancer survivor to a creator and alchemist of a luxury skin and hair care line.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdu6vqjopGNWAKRHZ2qu8k7B3AzBuJ28H

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A Physical & Mental Health Committee Event

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1937. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 300,000 initiated members and more than 1000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national and local programs.