Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American women’s organization in the country. The organization was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships;
Farwest Regional Conference Co-Coordinators Adriene Gray and Gwen Coley have worked closely with the members of Long Beach Alumnae Chapter, under the leadership of Clairessa Spencer, Chapter President, for the past couple of years to plan this historic conference. Conference attendees will attend business meetings, luncheons and workshops, but the foundation of our organization is always serving the community. The Farwest Region’s public service project focus is Sickle Cell Anemia and in conjunction with the Delta Research and Education Foundation will host a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, July 19 at Marina Park. $5000 will be donated to Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center. Community members are encouraged to participate. Registration ends on Thursday, July 17 (http://www.active.com/
The public may participate in the open events being held during the conference, including:
Public Meeting on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. (No admission charge)
Beats of Eclectic Expression – Spoken Word, Music and More on Friday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. (fee)
DREF 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 19 at 5:45 a.m. ($25 registration)
Social Action Luncheon on Saturday, July 19 at 12 p.m. (fee)
Most events will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center or the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Sales area in the convention center beginning Thursday, July 17 at 8 a.m. (until sold out).
Press/Media and Sponsorship interest should contact the following to support the Farwest Regional Conference:
(877) 625-3452 ext. 2203
*** Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships;
To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Long Beach Alumnae Chapter visit www.lbadst.org.