Social Action

 

The Social Action Committee works to ensure that the chapter is notified of issues concerning our community and coordinates activities to support these issues. The committee also coordinates the “Get Out The Vote” campaign by canvassing neighborhoods to encourage residents to vote and participating in voter registration drives. The chapter supports Delta Days at the Nation’s Capital, Delta Days at the State Capital, and Divine Nine Day at the NC General Assembly. The annual conferences include legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policy makers, members of the United States Congress/NC Legislatures, congressional staff members, and national/state issues experts.

On November 12, 2019, members of our chapter attended one of the most divisive and partisan meetings of this school year. The Board of Education prepared to vote to change the short-term suspension policy of 10 or fewer days to allow for an appeal to the superintendent’s designee. Three members of the Chapter's Social Action Committee spoke during the public comment period.

The GAC Social Action Committee’s Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Accountability Subcommittee under the leadership of Indira Lindsay Roberts hosted the “Delta Police Engagement Event,” on Thursday, September 27 at the police training facility. The event

was very informative and engaging, and a wonderful opportunity for us to learn more about

the Greensboro Police Department. Deputy Chief Brian James, Chief Wayne Scott, Officer Otis Hudson, Jr and Officer J.D. Frazier participated in the question and answer session and addressed our questions without any hesitation. Officer Hudson shared a PowerPoint presentation covering communication, decision making, procedural justice, and police legitimacy. Deltas participated in simulation training used by the police to train their

cadets for actual engagement with Officer J.D. Frazier. The participants had a wonderful learning experience and we plan to offer another event for our members who were unable to attend.

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