Saginaw Deltas to co-sponsor children’s STEM event and voters’ rights march at Saginaw African Cultural Festival

  • This year’s festival runs from August 13-15. The public is encouraged to attend.
  • Soror, Rev. Erica Williams, a national leader in the Poor People’s Campaign at Repairers of the Breach, will be a featured speaker…Friday, August 13, 7-8 p.m.
  • The children’s STEM event will occur Saturday, August 14, from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), Saginaw Alumnae Chapter (SAC) will co-sponsor a children’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event and participate in a voters’ rights march during the Saginaw African Cultural Festival this weekend. Activities will be located on the Morley Festival Grounds, 2601 Lapeer Street in Saginaw. This year’s festival runs from August 13-15. The public is encouraged to attend.

Soror, Rev. Erica Williams, a national leader in the Poor People’s Campaign at Repairers of the Breach, will be a featured speaker, during a voters’ rights march, on the festival grounds, Friday, August 13, 7-8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soror, Rev. Erica Williams, national leader in the Poor People’s Campaign at Repairers of the Breach

The children’s STEM event will occur Saturday, August 14, from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Saginaw Deltas will serve as volunteers in the children’s STEM area on Saturday.

“Due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is extending the grant period for our annual PowerPlay youth development event,” said SAC President, Soror Georgia Barkley.  “In lieu of this year’s PowerPlay event, Saginaw Deltas will work in two-hour shifts to help children, primarily in grades K-5, complete STEM activities during the festival.” 

In addition to educational development and political awareness and involvement – components of DST’s five-point programmatic thrust, “Our goal is to provide information and service to the local community, Barkley said. “This is a great opportunity for us to engage in STEM activities with the same age group we target each year with PowerPlay activities.”

Saginaw African Cultural Festival organizers include former SAC President and Treasurer for the Saginaw African Cultural Committee, Sorer Karen Lawrence-Webster. In an interview today with WNEM TV5 news, Webster said, “This year’s event theme is Ujamaa, which means cooperative economics.”

Webster encourages the public to come out and support local vendors while enjoying the many activities scheduled during the festival.”

Contact and event information for the Saginaw African Cultural Festival is posted on Facebook. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Saginaw-African-Cultural-Festival-813535152067814/.

SAC Children’s STEM event organizer, Soror Rhonda Farrell Butler, said “Saginaw Deltas sincerely thank Nexteer and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance for sponsoring the children’s STEM event.”

For more information regarding the children’s STEM event, contact Soror Butler by email at rbutler911@gmail.com.

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