Arts & Letters
The Arts and Letters Program is directly aligned with that of the Sorority’s National Commission on Arts and Letters. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated National Commission on Arts and Letters was established in 1973 by National President Lillian Benbow. The ultimate goal of the National Commission on Arts and Letters has been to actively support, nurture, and uplift positive programming while rejecting demeaning and harmful images of African Americans in all forms of entertainment and media: music, film, radio and print. The PWCAC is dedicated to preserving the mission of the Arts and Letters Commission and promotes worthwhile cultural endeavors through events such as monthly book club discussions, supporting movie openings, and artist showcases.
Red Carpet Showcase (1st Saturday in December) - Award winning event established in 2009. Each year, the chapter host seven or eight individuals who are recently published authors or rising artists or musicians. We have a formal program during which each participant is provided five minutes to speak about their work. The musicians are provided the opportunity to perform. Following the program, you can meet the participants and partake in light refreshments. Past participants have included and not limited to autobiographers, children’s book authors, inspirational and motivational writers, painters, cartoonists, comic book designers, and singers. In recent years, we have decided to start featuring a recognized talent as our special guest, and in 2013, we hosted our sorority member Victoria Christopher Murray. Other notables have included April Ryan, White House correspondent and Chief for American Urban Radio and CNN political analyst. Free and open to the public
Chapter Book Club – Meet every other month. We are currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama (closed to members)