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Record #: R2022-1183   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Sigma Gamma Rho sorority on 100th anniversary
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Mitts, Emma, Martin, Matthew J. , Villegas, Gilbert, Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E. , Scott, Monique L. , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Rodriguez, Michael D., King, Sophia D., Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Tunney, Thomas, Cappleman, James, Nugent, Samantha , Ervin, Jason C., Moore, David H., Gardiner, James M. , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Waguespack, Scott, Lopez, Raymond A., Dowell, Pat
Attachments: 1. R2022-1183.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR


November 16, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit along with City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and together with Aldermen Brookins, Mitts, Martin, Villegas, Osterman, Hadden, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Rodriguez, King, Vasquez, Tunney, Cappleman, Nugent, Ervin, Moore, Gardiner, Sadlowski-Garza, Waguespack, Dowell and Lopez, a resolution commemorating the 100lh Anniversary of Sigma Gamma Rho.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, In recognition of its service and appreciation of its positive community outreach, the Members of this Chamber are pleased to congratulate the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary this November, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Sigma Gamma Rho was established on November 12, 1922 by seven young Black women educators at Butler University in Indiana; and

WHEREAS, The sorority was founded in a culture adverse to its goals, just two years after the Bill of Rights was amended to give women the right to vote and in the same year that a Klan Klonvocation was also held in Indiana; and

WHEREAS, Sigma Gamma Rho is the only National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority founded at a predominantly white institution; and

WHEREAS, Since its inception, the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority has focused on uplifting the community through sisterhood, leadership, and service, including through programs designed to address maternal and infant outcomes for Black women and helping young women grow into well-rounded students and productive citizens; and

WHEREAS, Sigma Gamma Rho currently has over 500 chapters in the U.S., Bahamas, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates; and

WHEREAS, Notable Chicago alumnae of the sorority include Congresswoman Robin Kelly, State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, Treasurer Melissa Conyers-Ervin,...

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