The Zeta Xi Sigma Chapter recently hosted a Webinar to combat systemic racism in our communities. Zeta Xi Sigma’s Social Action Committee organized the event in response to the outrage in the Ft. Bend County/Houston community over the killing of a former Houstonian, George Floyd.
The panelists focused on action steps to move from Protest to Power and propel our communities forward. Key action items included: 1.) Collaboration between community organizations; including NAACP membership. 2.) Early voting and registration to decrease voter suppression. 3.) Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on minorities and its relationship to poverty. 4.) Bigger and Better Business and economic empowerment vehicles to decrease poverty and healthcare disparities.
The Webinar panelist included; Angelo Moore Ph.D. - Program Manger Office of Health Equity – The Duke Cancer Institute, Ms. Cynthia Ginyard – Chairwoman of the Fort Bend County Democratic Committee, Ms. Linda Coleman – President of the Missouri City and Vicinity Chapter of the NAACP and Zeta Phi Beta member, and Bro. Alexander Brown Ed.D – Civil Rights Activist / Voter Right advocate, retired university professor and member of Zeta Xi Sigma. The Webinar was spearheaded and moderated by Bro. Keith Holliday Ph.D. member of Zeta Xi Sigma’s Social Action and Education Committees.
The successful event and has placed Zeta Xi Sigma at the leadership forefront in the Fort Bend County Community.