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2019 MLK Day of Service: Building A Better Chicago
Chi Omega Omega MLK Day of Service: Building a Better Chicago- Despite frigid temperatures, 125 middle and high school aged students, 118 Sorority Members and 22 community leaders turned out for the 3rd Annual Chi Omega Omega MLK Day of Service—Building a Better Chicago - Mission Possible: Becoming Activists, Knowledgeable, and Aware event held January 21, 2019 at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago. The day focused on young people interacting with professionals that look like them presenting positive ways of thinking and how to be impactful within their communities. Students were provided transportation, breakfast and lunch via $1,850 in financial sponsorships. They also received backpacks and school supplies.
Illinois’ First Black
Illinois’ First Black Lieutenant Governor, Soror Juliana Stratton Juliana Stratton becomes Illinois’ first Black Lieutenant Governor. Sorority Member Juliana Stratton, member of Chi Omega Omega Chapter in Chicago, IL, becomes Illinois’ first Black Lieutenant Governor. Surrounded by a sea of pink and green and thousands of Stratton supporters, Soror Juliana made history. On January 14th, she took her place in history as she sat in the number two seat in the State Capitol. Soror Juliana, Chicagoan and former Illinois State Representative (5th District), was sworn in as the 43rd Lieutenant Governor. In her inauguration speech in Springfield, IL, Stratton noted her role in history: “On December 3rd, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state. 200 years later, with the DNA of my formerly enslaved great, great grandfather William Stephens as part of my genetic makeup, I am proud to stand before you as our state’s first Black Lieutenant Governor.”