Feminist. Activist. Lesbian.
Angela Davis is a consummate scholar, author and activist on the subjects of class, race and gender. Her profound works have been studied the world over by students interested in the intersectionality of those subjects, and how society might achieve true egalitarianism.
She came out as lesbian in 1997.
Today, the ladies of Kappa Theta Epsilon honor Ms. Davis for her contribution to the fight for social justice, and her pivotal role in American education.
To celebrate Ms.Davis’s life and career, the Sorority is sharing some of her most famous quotes, speeches and books.
Happy birthday, Angela!
Angela Davis QUOTES:
“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…I’m changing the things I cannot accept.
You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
We must always attempt to lift as we climb.
It is important not only to have the awareness and to feel impelled to become involved, it’s important that there be a forum out there to which one can relate, an organization- a movement.”
Angela Davis SPEECHES:
Angela Davis BOOKS:
Her most famous work – Women, Race, and Class
DATE: July 26th, 2015
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00pm EDT
VENUE: Virtual Event; Details available upon RSVP
The Ladies of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc. cordially invite supporters and friends to join us for an afternoon of conversation and connection. Join us for the Sunday Salon, a private discussion forum addressing current events and topics of interest to the lesbian community.
Come prepared to network and learn more about Kappa Theta Epsilon.
This event is open to Sorority members and aspiring ladies only.
For event details and to RSVP, visit http://KappaThetaEpsilon.com/sundaysalon.
DATE: November 13th-15th, 2015
ORGANIZERS: National Events Committee
VENUE: See myKAPPA
Please Note: This is a Members Only event.
Join us for the Inaugural EMPOWER Conference this November! Sisters from across the country will gather on location for three days of education, connection and life enhancement. The weekend itinerary includes:
- Operation Abundance: The Financial Workshop
- My Soul Opened Up: The Emotional Intelligence Workshop
- Unbroken: The Sisterhood Workshop
- “Realize” Founder’s Address
Prepare for a dynamic weekend! We’ll fellowship, reconnect and share on a level that inspires, motivates and activates our sisterhood.
To register, log in to myKAPPA for additional details.
Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc. Hails the Supreme Court’s Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide
After a long, hard-fought legal battle, marriage quality has finally come to America. In a landmark 5-4 ruling on June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court announced that the union of marriage is the constitutional right of every American citizen – whether heterosexual or homosexual.
Kappa Theta Epsilon applauds the high court for the just and well-reasoned decision reached today.
“These astute men and women heard the arguments, and decided that the cause of human dignity outweighs all bias and rhetoric to the contrary,” a member of the Sorority’s Alpha Chapter, said today. “We salute them for being on the right side of history.”
In his statement of the affirmative opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that,
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
As it so often has, the Court rendered a decision in lock-step with the progress of public opinion over the last ten years. In less than a decade, the tide has turned on the issue of marriage equality, with the majority of Americans in favor and 36 states having already legalized same-sex unions.
Over the course of the last 40 years, our cause has sped on. July will mark the 35th anniversary of the Democratic Rules Committee’s vote to expressly prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Fifteen years ago, Vermont became the first state to legalize civil unions. Massachusetts followed four years later as the first to legalize marriage. Less than 15 years ago (2003) the Court declared sodomy laws unconstitutional, thereby essentially decriminalizing homosexuality. The progress we’ve made has been extraordinary.
The dream of our foremothers and fathers has been realized – within many of their lifetimes. The Sorority also honors these trailblazers, as this victory would not be possible if not for their years of courage and sacrifice.
“Yes, this is a historic day for the LGBT community, and a victory for all of us,” said K. Edwards, Sorority Director of Communications. “It memorializes the work of so many — this moment especially belongs to them. As proud members of the LGBT community, we’re incredibly grateful.”
Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated is a social, service sorority for professional and entrepreneurial lesbian women. Founded in 2009, the organization develops programs to train LGBT community leaders, and advance the academic, economic, social and political interests of LGBT people in communities across the nation.
ATLANTA, GA — June 9th, 2015 – Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc. (KΘE) commemorates LGBT Pride month 2015 with the kickoff of a Summer event and program series.
Designed to increase the visibility of professional women in the LGBT community, and encourage open dialogue on the building blocks of success for LGBT youth, the Sorority’s “Make Your Mark Through Pride” event series spans from June 15th to Labor Day, September 7th.
Planned activities include community service outreach, social activities, and an LGBT symposium on income disparity and economic development.
One of the series highlights is Dress Up!, an interactive “success readiness” workshop teen girls and young adults, to be held July 11th, in Albany, GA.
Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, an LGBT Greek-lettered organization for women interested in professional, entrepreneurial and educational pursuits, encourages members to serve as positive lesbian examples in the community. For more information on the Sorority’s “Make Your Mark Through Pride” activities, visit the official website at kappathetaepsilon.com.