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Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta partners with Shortridge Magnet H.S. for Law & Public Policy to host its Arts, Scholarship & Education ProgramThe Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt to serve as Keynote Speaker

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Indianapolis, IN (May 17, 2010) –The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (IAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated invites you to the final event of their 2010 May Week activities on Saturday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Shortridge Magnet School. The event will celebrate the arts, youth, scholastic achievement and community leadership. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt.

“This event will showcase one of our most notable members as the keynote speaker”, says Rachelle Hardiman Bible, Chapter President. “We know that Judge Pratt will be an inspiration to all of our youth, particularly the students of Shortridge [Magnet High School]. They will have an opportunity to hear from a dynamic community leader who serves in one of the professional fields that they aspire to enter themselves.”

Pratt, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, is a current federal judicial nominee to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Her nomination, the first for an African American in this district respectively, is currently pending before the United States Senate. She is a member of the Marion Superior Court Executive Committee, the House of Delegates for the Indiana Bar Association and served as the Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Commission in Indiana. Pratt is also a member of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

In addition to the distinguished keynote speaker, IAC will recognize the Chapter’s inaugural Black College Tour Book Award Winner and 2010 Scholarship Candidates. Attendees will also enjoy special youth art performances by the Iibada Dance Company, Broad Ripple Magnet for Arts & Humanities students, Bryan Thompson, Lyric Pickens and Darrin Bailey. There will also be booths on-site that will feature information about the Chapter’s new Fall 2010 Black College Tour, youth scholarship opportunities, mentoring groups and general chapter programs.

“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to celebrate youth and their special talents, the importance of education and the recognition of the arts as a community”, said Hardiman Bible. “This is such a great way to conclude our and we encourage parents to bring out their young people for this special program”. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Who: Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

What: Arts, Scholarship & Education Program

When: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Where: Shortridge Magnet High School, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

The Arts, Scholarship & Education Program is the culmination of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter’s 2010 May Week activities themed, “Still Investing in Education”. To learn more about this sorority tradition, visit www.dstiac.com

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs.

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