Submitted by Ferlanda Fox Nixon
The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, along with other community-based organizations, participated in the fifth annual Diversity Day on the Morristown Green in Morristown, New Jersey. The popular summertime event united various religious, cultural, and educational organizations and community members of the Greater Morris County Area in celebrating their unique cultures and gifts. Dubbed “One Community, Together Again,” Diversity Day 2022 featured an interfaith service, immediately followed by a festival of multicultural music and samplings of various ethnic cuisines.
With social action at the forefront, Morristown Alumnae hosted a voter registration drive. The chapter also distributed 100 diversity-themed coloring books.
“Diversity Day serves so many beneficial purposes for our community,” stated Kimberly C. Monroe, president of Morristown Alumnae. “With so much division in the world, it is a welcome relief to embrace all the differences that make us special, in a safe and loving environment. Whether it is the food we eat, the hairstyle we wear, or the pronouns we use, we all bring intrinsic value to the places and spaces in which we live, work, and play,” Monroe continued.
It should be noted that in celebrating Diversity Day 2022, Morristown Alumnae collaborated with the Kappa Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The day also served as an unexpected reclamation event for Morristown Alumnae, for the chapter successfully reclaimed one former chapter member.