The opening night guest speaker was none other than the critically-acclaimed, NAACP Image and SAG award-winning actor, producer, activist and author Isaiah Washington. Tell Them We Are Rising, by the award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, provides a historical account of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the United States. From slavery to the present day, the film examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
We were delighted to have had the opportunity to attend this enlightening event along with fellow National PanHellenic Council members representing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., as well as one of our chapter charter members, Racquel Shaw who is an HBCU alumnae, having attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC.
In addition, Lambda Nu Sigma Chapter is a proud supporter of Expanding Opportunities Western New York/Southern Ontario who's mission is to expose students to the higher educational opportunities at HBCUs.