• A Golden Alert℠ is in effect for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  Golden Alert℠ refers to the sorority’s social and legislative action activities, initiatives and programming designed to empower and engage communities by providing meaningful resources, action plans and solutions for the communities it serves.  Golden Alert issues are those which call for immediate action to address the various injustices and conditions plaguing our communities. Sigma Gamma Rho is equipped to make an impact and take a proactive approach to be catalysts for change through education and community empowerment.

     

    Golden Alert programming began in December 2014.  Originally, Golden Alert programming was designed to outline the sorority’s legislative agenda urging reform in the following areas:

     

    • Mandatory annual training for all law enforcement inclusive of cultural competency and sensitivity training  
    • Use and enforcement of body and dashboard cameras by law enforcement
    • Ensure best practices for a diverse representation on all community policing models
    • Utilization of a special prosecutor in instances where persons are killed by police officers in the line of duty
    • Establishment of Citizen Review Boards to review complaints against law enforcement
    • Restrictions on criminal profiling practices Sigma Gamma Rho will partner with local, state and national leaders to continue our work to make a positive impact in all communities.

     

    Since that time, Golden Alert programming has expanded to include a variety of social action and legislative action initiatives designed to engage and support the communities we serve.  In addition to the original town hall meetings and forums, Golden Alert activities include:  issue and social media awareness campaigns, community and sorority mobilization initiatives, and other "Calls to Action" supported by sorority leadership.

     

    We will host a series of national and community forums, symposia, initiatives and events to address the issues impacting our youth and families. Please see below for additional information regarding Golden Alert activities. The events are free and open to the public.

     

     

  • Los Angeles, CA - November 21, 2015

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    Online Registration

    Los Angeles Town Hall

     

     

  • Houston, TX - November 7, 2015

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    Online Registration

     

     

  • St. Louis, MO - February 21, 2015

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    Online Registration

    St. Louis Town Hall

     

  • Chicago, IL - January 17, 2015

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    Community Invitation

    Registration Form

     

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    Golden Alert News

     

    January 2015 - A Golden Alert Remains In Effect Sigma Gamma Rho Hosts Second National Town Hall Meeting

    A Golden Alert remains in effect! Join Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for its second national town hall meeting in St. Louis on February 21 featuring MC Lyte, lyricist, author and hip hop pioneer; Michael P. McMillian, President/CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Zaki Baruti, president – general of Universal African People’s Organization; and Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory, St. Louis County Police Department. Read More Here!

     

    January 2015 - Sigma Gamma Rho Hosts Golden Alert Town Hall Meeting Solutions, Education and Empowerment

    More than 700 youth and adults attended a Chicago Town Hall Meeting to discuss social justice issues impacting our communities. They came to hear solution based panel discussions and workshops which were a part of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Golden Alert held January 17. Read More Here!

     

    December 2014 - Sigma Gamma Rho Announces National Action Plan

    A Golden Alert is in effect for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. We are calling for immediate action to address the various injustices and conditions plaguing our communities. We will host a series of national community forums next year to address the issues impacting our youth and families. Read More Here!

     

    December 2014 - Sigma Gamma Rho Set to Launch Major Social Action Campaign

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will not stand on the sidelines as people in our communities face unequal treatment. The voice of Sigma is relevant and will be visible in the national movement for change. Sigma Gamma Rho is equipped to make an impact and take a proactive approach to be catalysts for change through education and community empowerment. Read More Here!