The national program of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., is designed to empower its members to serve as national and community advocates for the improvement of society through activities developed by the local chapters. Every two years, the Sorority adopts a national program theme. For the Sorority years 2019 to 2021, the theme has been distilled into the following motto and Resolution:
“Empowered Women, United as Sisters for Justice, Health and the Family.”
In response to the continued plight of women, adolescent and young girls who experience a myriad of threats to their physical, emotional and psychological health, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., has resolved:
Whereas the health and well-being of women and girls throughout the world and specifically in the United States has not been given
the attention it deserves;
Whereas women and girls of color are particularly vulnerable and have fewer resources available to them for protection and limited legal recourse;
Whereas public discourse has not recognized the unique needs of women and girls of color;
Whereas focus on such issues as girls of color are experiencing rates of school suspension and expulsion at rates
comparable to those of males of color;
Whereas women and girls of color of all ages are more likely to experience early trauma and multiple traumatic experiences leading to chronic health and mental health illnesses;
Whereas it is imperative that policies not only be developed but enforced to guarantee protection, support, appropriate intervention and
legal recourse for women and girls;
Whereas the #MeToo Movement and Times Up have brought attention to an aspect of the plight of women and girls;
Whereas the earning power is further evidence of the inequity experienced by women in the workplace resulting in the nationwide increase of homelessness that has disproportionately impacted women and their children;
Therefore, be it resolved that Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., and its membership will work vigorously to advocate for the justice, health
and safety of all women and girls through continued work and education with its Kopelle Youth Group, in partnership
with other women’s organizations and those groups that place emphasis on the health and well-being of women and girls.
Further, be it resolved that Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., is charging its membership with gaining expertise in at least
one area of concern- pay equity, domestic violence, discrimination in primary and secondary education, sexual abuse,
trafficking of women and girls, reproduction rights, advocating on behalf of issues that promote equity for women and girls.
Signed by 22nd Grand Basileus Dr. Ditra Stanford Scruggs
On this day, September 23, 2019
Approved by vote of the general membership of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc.
on the occasion of its National Conclave held in Chicago, Illinois, July 18-20, 2019.