“Reimagining Sisterhood While Preserving Tradition”
Months before the COVID-19 pandemic, God put this vision on my heart as I began to prepare for my term. I could not have imagined then what was to come. How the world would be turned upside down by a peculiar and persistent virus. How the age-old systems of inequality and inequity would be challenged with revived fervor.
NAASC Chicago has not been exempt from the impact of the times. We had to cancel our Founders Day activities in April. Our Honors Luncheon and Back
to School Cookout with Morehouse Chicago this summer are going virtual. And our signature event, A Crystal Blue Evening, has been postponed until December 2021.
If there were ever a time to recommit to the work locally, or to even join anew, it is now. This biennium, in addition to continuing to deepen our bond of sisterhood, we will also seek to achieve the following goals:
Amplify the Chicago Chapter’s brand
Double down on community outreach
Grow membership and increase engagement
The road ahead won’t be easy, but as Spelman Women, we have the faith, the tools, and the wisdom to see us through. I can’t wait to see what we reimagine together. And I hope you’ll follow me along this journey @SpelChiPrez!
Blessings to you,
Jessica R. Harris, C’2009
President, NAASC Chicago