Over One Thousand Future Leaders Given a New Charge for Community Action
Before an assembled gathering of over a thousand future leaders at the Zeta Organizational Leadership (ZOL) Conference in Indianapolis, IN of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., International President, Mary Breaux Wright reflected on recent decisions that have dramatically impacted communities across America.
“The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. have advocated for civil rights, justice and against discrimination in our society since our founding on Howard University’s campus in 1920,” said Mary Breaux Wright, International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. “We regret that over the last month, Trayvon Martin’s family had to relive the terrible pain of losing a child so young and the failure of our judicial system to hold individuals accountable for a senseless act.”
Wright, passionate about educating and preparing leaders within Zeta, addressed the assembled attendees at the Indianapolis Convention Center. “The legal travesties of Summer 2013 will forever be etched in history as a strong call to Zetas and our community,” she noted. “We must never tire in our efforts to advocate and eradicate injustices carried out through the existence, interpretation, and application of archaic laws.”
ZOL is an intense leadership training program. Developed in 2005, the overarching goal of the ZOL program is to provide members with the essential knowledge and skills to be exceptional leaders within and, as a natural result, outside of Zeta.
As Zeta begins a new year of operations, members are encouraged to be ‘that’ voice along with the NAACP, the National Action Network, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Incorporated and other civil groups to shatter ambiguous laws, address civil injustice, and preserve our right to vote and advocate until our nation’s laws serve all people equally.
More information can be found at the following url: http://www.zphib1920.org/ZOL.html