Phi Beta Sigma has from its very beginning concerned itself with improving the general well-being of minority groups. In 1934, a well-defined program of Social Action was formulated and put into action. Bro. Elmo M. Anderson, then president of Epsilon Sigma Chapter (New York) formulated this program calling for the reconstruction of social order. It was a tremendous success. It fit in with the social thinking of the American public in those New Deal years. In the winter of 1934 Brother Elmo Anderson, James W. Johnson, Emmett May and Bob Jiggets came down to the Conclave in Washington, DC and presented their Social Action proposition, and just the birth of Social Action as a National Program.
Phi Beta Sigma partners with the March of Dimes. Through this partnership, the two organizations will work together to prevent premature births and build strong fathers and male role modes in the African American community through sponsoring Strong Fathers seminars and Stepping To Save Babies. Our members are committed to take the following actions:
Sigma’s volunteering for local March of Dimes chapters, committees and boards. Chapters co-sponsoring and leading with the March of Dimes Strong Fathersseminars in our communities. Sigma’s Stepping To Save Babies initiative: Our goal is to raise $75,000 with each chapter contributing a minimum of $200 for March For Babies.
Chapters are encouraged to continuously register and educate citizens to participate in the democratic process. We will work jointly with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to make a positive impact in our communities by registering new voters. The priorities of Project Vote are voter registration, voter education, voter participation and getting out the vote.Blacks constitute between 10 and 19 percent of all eligible voters. What a powerful force if properly harnessed. In 2004, only 38 percent of eligible Black voters registered. Every Sigma Brother should show proof to his chapter that he is registered to vote. Check friends and family members to ensure their registration as well.
Meaningful and lasting changes can best be brought about through the political process. If men of Sigma are to fulfill our mission of “Service to Humanity” in the political arena, and become positive agents of change, we must:
Thank you for your interest in the Sigma Wellness: Living Well Brother-to-Brother Initiative. We are excited about Sigma’s leadership role in eliminating health disparities in men of color. Please take a moment and read below prior to conducting a workshop.