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May Week 

Highlights from May Week 2024

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, New York Alumnae Chapter (NYAC) celebrates the teachers who have influenced NYAC members who are leading our May Week Initiative, “Advocacy and Achievement Through Education and Activism.”

May Week
What is May Week? 

May Week is a series of events curated by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's local chapters each year to highlight academic and professional achievements which emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for Black women. May Week is an annual, culturally enriched program that is free to the community during the month of May. 

Past May Week Highlighted Events:

  • May Week 2024, comprised of  seven events centered around the theme, “Advocacy and Achievement Through Education and Activism.” Members of New York Alumnae Chapter attended, hosted, volunteered and actively participated, in seven events across the city that focus on advocacy, achievement, education, and activism.

  •  May Week 2023, occurred during May 8 - May 12, 2023, at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Justice. The theme was Homecoming: Educated, Accomplished, and Triumphant; which resonated throughout the week's activities. The week culminated with our Prom Dress Giveaway: Say Yes To The Dress. 


  • May Week 2012, celebration, co-sponsored by the Arts and Letters Committee highlighted classical dancer Misty Copeland at the Dwyer Center. On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history. The title theme, "My Body Curves," explored positive body images in the arts.


  • May Week 2007, co-sponsored by the Arts and Letters Committee featured the Harlem Horizon Art Studio art and performers from the Harlem Hospital Dance Leadership Program. The event was held in the Harlem Hospital Auditorium.  


  • May Week 2006, event theme co-sponsored by the Arts and Letters Committee  was "A Celebration of Legends: Remembering Legendary Who Passed Away from 2003-2006." The event was held at the Wadleigh Secondary School of Performing Arts and featured wonderful performances by current and former Wadleigh students paying tributes to artists such as Octavia Butler, Ray Charles, Ossie Davis, Rick James, Fayard Nicholas, Lou Rawls, Gordan Parks, Wilson Pickett, Richard Pryor, Nina Simone, Edwin Starr, Luther Vandross, Barry White, August Wilson, and Ronald Winans who are "gone but not forgotten."

For more information, send an email with subject May Week.

Jimyce G. Johnston 

Chapter President 

Past May Week Event Gallery

May Week 2024

May Week 2023

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