Statement To Address The Rescinding Of DACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Statement to Address the Rescinding of DACA

September 12th, 2017 - - We, the Sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., are deeply disheartened by the White House Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Established in June 2012, DACA serves to protect eligible immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children from deportation and provide work permits. Over 800,000 individuals from different backgrounds and stories will be affected by this action. These individuals may be close friends, colleagues, mentors, family, and perhaps even some of our very own Sisters. As an organization dedicated to promoting and educating members and communities not only on Pan-Asian culture but Cultural Diversity, we are committed to supporting our Sisters who may be affected. The decision to end DACA comes with a six-month wind down and leaves an open door for Congress to act and pass legislation by March 5th, 2018. We encourage our Sisters and the community to reach out to their respective Senators and Congressional Representative(s). For more information on DACA and recommended resources to those impacted, please visit:

Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Official Statement in Response to Charlottesville, VA

August 14th, 2017 - - Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. condemns the acts of violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. As women who stand on the pillars of Sisterhood, Service, and Cultural Diversity, we denounce all forms of violence, racism, and bigotry, and will continue to promote an inclusive and supportive sisterhood. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman who stood with her fellow Americans. We also hold those that were injured and personally impacted in our thoughts and hearts while they recover. As we continually strive to promote Cultural Diversity to our members and our community, we stand by our Sisters who advocate and take action against racism and social injustice in this country. We will continue to stand by our Sisters who have been impacted by these recent events. To quote Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, “We work here today to bring people together to unify folks. I remind you all that we are a nation of immigrants… Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants, is what makes us so special. And we will not let anybody come here and destroy it.” --- About Kappa Phi Lambda Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (ΚΦΛ, also known as KPL) is an Asian-interest sorority founded on March 9th, 1995, at Binghamton University. As one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the United States, KPL
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Scarlet Gala 2017

The Kappa Phi Lambda National Alumnae Association is hosting the bi-annual event, Scarlet Gala at The Heist in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. We invite all of our Sisters across the nation to gather together for a fun evening. The theme this year is:

Double Down on Empowerment

It represents us focusing on our growth and development as an organization of strong women who are passionate about women empowerment, especially on Asian American issues. For more information and tickets, please visit here.
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A Kappa’s Life For Me

Ahoy there! Yo ho ho ho! A Kappa's Life For Me!

This year's National August Conference will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on August 5th - 6th, 2017!

We're extremely excited to host conference not only in Florida but also in the city of our newest school, University of South Florida, that we chartered back in 2015. This year, National Board elections will once again be held so if any alumnae are interested in volunteering their time to help guide your fellow younger sisters, maintaining, and improving the sorority, please keep an eye out for information in June! Sisters who are interested in attending, please contact your school or National Board if you are interested in attending! They will steer you in the right direction for registration. As a note, the deadline to register is July 8th, 2017.  
So...why pirates? In keeping with August conference being themed as well as it being the first conference of the academic year, we thought it'd be fun to have a pirate theme, something that we don't get to do very often. With the theme "A Kappa's Life For Me," we hope it will be a rejuvenation of why we joined this sisterhood in the first place. PLUS, pirates have actually been a key component of Tampa's history. There are many legends surrounding multiple pirates in this bay area, with the most famous being José Gaspar, a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida in the early 1800s. In fact! A
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Spirit of the Phoenix 2017

Our theme for 2017 Spirit of the Phoenix is:

Unity in Diversity

Kappa Phi Lambda's Spirit of the Phoenix is an annual national campaign with the goal of emphasizing our pillars on a national level. It takes places every year in March, the month of our national founding date and International Women's Day. We encourage all of our chapters and colonies to create effective programming for their cultural, service, and philanthropic events during this month centered around our national theme. Although our tagline changes every year, the underlying message within our national campaign is always women empowerment. We hope that Spirit of the Phoenix allows our chapters and colonies to create awareness and interest amongst our sisters and their communities about current events and issues relating to Asians/Asian Americans and women alike.
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