Tri Delta continues our important LEADDD Now conversations on racism with Tri Delta alumna, actress and Broadway star Zakiya Young, Pittsburgh. This dialogue between Zakiya and Fraternity President Megan Shaw James, Millsaps, centers on Zakiya’s career, her membership journey and her experiences as a Black woman in Tri Delta.
On this episode of our LEADDD Now conversations on racism, we are joined by alumna, actress and Broadway star Zakiya Young, Pittsburgh. Zakiya details how she landed into show business and where her career has taken her so far. She and Fraternity President Megan Shaw James, Millsaps, also discuss her experiences as a collegiate Tri Delta – and what it was like to be the only Black woman in a predominantly white chapter. This honest dialogue covers what it’s like to experience bias and microaggressions within a sisterhood, and also how to have the vocabulary, tools and resources to combat and respond. They discuss what allyship looks like today and how to use our voices as women to be heard and seen in society today. Zakiya participated in LEADDD Online and closed our FOCUS 2020 – first virtual Convention – by singing Alpha Theta Phi. She talks about her takeaways from those events and Tri Delta’s LEADDD Now plan to dismantle racism and create a more equitable and inclusive membership experience.
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