The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC) and their collaborative partners launched the 12-part Rooted in Research Webinar Series on Fri., May 1.  The series, which offers empowering information on topics vital to realizing a quality lifestyle, will run live through the month of May via the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Facebook and YouTube pages Live.  

The webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT. 

DREF President Carolyn E. Lewis stated: “In regard to the numerous challenges currently facing the African American community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Divine Nine is coming together as a united front to address issues and offer solutions to improve the quality of lives.”  

National leaders of each of the Divine Nine fraternities and sororities will host a webinar in this series accompanied by a panel of experts, who will address a specific topic on the specific date.  Topics range from physical and mental health to one’s financial health; see complete listing of scheduled topics on the graphic.

Members of the Divine Nine include:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

In addition, the Rooted in Research Webinar Series is hosted by DREF Research Matters for All of Us, the NPHC, the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (TAG) initiative, Cobb Institute, National Baptist Convention, Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the University Of Alabama College Of Community Health Sciences. For more information, visit:

DREF is currently conducting a major health awareness campaign to promote the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research program, which focuses on the importance of biomedical research and its impact to improve health and close the disparity gap. Information about the All of Us Research program’s One in a Million campaign will be shared during the health segment of the Series.

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