Earlier in October Organizing Fellow, Yolanda King, and President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins traveled to Texas for an AFT Human Rights Conference. While at the conference the DFT was awarded a Powerful Partnerships grant. Standing in the center, next to the DFT President is actor/activist Erika Alexander, a SAG-AFTRA award winning actress.
African American Leadership Awards 2023
Three of our own were nominated for the African American Leadership Awards: President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins, Treasurer Rodney Fresh and Retirees Chapter Secretary, Michelle Broughton. We are pleased to announce that President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins was the recipient of the Sophie Womack Quality of Life & Leadership award.
Listening to History
Retirees at the November Chapter meeting listened to AFT Archivist, Dan Golodner, as he gave a brief history of the DFT from 1920-1967. He presented a slide show presentation and gave some anecdotes about past DFT leadership. Displayed on the screen is a copy of the DFT charter from February 24, 1931.
New Addition to the Staff
The DFT staff has expanded by one. We are welcoming Regina Fuqua as an Organizing Fellow. She will be working alongside Yolanda King to service members with membership and dues.
WHAT'S NEW: DFT Election Results
Here are the results of the recent DFT leadership team election. These officers will be sworn-in at the next general membership meeting, on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
WHAT'S NEW: Official Candidate List for Biennial Election
Please click the link to view and download the official candidate list for the upcoming election of Officers, Executive Board Members and Trustees. It is possible more names will be added to the list once the grievance process is completed. Online voting begins on Thursday, November 17, 2022 and runs until Friday, November 25.
It's back! Reading Opens The World FREE book giveaway. Join us on October 8 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Horatio Williams Foundation located at 1010 Antietam in Detroit. Students, Parents/Guardians and families may receive up to 10 free books; Educators and School Staff up to 30 free books. First come first served! For educators and school staff pre-registration is highly encouraged. To pre-register please visit www.firstbook.org/AFT.