“Día de Sigma Delta Pi”/“Sigma Delta Pi Day”: Friday, May 1, 2020
Miriam Burt, founding member of Sigma Delta Pi.
To commemorate the anniversary of the Society’s first formal induction ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 1920 at founding member Miriam Burt’s home on 1629 Walnut Street in Berkeley, CA, chapters are encouraged to recognize our first national “Día de Sigma Delta Pi” with virtual events that might include the remote induction of new members, among other activities.
At the national level, Sigma Delta Pi will conduct two (2) activities on May 1, 2020 for its members:
1) At 7:30pm, Facebook Live Reading of Sigma Delta Pi’s forthcoming history (details below)
2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos selected from graduating members (details below)
1) Sigma Delta Pi’s 239-page history is now under final production with Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and will be available this summer. At 7:30pm on Friday, May 1, via Facebook Live the author will read select passages from his book and answer questions from members about the Society’s 100-year history. All members and friends of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to join us for this special reading and Q&A event.
2) “Sigma Delta Pi Impact” videos: graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to create a short video in Spanish that reflects on the impact Sigma Delta Pi has had on their student experiences and what being a member of Sigma Delta Pi has meant. To be considered for posting to the national Facebook page:
a) video should be of one or more graduating members of Sigma Delta Pi;
b) video should be in Spanish and 3-4 minutes in length;
c) presenter should mention Sigma Delta Pi Day (May 1), when they were initiated, and the importance of the centennial celebration that began January 1, 2019 and will conclude July 31, 2020;
d) video should be sent by Friday, April 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org as a link to a video uploaded on YouTube. No video attachments please.
The original Sigma Delta Pi membership pin.
A replica will be issued to all new members initiated in spring 2020
to commemorate the Society’s first induction ceremony on May 1, 1920.