Women POWs

(This event is not affiliated with Chi Upsilon Sigma)

We are an organization predominately of Latinas but we have sisters of all cultures too so this is a great opportunity to learn about a history and culture that is often considered “taboo” and therefore not openly talked about. It is also an opportunity to hear from a group of STRONG WOMEN!

Breakfast Fundraiser
September 5 · 9:30am – 11:00am
Hoblitzell Park in Plano
7500 Red River, Plano, TX

About this event:
The summer of 1988 was the armistice between Iran and Iraq after 8 years of bloody war. The Ayatollah Khomeni ordered the execution of ALL political prisoners, even ones who had served out their terms and ones not tried yet. It is believed that in a two week period, close to 30,000 individuals were executed. There is a group of 10 former female prisoners who have kept this memory alive, they reside in Dallas and are called “1988 Massacre Committee.” They are pretty much dismissed and ignored by everyone. This is a fundraiser to raise awareness and allow them to continue their activism.

About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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