Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You…

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy MLK Day Sorors! On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, let’s be sure to show some ZChi love in the community. #zetasigmachi #multicultural #sorority #mlkday #dayofservice #dogoodthings

Our “Dream Big” series continues… Most of you…

Our “Dream Big” series continues… Most of you know our soror Cherine Foty – Epsilon. Not only does she demonstrate what it means to be an oh so passionately radiant woman of Zeta Sigma Chi, she also dreams big. We know her has a humanitarian, an engaged intellectual and a true sister to all. She is a Sorbonne Professor, Attorney, Fulbright Scholar and Human Rights Activist. She Dreams Big! Few know that she is also a member of “Foty Fusion”. (See video link below)

“I grew up in a family of artists and artists who were politically aware. My mother was a painter and my father a musician. My siblings and I each grew up playing a different instrument, both in classical training, but also playing together as an ensemble and learning traditional Arabic Egyptian and Palestinian songs from an early age. The importance of music in the struggle for social justice was something we were taught throughout our childhood and we often played at political events, cultural events and demonstrations. As teenagers we made 2 full CDs, the first was a compilation of traditional Palestinian songs, the second was a compilation of our own compositions fusing various musical styles. But as we grew up and each went to different universities and ended up living in different countries, it was difficult to continue our musical fusion together. We were fortunate to be able to meet in Montreal Canada this past summer, where my brother lives, where we composed, recorded in a professional music studio, and filmed/edited our first music video “Sejil ana araby”. As Arab Americans, with all of the discrimination that exists against our community in the post 9-11 age, and in a time where many of our communities in our countries of origin are struggling to assert their human rights, we wanted to declare our pride in being a part of this community. We are proud to be Arab! Sejil ana araby means write it down, I am an Arab. We are very excited about this video and hope it will be the first of many more to come!” – Cherine

#dreambig #zetasigmachi #multicultural #sorority #ZSCFB2014