Arts & Letters


The Arts and Letters Initiatives

The goal of the Arts and Letters Committee is to promote individual and community awareness of the various fields of artistic endeavors; to encourage the development of individual and collective skills in the liberal arts; to showcase those who possess talents which contribute to an increased sensitivity to and an appreciation of the beauty around us; and to support those organizations who foster artistic and related disciplines.

The Arts & Letters Committee organizes activities such as:

  • Poetry Cypher: A Crimson Carpet Experience
  • Artist Forum
  • Theatre and Movie Viewing Red Carpet Events
  • Support African-American Arts and Authors
Arts and Letters tri-chairs
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Committee Co-Chairs

Latifah Adams
Lisa Jackson Harris
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Programs & Events

These initiatives aim to enrich our communities, foster creativity, and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our society by supporting and showcasing the diversity of artistic expression.

Poetry Cypher 2024

The CJA Arts & Letters Committee invites you to join us LIVE for an evening of rhymes and music at...

Literary Café 2024

Literary Café was a social outlet where thought-provoking and intelligent dialogue occurred through a shared love of literature. The March...

CJA Poetry Cypher 2021

If you weren’t present at the 2021 CJA Poetry Cypher, you missed an exhilarating evening of cultural expression!...

Just Mercy

On Sunday, January 11, 2020, the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter (“CJA Deltas”) presented a sold out, Red Carpet event at...

Arts Forum for Youth

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter (CJA) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held an Arts...

Arts & Letters Red Carpet Event – “Harriet”

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, the Arts & Letters Committee of the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter (“CJA”) of Delta Sigma...


Priceless Moments painting by Alonzo Adams

In keeping with our commitment to promoting the arts within our community, the Arts and Letters Committee commissioned renowned local artist Alonzo Adams to paint “Priceless Moments” in 1993.

This beautiful artwork reflects an intimate and “priceless moment” between women. Since its creation in 1993, the original ”Priceless Moments” has been on display at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, New Jersey and The Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Copies are also in several art galleries.

“Priceless Moments” is indeed a proud piece of Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter history. ​ Proceeds from its purchase benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund and community service projects. The price of the print is $95.00 plus $15.00 handling.