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Olivet College to host Women of Color Luncheon
Mar 13, 2007

OLIVET, Mich. The Olivet College Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center is hosting a Women of Color luncheon, Thursday, March 22 at noon in the Oaks Dining Room. Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis, Ph.D., will give a presentation titled Lift Every Voice and Sing: Education is the Key to Liberation. The event is free to the public. To R.S.V.P., call (269) 749-6626.

Davis, a survivor of domestic abuse, is a United Church of Christ pastor. She has been a police officer with the Chicago Police Department for 28 years and serves as one of its full-time police chaplains who ministers police officers and their families. She also serves as an adjunct professor with the McCormick Theological Seminary teaching a sexual and domestic violence course.

Davis earned a masters of divinity degree and a Ph.D. from the Chicago Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree from the McCormick Theological Seminary. Davis expertise is in the theological, ethical and biblical responses to individual and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence, especially as it intersects with issues of race, class, gender and the criminal justice system.

Davis is also an editor and contributing writer for the Journal of Religion & Abuse: Advocacy, Pastoral Care & Prevention and has published several other articles relating to theological and biblical responses to domestic violence.

She has served for more than three years on the board of directors for the Chicago Abused Womens Coalition and is certified as an abuse counselor through their training. She has also participated in training volunteers at the Chicago Abused Womens Coalition and The Family Rescue Domestic Violence Programs in Chicago lecturing on religion and domestic violence.

For more information, call (269) 749-6638.



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