JOIN THE MILLENNIAL WOMANIST PROJECT AND HOSTS, MIN. GABBY CUDJOE WILKES AND MIN. ESTEE NENA DILLARD FOR WOMANISTS TAUGHT US (WTU).

WTU WILL ENGAGE WOMANISTS ACROSS ALL GENERATIONS AND DISCIPLINES IN DISCUSSION ABOUT THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK, WOMANISM
AND PRESSING SOCIETAL ISSUES.

GABBY CUDJOE WILKES

HOST

Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes is a New York City based preacher, speaker, brand strategist and event planner. Her passion for life & ministry is found at the intersection of faith and culture. Gabby is a graduate of Hampton University (B.A), New York University (M.A) and Yale University (M. Div.). Her three greatest loves in life are her family, live music, & travel. Follow her @GabbyCWilkes.

ESTEE NENA DILLARD

HOST

Estee Nena Dillardis a scholar, sexual health educator and minister focusing on the intersections of theology, sexology and health. Estee is committed to discovering the ways that theological formation, spiritual care and ritual heal and transform the wellness of African American people. As a black feminist/womanist practitioner, her foci are embodiment, expanding the spiritual discourse on erotic power, and spiritual formation. Estee is a graduate of Spelman College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University who currently serves as a Children’s Pastor in Atlanta, GA.

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Rev. Neichelle Guidry, Ph.D.

Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry is a spiritual daughter of New Creation Christian Fellowship of San Antonio, Texas, where the Bishop David Michael Copeland and the Rev. Dr. Claudette Anderson Copeland are her pastors and where she was ordained to ministry in 2010. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (2007, BA, Lambda Pi Eta) and Yale Divinity School (2010, M.Div.), where she was the 2010 recipient of the Walcott Prize for Clear and Effective Public and Pulpit Speaking. She is also a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (2017), where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in the area of Liturgical Studies with a concentration in Homiletics. Her dissertation is entitled, “Towards a Womanist Homiletical Theology for Subverting Rape Culture.” She currently serves as the Dean of the Chapel and the Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Rev. Dionne Boissiere

Rev. Dionne P. Boissière is the Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN). Rev. Boissière received her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York and served both the seminary community and the local church for over a decade as the Associate Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations and Associate Minister of the New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury, Conn. Rev. Boissière serves on several international and community boards, including the Bureau of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, the International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries, Inc., co-chair of Ecumenical Women at the United Nations, the Black Religious Scholars Group, the W.A.N.T.E.D. Project, and WomanPreach! Inc.

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REV. DR. EBONI MARSHALL TURMAN

Dr. Turman is Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT.  She formerly served as Assistant Research Professor of Theological Ethics, Black Church Studies, and African & African American Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School.

An author, ordained minister, professor, and public theologian, the Reverend Dr. Marshall Turman is a refreshing addition to our most pressing national discussions of faith, race and gender. With a decidedly womanist point of view, hers stands out as one of very few scholarly millennial voices offering moral perspective on issues facing the Black community.

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REV. DR. CHERYL KIRK-DUGGAN

Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is a Professor of Religion at Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC, and an Ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Known for her 6 P’s as: professor, preacher, priest, prophet, poet, and performer, Kirk-Duggan is author of over 20 books, including Violence and Theology, her edited The Sky is Crying: Racism, Classism, and Natural Disaster, both Abingdon, 2006; and Wake Up: Hip Hop, Christianity, & the Black Church.

Dr. Kirk-Duggan’s current research includes: theology; justice; violence and religion; music; ethics; humor; the Bible and culture; Womanist and feminist studies; faith, spirituality, and health; women’s religious and leadership experience; pedagogy; rage, grief, and transformation; gender theory; sexuality, and popular media as a praxeology for constructive and narrative theology. Currently, she is working on a systematic theology, a commentary on Joshua and Judges, and a volume of poetry.

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REV. DR. VELDA R. LOVE

Velda R. Love currently serves as Minister for Racial Justice in The Justice and Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ. Velda has a working knowledge of critical race theory and creates comprehensive and strategic approaches for UCC national conferences, congregations, and staff colleagues to explore and understand the intersection of racial justice with other justice issues. Velda brings an African-centered approach inclusive of biblical and theological knowledge in liberation and womanist perspectives.