Diversity & Inclusion Office

MLK Week Keynote: Candice Marie Benbow

3:00pm - 4:00pm EST January 17, 2022

Location: Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall

Reverend Candice Benbow will join us for our MLK Day celebration to think through this year’s theme “Transforming the World.”

Candice Marie Benbow situates her work at the intersections of beauty, baking, faith, feminism and culture, giving voice to Black women’s shared experiences of healing and journeying toward wholeness. She has written for various outlets including ESSENCE Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The Root, VICE, Shondaland, MadameNoire and the Me Too Movement. She was named by Sojourners as one of “10 Christian Women Shaping the Church in 2020”. In 2015, Candice created Red Lip Theology to encourage women to embrace themselves as good creation. Through Red Lip Theology, she merges theological ideals with beauty industry participation to celebrate Black women’s creativity and spirituality. Candice annually hosts a “Red Lip Revival”, using the hashtag #redliptheology, where women are encouraged to pair a red lip selfie with inspirational words. Her first book, Red Lip Theology: Essays at the Intersection of Faith and Black Feminism, is currently slated for release in February 2022 (Convergent Books).

Free and open to the public