3:00pm - 4:00pm EST January 17
Location: Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall
Join us for our MLK Day keynote address with Candice Marie Benbow. Description: Reckoning with the intersectional oppressions faced by minoritized communities, Candice Benbow offers a challenge to take seriously what it means to prioritize the safety of minoritized communities so that they might flourish and thrive. Candice Benbow shares the importance of leaning into our shared humanity to create communities of care, cultivating effective communication and trust-building.
This event will be in-person and live-streamed. Participants who would like to attend virtually will receive a link to the event on Monday morning. Please register.
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).