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Giving Tuesday 2022

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Support the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund this #GivingTuesday

YOUR support ensures a strong future for the Daughters and ongoing initiatives for women and girls of the African Diaspora.

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith & Dr. Evelyn L. Parker!

Dr. Evelyn Parker and Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith representing at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany

We are happy to announce and congratulate our own Directors, Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, as the newly appointed President of the North American Region of the World Council of Churches, and Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, newly appointed to the World Council of Churches Central Committee.

Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith is the founder and convenor of the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) and serves as Senior Associate for Faith Engagement at Bread for the World (Washington, DC).

Dr. Evelyn L. Parker is Professor Emerita of Practical Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She and Dr. Rosetta Ross conceived the idea of the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund and were among the Founding Board of Directors.

 

Daughter’s Tribute to Dr. Debra Majeed

Portrait of Dr. Debra Majeed, first Muslim Professor Emerita at Beloit College

As we come to terms with the transition of Dr. Debra Majeed, we fondly remember her role as Board Director of the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund. She served as a Board Treasurer, and Finance and South African Consultation Committee member.  She was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Beloit College, WI, earning tenure at Beloit College as the first Muslim African- American woman. She was recognized as the Edwin F. Wilde, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor. Indeed, she truly exemplified true servant leadership, community, and global activism. Dr. Majeed will be forever missed by the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund.  As colleagues, we will remember her grounded presence, energy, sense of humor, and warm wisdom. Her dedicated and faithful support to the vision and mission of the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund through her resources, scholarship, and time is worth celebrating and emulating. May her life and legacy live on and inspire. Inshallah

Check Out Rev. Melanie’s Latest Book Chapter!

Read Rev. Melanie Jones’ latest contribution titled: “Who’s Saving Whom?: Black Millennials and the Revivification of Religious Communities” in Religion, Race, and COVID-19: Confronting White Supremacy in the Pandemic. Copies of the book are available at NYUPress.org!
 

Happy Birthday Reverend Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon!

Happy 72nd Birthday, Dr. Cannon!!! On this day, January 3rd, The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership celebrates the birth of our Founder, Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon. Her Legacy LIVES!!!
 

My Memorial Tribute of Archbishop Desmond Tutu from Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith shares a heartfelt tribute to South African theologian, freedom fighter, and anti-Apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu in her recent post.
 

Voices on the Front Lines of Black Women’s Health
Join The Daughters for a much-anticipated conversation on Black women’s health with leading health professionals and experts!
DO NO HARM Fundraiser: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Evelyn Parker and Anyika McMillan-Herod

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DO NO HARM Fundraiser for Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund
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The Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund will host a showing of the film Do No Harm for a fundraiser on August 1- 31, 2021. Tickets are available at the link below.
Dr. Debra Majeed Becomes the First Muslim Professor Emerita at Beloit College

Portrait of Dr. Debra Majeed, first Muslim Professor Emerita at Beloit College

The Daughters congratulates Dr. Majeed on this momentous retirement. Let it be glorious! Details of this announcement can be found here.

Cancellation of the 2020 Consultation Due to the Spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

Detailed information for this announcement can be found here.
 

Congratulations to
Dr. Angela D. Sims!

Portrait of Dr. Angela D. Sims, first woman president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

The Daughters of the African Atlantic proudly celebrates founding board director, Dr. Angela D. Sims, on her new post as the first woman president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School! Local news coverage on this historic post can be found here.

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Enhance the Quality of Life for African Descended Trans– and Cisgendered Women and Girls

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The Daughters aims to provide funding and educational program support to organizations and institutions working to enrich life possibilities for all African-descended women.

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“In numerous ways, conversations with members of the Brazilian Candomblé Terreiro do Cobre community illuminated underlying presuppositions about African elements in religious culture…”

CONSULTATIONS

Biennial consultations of continental and diasporan African women in religions seek to help fulfill The Daughters’ commitment to holistic action and advocacy.

The Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund is a U.S. 501c3 organization
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