Civic Life Lunch - Finding Grace After Trauma: Empowering Communities to Heal Together
Tuesday, October 9 | 12 PM | Rabb Room, Tisch College
Liz Walker has worn many hats over her career, including Emmy-winning journalist, human rights activist, and reverend. Walker is senior pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church, where she leads the Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing, an innovative effort that—in partnership with the Boston Medical Center—addresses the epidemic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a low-income African- American community. Before becoming a reverend, Walker was Boston’s first African-American television news anchor on WBZ TV, serving as a veteran journalist for 21 years. Sent on assignment to cover Sudan’s slave trade, Walker shifted her attention to helping Sudanese women and girls for 11 years, helping to build one of the first schools for girls in the region. She holds numerous honorary degrees and hosts a daily radio show on WROL.
Cosponsored by the Africana Center, the University Chaplaincy, and JumboVote. Lunch will be provided.