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Dr. Carole Collins-Ayanlaja to keynote Women’s Day at Sixth Grace

As women across the national creatively and respectfully recognize and celebrate the achievements of American women, Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church joins this campaign, which is open to the public with several events during the month of March.

On Sunday, March 18, Dr. Carole Collins-Ayanlaja will present a message taken from Romans 12:1-2 titled, “Voices of Victory-Women Leading the Charge for Change!” during the 11:00 a.m. service. The Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 600 East 25th Street in Chicago. Rev. Dr. David B. Thornton is the pastor.

Carole Rene’ Collins Ayanlaja is a lifelong Presbyterian and a member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church since 2011. She serves as both a Deacon and Chair of the Christian Education Committee and Teens in Christian Knowledge.

This native of Indianapolis is a longstanding resident of Chicago who earned a BA at Lake Forest College, a M.A. at Concordia University and Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been in the field of Public Education for over 23 years.

Carole is currently Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Eastern Illinois University. She recently published an article, “African-American Parents and Effective Parent and Effective Parent Involvement Programs,” which amplified leadership practices essential for schools to engage Black families. She has toured both internationally and nationally, which has allowed her share and gain knowledge around the world, which she proudly shares.

The Presbyterian Women will present their second annual skit on “The Women of the Bible” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. followed by brunch on Saturday, March 24. The next day on Sunday, March 25 is Orange Day at Sixth Grace Presbyterian. This is an initiative designate by the United Nation to bring awareness to and to work on stopping the violence against girls and women.

Free parking is available in the lot and on the streets.

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