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Ruby Nell Sales to keynote the 7th Annual Ready by 21 National Meeting

Official keynote speaker announcement for the 2018 Ready by 21 National Meeting.
Information Update
December 7, 2017



Ruby Nell Sales... 
to keynote the 7th Annual Ready by 21 National Meeting!
We are thrilled to announce our first keynote speaker. Civil rights leader Ruby Nell Sales will speak about racial equity and healing. As a preview into Ruby Sales' thinking and connections to our shared work, check out Karen Pittman's recent blog, "Why Does it Hurt? Reflections on Pain, Identity Politics and the Need for Healing."
A public theologian, historian, activist, social critic, and educator,  Ruby Nell Sales looks at her work as a calling rather than a career. She answered the call to social justice as a teenager at Tuskegee Institute where she joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked on voter registration in Lowndes County, Alabama.
Sales received a Masters of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School where she was an Absalom Jones Scholar. While there, she developed a reputation as a preacher and has preached at churches and cathedrals around the nation.  After divinity school, she founded and still directs a national nonprofit organization, the SpiritHouse Project
As a social justice activist, Sales' work is cited in several books, journal articles and films such as Taylor Branch's "At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68"; "Broken Ground: A Film on Race Relations in the South"; Dan Rather's "American Dream Segment"; and the newly released book, "Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights" by Rich and Sandra Neil Wallace. Sales is one of the founders of SAGE Magazine: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women.  
We hope you'll join us in Florida for the most exciting Ready by 21 National Meeting yet. Stay tuned for exciting updates. 
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