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Ebony Adedayo

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Ebony currently works for the City of Minneapolis as the Resiliency in Community After Stress and Trauma Program Manager (ReCAST) within the Division of Race and Equity. As a ReCAST Program Manager, Ebony has implemented community based models to increase the understanding of community trauma, healing and resiliency, and systems change. Prior to her work at the City, she worked with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability for nearly six years in various capacities, most recently as the Communications and Capacity Building Manager where she designed an asset based model to equitable development in the Twin Cities.

Started at Bethel

2018

Education

  • North Central University - BA in Pastoral Studies, 2006
  • Bethel University Seminary - MA in Global and Contextual Studies, 2010

Biography

Ebony Adedayo is the founder of the Kinky Curly Theological Collective (KCTC), a space that centers the expertise and experience of Black women. In this work, she has gathered Black women around writing, education and training, and spiritual practice. In 2020, Ebony launched KCTC’s first online writing cohort, Fragmented and Whole, as well as hosted a summer teach-in series, Talking Back which featured four Black women scholars and thinkers sharing their work as it pertains to identity, politics, culture, and spirituality.

Ebony currently works for the City of Minneapolis as the Resiliency in Community After Stress and Trauma Program Manager (ReCAST) within the Division of Race and Equity. As a ReCAST Program Manager, Ebony has implemented community based models to increase the understanding of community trauma, healing and resiliency, and systems change. Prior to her work at the City, she worked with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability for nearly six years in various capacities, most recently as the Communications and Capacity Building Manager where she designed an asset based model to equitable development in the Twin Cities.

Ebony is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction, with minors in Culture and Teaching and African American and African Studies. She also holds a Master of Arts in Global and Contextual Studies from Bethel Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from North Central University. She is the author of Dancing on Hot Coals, Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice, and The Gospel According to a Black Woman.

Ebony lives in St. Paul with her husband, Babatope Adedayo and two children, Oluwatamilore Adedeyo (age 10) and Oluwateniola Adedayo (age 7).

Courses Taught

SOW327G-Social Perspectives, Human Worth, and Social Action, and RES207U-Martin, Malcolm and Fannie Lou Hamer

Presentations

Moving Beyond Double Consciousness (AABHE, Spring 2019. Link to paper); Creating a Space for Myself in the Academy and Beyond (ABWHE, Fall 2019), Power of Storytelling (Community Connections Conference, Winter 2020)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Headwaters Foundation of Justice (2018 - 2020)

Hobbies and Interests

Writing, spending time with family and friends, and painting.

Website

http://www.ebonyjohanna.com