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Iva Carruthers

Dr. Iva Carruthers the Vice Chair of the board. She is general secretary of Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, which engages progressive African-American faith leaders in social justice issues. She is also founder and director of Lois House, an urban retreat center. Carruthers is Trustee of Chicago Theological Seminary, Kwame Nkrumah Academy, and Shared Interest; professor emeritus and former chair of the Sociology Department at Northeastern Illinois University; and author and editor of publications in sociology, African-American history, and theology. She was a delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance. Carruthers is a speaker for Bread for the World’s African-American Voices for Africa initiative. Carruthers is United Church of Christ.