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St. Paul AME Church Holds God’s Women Conference

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St. Paul A.M.E. Church will hold a God’s Women Conference on Saturday, January 18, 2003 beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration for this event is $10.00 which will include lunch.

Carolyn Bennett-Murray, Ph.D., and Erylene Piper-Mandy, Ph.D., are the guest speakers for this event.

Dr. Carolyn Bennett-Murray is currently a full professor in both the Psychology and Ethnic Studies Departments at the University of California, Riverside.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1979. Dr. Murray was awarded a four year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a pioneering longitudinal study of the socialization processes of African American families and their children.

Murray has published in the “Journal of Black Psychology,” “Journal of Social Psychology,” etc., and authored numerous book chapters. She is currently writing a lay book for African American parents on how to advocate on behalf of their children within the educational system.

Professor Murray received the Black Voice News, Woman of Achievement Award in 2001 as well as other awards.

Murray is presently a member of the Board of Directors for the California Black Faculty and Staff Association and a member of the Tyisha Miller Steering Committee.

Erylene Pipe-Mandy, Ph.D., is a psycho-cultural anthropologist who specializes in cross-cultural competence and American ethnicity.

A dynamic, engaging and powerful speaker, she has given presentations and taught seminars in over 100 institutions and agencies.

These presentations focus on practical skills and competencies required to live and work effectively in an ethnically diverse California.

She has served at a number of universities in California and abroad teaching undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of areas, including anthropology, psychology and African American studies.

Dr. Mandy has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship, through which she worked and studied in Senegal, West Africa.

She is currently working on her book, “Fallen Fruit: Issues of Ethnicity and Education.”

You will not want to miss the opportunity to hear what these two dynamic women have to offer.

The church is located at 1355 West 21st Street in San Bernardino.

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