About Catherine Meeks

Catherine Meeks, PhD, is the founder of Turquoise and Lavender, an institute for transformation and healing. She is the former Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies from Wesleyan College, and the former Founding Executive Director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service. Dr. Meeks is the author of six books, including The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning, one inspirational CD, the editor of Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, and the co-author of Passionate for Justice: Ida B Wells as Prophet for Our Times. She is the winner of The President Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award, and is one of Georgia Trend Magazine's notable women. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and a PhD from Emory University. Dr. Meeks lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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