Truth and Reparations Initiative

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Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri (pronounced go jiri) will share how the Minnesota Council of Churches Truth and Reparations Initiative came about with a focus on truth-telling, education and reparations in addressing the historic harm to African American and Native American communities here in Minnesota.

Ngunjiri received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Social Work. She is currently writing her dissertation to complete the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership, with an emphasis on Global and Contextual Leadership, at Bethel University.

She is currently employed as a Co-Director of Racial Justice at the Minnesota Council of Churches. Previously, she has worked as a Social Worker for Hennepin County, and as a One-on-One Client Facilitator for Chemically Dependent Women at a small community agency in St. Paul, where she also taught Anger Management and Parenting classes.  Employment has also included working as a Family Support Services Manager at a small non-profit agency, Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Liaison/Mentor to Adults returning to or attending college for the first time.

Ngunjiri is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the AME Church.