Women of Wholeness Ministry-W.O.W.

presents Dr. Elaine Richardson

Looking at A Life Being Continuously Transformed

Meet Dr. Elaine Richardson, author of From PHD to Ph.D. Her redemptive story recounts her desperate life of drugs and prostitution on the streets of Cleveland to her academic success and completion of her doctorate degree.

Author of three books and co-author of three others on academic studies of American Black-language patterns, Elaine Richardson is more than an educator. Dr E—as she is called in the music and academic communities—is a dynamic motivator driven by passion and an earnest desire to see the lives of others improved. Dr. Richardson belongs to a network of Hiphop educators and activists and is the founder of The Ohio State University’s Hiphop Literacies Conference, as well as founder of the SisterFriends Afterschool Program, focusing on the literacy education of girls at Sherwood Middle School in Columbus, Ohio. She is also a recording artist and performer, using her voice on behalf of those who may be down, but not out! Learn more about Dr. Elaine Richardson at http://phdtophd.com/.

Women Being Transformed by Praying, Wailing and Praising

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 8:30am-2pm

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 428 East Main Street • Columbus, OH 43215

The Women of Wholeness (W.O.W.) Ministry at Mt. Olive Baptist Church presents this event as a means to help women be transformed so that they may fulfill their life's purpose.

PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life

"There was a time when Elaine Richardson was one of 'the Negroes everybody pointed to as the Negroes you didn't want to become.' The title of this book is no metaphor or allusion, but a literal shorthand for a remarkable, unpredictable journey. She inherits a plain way of talking about horrific pain from a mother who seemed impossible to shock. The way too fast way she grew up was and is too common, but her will to remap her destiny is uncommon indeed. To call her story inspiring would be itself too plain a thing, hers is a heroic life." -dream Hampton, writer and filmmaker