Berry College will host the Rev. Becca Stevens at
7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 17) in the Krannert Center.
Stevens is an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene,
residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking
and addiction. She founded Thistle Farms in 2001 which employees nearly 50
residents, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and
the Thistle Stop Café. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the
women by whom they were made.
been featured in the New York Times and on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN and
Huffington Post. She was named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of
Change for violence against women in 2011. Stevens is also a recent inductee
into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame and received an honorary doctorate by
Sewanee: The University of the South.
Her lecture will be titled “Social Enterprise: The Place
Where Justice and Healing Meet.” The Bonner Center along with Campbell School
of Business, Chaplain’s Office and Women’s Studies department is hosting this
To purchase Thistle Farm items, please visit: http://www.thistlefarms.org/.
Written by Public Relations Supervisor Hayden Sloan