Presenter: Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene, a residential community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. She founded Thistle Farms (thistlefarms.org) in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001 as a social enterprise that currently employs nearly 50 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and supports a natural body care line, paper and sewing studio, and the Thistle Stop Café. While working at Thistle Farms, women learn skills in manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales, and administration in order to acquire the skills they need to earn a living wage and become independent. Stevens will lead a community workshop at Presbyterian Student Center. This event is a part of the Office of Service-Learning’s Innovators Series. These events are free and open to the public.
The UGA Office of Service -Learning
Institute of Women’s Studies
St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church
Presbyterian Student Center
The Cottage Sexual Assualt Center & Children’s Advocacy Center