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Argrow Kitnequa Evans-Ford

Born: 1982 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pen Name: Kit Evans-Ford

Connection to Illinois: Evans-Ford moved to Rock Island, Illinois in 2013 with her husband Rev. Dwight Ford, who grew up in the Quad Cities. She attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois for her Doctorate.

Biography: National trainer and speaker with Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, Kit Evans is a woman who is passionate about nonviolence, God, and serving others. She has been a trainer and activist for 15 years working relentlessly in the areas of nonviolence education, violence prevention, special education, rape crisis intervention, HIV and AIDS, and assisting people in healing from violence and abuse. Born in Mebane, North Carolina, education became a positive outlet for her at a young age. Kit also grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church where many of her immediate family serve as ordained clergy. This includes her mother, the Rev. Dorothy Warren and grandmother, the late Rev. Argrow Margaret Warren. Kit holds a BA in Communications Studies (UNC Chapel Hill), a MA in Teaching: Special Education (Trinity University), MA in Social Justice and Community Development (SIT Graduate Institute), MDiv degree (Pacific School of Religion), and a Doctorate in Spiritual Direction (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary). She has studied, worked, and served in England, Japan, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis. Kit is a Teach For America and US Peace Corps Alumni.In May of 2008, Kit became a survivor of an extremely violent sexual assault on her life. After surviving the attack, she became more driven to promote the power of nonviolent social change. Kit is the founder of Testimonies of Hope: The Intercultural Christian Devotional Community and Overcoming the S.T.O.R.M: A Program For Women Healing From Sexual Violence. She is the author of 101 Testimonies of Hope: Life Stories To Encourage Your Faith In God and A Children's Book on Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey. She now uses her education, teachings on nonviolence and conflict resolution, travels, experiences with healing, dance, and spirituality as a speaker, teacher, peace activist, and author. Kit currently resides in Rock Island, Illinois with her husband, the Rev. Dwight L. Ford.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Argrow Kitnequa Evans-Ford on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A children's book on Bishop Richard Allen :
ISBN: 0692208968 OCLC: 911007770

A children's book on Bishop Richard Allen :
ISBN: 9780692275207 OCLC: 891379364

This curriculum is to be used with A Children's Book On Bishop Richard Allen: A Nonviolent Journey. It highlights some of the ways that teachers and parents can extend learning for students. The activities include many subject areas, including Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Genealogy, Geography, and History. There are also lessons on Anti-Bullying, Art, and Mathematics. It gives many angles to look at and learn from Bishop Richard Allen's life.