Kit is woman who is passionate about nonviolence, God, and serving others. A national trainer and speaker, Evans is an activist with Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere. Evans has worked relentlessly in the areas of violence prevention, nonviolence, conflict resolution, education and assisting people in healing.
With dual masters degrees in Teaching: Special Education and in Social Justice and Community Development, Evans also holds a Master of Divinity. She is a Teach For America and U.S. Peace Corps alumni, and she has studied, worked and served around the world.
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. Overcoming the STORM: The Most Effective Healing Strategies for African American Female Survivors of Sexual Violence is Kit’s academic research.
Kit is the founder of Testimonies of Hope: The Intercultural Christian Devotional Website at www.testimoniesofhope.org. She now uses her education, teachings on nonviolence and conflict resolution, travels, experiences with healing, dance, and spirituality as a speaker, teacher, and activist. Kit currently resides in Rock Island, Illinois.
“I am a minister, scholar, activist, performance poet, and Emmy-award-winning media producer. I am engaged in written and spoken discourse about the intersection of religion, race, gender, and sexuality, and hope to continue this in mainstream media. At the grassroots level, I fuse spirituality and the arts to create awareness of sexual violence against girls and women among various secular and religious communities. My advocacy work typically manifests in community organizing efforts, peer education, and workshops. I hope to empower communities, especially those of faith, to play active roles in the emancipation of women from violent oppression.”