Reverend Tawana Davis is the daughter of the late Edward Eugene Davis Jr. and the late Rose Lee Davis. Born and raised in Harlem, New York she was educated in the public-school system, raised in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and began her life of service in the shadows of her mom and dad.
After attending St. John’s University, Tawana completed her last year of studies at SUNY Empire State with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management. Later, she received her certification as a Human Resource Professional from Cornell University, a certificate in project management from NYU, a Master of Divinity at Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA and is currently attending Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership & Change and is a Ph.D. Candidate with an anticipated graduation date of July 2021.
As a community leader; youth/young adult advocate; domestic violence survivor and awareness activist; and currently surviving HER2+ metastatic breast cancer while advocating and supporting other breast cancer survivors, Tawana has served the church and community in a leadership capacity for the last 25 years.
Currently, Rev. Davis is a Co-Founder of Soul 2 Soul Sisters, a Black Woman led, faith-based racial justice non-profit organization that centers Black lives and experiences. Established in 2015 Soul 2 Soul is leading and facilitating anti-racism work across the country. Rev. Davis is a contributor to the ground-breaking academic textbook “Race Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience.” Tawana serves as the Chairperson of the Board for The Stomp Out Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. and serves on the board of The Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence and The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. She is a proud mother of two, a grandmother, and most of all a Justice activist for all!
Race Work & Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience