Creative Organizer and Social Media Consultant, Latest division of Dr. Goddess Arts, Education and Management, Directing issues campaigns, shaping electoral politics, managing new media for progressive organizations, events and online fundraising (clients include the Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Fund, Veterans for the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, and the Pennsylvania Keystone Innovation Zone, as well as arts organizations such as The Black Gents of Hollywood and Balafon West African Dance Ensemble), May 2006 – present;
Creative Organizing Bio:
Affectionately known as “Dr. Goddess,” Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a Scholar of American and Africana Studies, an Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur who loves Technology and Social Media. She has successfully won the “Raise Your Hand! No Casino on the Hill” Campaign, helped with the first Community Benefits Agreement for the State of Pennsylvania, ran RootsCamp Pennsylvania 2010 and is the Social Media Consultant for a number of campaigns, including the “Are You For Fannie Lou (Hamer)?” Statue Campaign. Her work on American Studies, History, Women’s Studies, Theater and Popular Culture can be found in The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terror by Third World Press, on Ebony.com, TheLoop21.com, BlackEnterprise.com, MSNBC.com, NPR Radio, ThomasPaine.com, AOLBlackVoices.com and more!
Dr. Goddess has been awarded the YWCA’s Racial Justice Award, the Thomas Merton Center’s “New Person” Award and a Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the recipient of Playwriting Awards and grants from The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Women and Girls Foundation.