Dr. Ellis Williams’ activism is guided by many thinkers and activists, including Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Marcus Garvey, James Cone, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Paulo Freire.
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”
Dr. Ellis-Williams is a minister of the gospel of Jesus the Christ. Her deep faith, her fight against injustice and her commitment to loving her neighbor as herself is rooted in her practice. She is committed to an ecumenical and inclusive framework. It is her hope to help heal the brokenhearted, marginalized and break chains of oppression.
The word of God states that we ought to “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause,” (Isaiah 1:17)