Alika Galloway is co-pastor of Kwanzaa Community Church in Minneapolis and co-director of Northside Women’s Space, located at Kwanzaa. She holds a B.A. in political science and English literature from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., a M.Div. in womanist theology and world religions from Johnson C. Smith Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., and is a doctoral student at Virginia Union Seminary. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship from the Fund for Theological Education. She has served on the City of Minneapolis’ Urban Health Task Force and is the creator and executive director of the Sidewalks Saving Lives HIV/AIDS prevention arts initiative. She is nationally known as a womanist scholar and an expert in health disparities impacting African-American females. She is also a spiritual director.