Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, General Secretary/CEO, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) is an interdenominational organization within the African American faith tradition focused on justice and equity issues. SDPC is both a 501c3 and United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). As founding CEO and a trustee of SDPC, she has steered the organization as a unique, influential and esteemed network of faith based advocates and activists, clergy and lay. Former director of the Black Theology Project, Dr. Carruthers has a long history of teaching, engagement in community development initiatives and social justice ministry, fostering interdenominational and interfaith dialogue and leading study tours for the university and church throughout in the United States, Caribbean, South America and Africa.



Dr. Sanders is A.B.D. in the joint Ph.D. program at University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology in Christian Theology and Sociology. His research in black theology, constructive theology, social ethics, African American religious history, and critical race theory has allowed him to make contributions to social and religious ethics, 19th century theology, and African American history. Dr. Sanders is a member of the Steering Committee of the Black Theology Group, American Academy of Religion, and a board member of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. He has also been invited to give numerous lectures on topics such as faith-based activism and racism.


Anietie "Nate" Udofia

Anietie Udofia is Founder/Managing Partner of Sustainable Technology (S-Tech) Integration and Consulting and is responsible for customer acquisition, strategic vision, sales and marketing, and operations management. Mr. Udofia is an internationally recognized leader in Media, Information, and Communications Technology. Mr. Udofia founded and leads Green Durham; a Clean and Green energy and technology partnership in 2006; and serves as Co-Chairman of ImaAbasi International, a Nigerian and US certified 501c3 nonprofit foundation providing basic health services; malaria control and prevention; environmental health and wellness education; and women and children empowerment programs.