Sheri Dickerson is an associate minister for Church of the Open Arms in Oklahoma City. She serves on several civic and community advocacy boards, including the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Coalition, OKC PRIDE, the Diversity Center of Oklahoma and the Black Lives Matter chapter of Oklahoma City. She was recently appointed to the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and is a founding member and executive board member of the National Organization of Women, Oklahoma City chapter. She is a certified doula and midwife and serves as secretary of the National Association of Black Social Workers. She volunteers with the YWCA Stomping Out Racism Campaign and works with several youth mentoring and advocacy organizations, including Girl Scouts, Bridging the Gap and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Her own mentors have included the late poet and activist Maya Angelou and Oklahoma City educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper. A published poet, Dickerson celebrates her love of the arts as a member of IAO Poetry Committee and the Dramatic Flair’s actors troupe. She is a graduate of Lemoyne Owen College and NOVA Theological Seminary.