‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ actress headlines local fundraiser

Robia Scott was born in Queens, New York, and has toured Europe with Prince, acted in the first three seasons of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and appeared in “Beverly Hills, 90210”.

On Thursday, Nov 14, she traveled to Batesville and spoke to a gathering of 111 people at the Cherish Life Gala, a formal evening of fundraising for The Alpha Center, held at Compass Church.

Scott’s most recent acting role was in the movie “Unplanned“, which is based on one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the country, Abby Johnson. The Alpha Center offered a free preview of this movie at the local AMC Theater on March 28. The movie hit theaters the next day and has since grossed $19 million worldwide.

Scott shared about how the timing of the release of the movie coincided with the Reproductive Health Act in New York, and said it especially alarmed her to discover that more African American babies are being aborted in New York City than are being born.

She also shared about her conversion to Christianity, which occurred in her life while she was working on “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer“. As a result, she subsequently quit Hollywood in order to become a minister, and did not go back to acting until “Unplanned”.

After Scott concluded her talk, a local resident shared via video testimony about her experience with The Alpha Center. She said when she found out she was pregnant with another baby, her initial plan was to abort. However, after seeing the ultrasound, and speaking to the local volunteers about her situation, she chose to parent the baby. When the video concluded, with the support of her family members who were also in attendance, she stepped onto the stage with her young baby and thanked those who support the organization.

The night marked the official end of Amanda Steel’s time as Director of The Alpha Center, as she handed the baton to the new Director, Danielle Adams.

Following in a long-standing tradition for this fall event, the dinner at the gala was prepared and served by John 3:16.

To read more about Scott, visit her website.

Both book authors, Robia Scott and Rachel Kelley pose together at The Alpha Center’s Cherish Life Gala on Nov 14 at The Compass Church in Batesville.

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