Friday, February 11, 2011

Author of Black Pain and activist Terrie Williams to lecture Feb. 23 VIDEO

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University will host a free public lecture by Terrie Williams, president and founder of the Terrie Williams Agency and the Stay Strong Foundation, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at noon in the NKU Student Union Ballroom. Following the lecture, which is sponsored by the NKU Office of African American Student Affairs, will be a book signing and reception from 1:30-3 p.m.

Williams' most recent work, titled "Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting" (Scribner, 2008), reveals her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of this and other mental illnesses have, particularly on the African-American community. That is also the topic of her lecture at NKU.

Williams is a mental health activist, author and advocate for change and empowerment. Named one of Ebony magazine's "Power 150" for activism and Woman's Day magazine's "50 Women on a Mission to Change the World," she has utilized her influence and communications expertise for more than 30 years to educate and engage audiences in causes that affect the community, the nation and the world.

Williams has written four successful books and countless articles. Her first book, "The Personal Touch: What You Really Need to Succeed in Today's Fast-paced Business World" (1994, Warner Books), is a perennial business bestseller.

Her second book, "Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens" (Scholastic, Inc. 2001), has been utilized in school curricula and was the catalyst to launch The Stay Strong Foundation, a national non-profit for youth. "A Plentiful Harvest: Creating Balance and Harmony Through the Seven Living Virtues" (Warner Books, 2002), is her undertaking to help others achieve balance in their daily lives. ### NKU ###

For immediate release... Friday - Feb. 11, 2011

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