On September 7 at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium, Riverside Brookfield High School welcomes author and thought leader Terence Lester.
Terence is known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality. His awareness campaigns have been featured on MLK50, CNN, Good Morning America, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Upworthy, and have been viewed by millions of people worldwide.
He has spoken on the same platform as other civil rights activists: Bernice King, Roland Martin, Gina Belafonte, Michael Eric Dyson, Tamika D. Mallory, and many others. Terence’s unique approach combines storytelling and digital media to help illustrate social justice issues with practical approaches to solving these ailments. In 2013, Terence founded the non-profit “Love Beyond Walls” and has helped hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty rebuild their lives.
In 2019, Terence launched the first museum in the U.S. representing homelessness out of a shipping container called Dignity Museum.Terence has written six books, and his new book, “When We Stand: The Power Of Seeking Justice Together,” was released May 18, 2021, with InterVarsity Press. He also holds four degrees and is working towards his Ph.D. at Union Institute & University in Public Policy & Social Change.
This is a free event open to the public.
RSVP is required for entrance, please click the photo below to complete the RSVP form.