WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will host motivational speaker and activist Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams for a lecture on self-love and empowerment at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium.
Williams is an advocate for Afro-Indigenous culture, social justice awareness, body positivity and mental health. She recently worked for the Administration for Native Americans to champion Indigenous issues across the United States, American Sāmoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Williams currently is the public relations and media coordinator for Indigenous Peoples Day Phoenix and is a cohort in Arizona State University’s Indigenous Leadership Program.
She grew up on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, New York, where she began a journey to learn more about her Black and Indigenous heritage and served as Miss Native American 2017-18.
The next lecture will be “Curating Lasting Connections” with entrepreneur, philanthropist and arts advocate Emily A. Branch on Dec. 6.
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This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.