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White Will Share How to Tell Authentic Stories in Leadership Lecture Series

Adena White
Adena White

UA Little Rock alumna Adena White, an experienced public relations professional, will share ways that people can tell authentic stories that share diverse perspectives during a Leadership Lecture Series.

White will give her presentation, “How to Tell Authentic Stories that Shift the Narrative,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. In this lecture, she will share how the audience can tell authentic stories, build connections, create a sense of belonging, and lead to positive change.

White is an accredited public relations professional and social-impact storyteller with 15 years of experience leading communications efforts for place-based nonprofit organizations.  She has seen the impact of strategic storytelling first-hand, in her work.

In 2017, she founded Blackbelt Media, the producer of Blackbelt Voices podcast which tells stories that honor Black history, celebrate Black Southern culture, and shape the future of the region. Since its launch in September 2019, the podcast has been featured by Apple Podcasts, Oprah Daily, and Vanity Fair.

The Leadership Lecture Series features presentations by faculty and graduates of the Department of Applied Communication at UA Little Rock in the areas of communication, management, and leadership.

The next Leadership Lecture Series will be a conversation with J.J. Pitman, director of the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center. Pitman will give his presentation, “Motivation/Engagement in Today’s Organizational Environment,” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2023.

Both lectures are free and open to the public and will be held virtually via Zoom. You may sign up for the virtual lectures via this online form.