BLOOMSBURG—Kareem L. Williams, uplift advocate, entrepreneur, and author, will be at Bloomsburg University on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Williams’ presentation “Trials, Tribulations & Triumph” focuses on encouraging young people to redefine themselves and his mantra “positive vibes only.”
Williams, a north Philadelphia native, has spoken to high school and college campuses around the country. His message of redefinition and motivation to young people has spread internationally as his most recent public speaking opportunity took him to a high school in Madrid, Spain. He has published his own self-help book targeted at young people called Step Aside: A Simple and Effective Guide for Helping You Get Out of Your Own Way.
Williams encourages young students that no matter how bad the situation, they can turn their life around in a positive way. As a young person he took the wrong path and found himself in a juvenile placement facility, Williams used an unfortunate situation as a second chance to redefine himself. Williams now holds an undergraduate degree in business management from Cheyney University, his M.B.A. from Strayer University and has spoken internationally.
Williams preaches to young people that it is not “where you come from that matters, but where you’re going.”
“Trials, Tribulations & Triumph” is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Men of Intelligence, Notability & Desire.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.