This interview with Lauren N. Nile is the first interview in our new series "Read, Black and You."
As author of RACE: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line, we asked Lauren N. Nile, ESQ a few questions which she answers in the embedded video below.
- Please summarize the central point of your book and its relationship to the emotional emancipation/psychological liberation of Black people.
- What inspired you to write Race: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line?
- How did you come up with the title?
- What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
- Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
- If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book?
- Did you learn anything from writing Race: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line and what was it?
- Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
- Do you have any advice for other writers who are considering writing about a similar topic?
- Who is your favorite Black author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
- What are your current projects?
- Do you have anything specific that you want to say to our readers?
- What is one specific message in Race: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line that you want readers to grasp?
- Why do you feel discussions about race and racism are important?
- What does Emotional Emancipation mean to you?
LAUREN N. NILE, ESQ.
TRAINER & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Lauren N. Nile is an author, trainer, keynote speaker and licensed attorney with twenty-five years of broad experience in designing, developing and implementing a wide range of Organizational Development activities intended to assist organizations in increasing their emotional intelligence, compassion, and productivity. In that capacity, Lauren has worked with various levels of organizational leaders and a wide variety of teams. Her knowledge and skill areas include leadership, team building, effective communication, conflict resolution, working successfully with different temperaments, cultural competence, sexual harassment prevention and intervention, training-of-trainers and facilitated dialogue. At the selection of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office of the Executive Office of the President, (EOP), Lauren conducted the first office-wide sexual harassment training for the EOP. She has also conducted for the EOP, Equal Employment Opportunity training, which included members of the White House staff. At the request of The U.S. Information Agency, Lauren traveled to Jordan and Gaza to speak with members of the press, university groups and women’s groups on issues of cultural and gender diversity in the American workplace. Additionally, at the request of the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Information Programs, Lauren delivered keynote addresses on workplace diversity in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo Brazil. Additionally, she was selected by the Texaco Corporation to be a member of its national diversity training team. As a consultant, Lauren has worked with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and Fortune 500 corporations.
Visit http://laurennile.com/biography to read her full biography.