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Karith Foster to Speak at the PRSSA 2017 National Assembly

January 24, 2017

NEW YORK (Jan. 24, 2017) — The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will welcome Karith Foster, humorist, speaker and engagement specialist, as the Thursday evening speaker for the PRSSA 2017 National Assembly.

“Karith is a dynamite speaker whom I was lucky enough to meet at last year’s Waynesburg University Regional Conference,” said PRSSA 2016–2017 National President Emma Finkbeiner. “Her humor, expertise and fresh perspective on diversity and personal growth will provide valuable insight for our leaders at National Assembly.”

For years, Foster has left her unique mark on numerous stages, from the world-famous Apollo Theatre to the national airwaves as radio show host Don Imus’ former sidekick. She is one of the featured comedians in the 2016 hit documentary about comedy and outrage culture, “Can We Take a Joke?” which has garnered accolades in the Washington Post and TIME Magazine. In March 2017, she will join one of the highest echelons of the speaking world when she delivers her talk, “The Art of Defying Stereotypes: Learning to Be True to Your Voice,” at the TEDx Lincoln Square Risk Takers and Change Makers event in New York City.

Karith Foster is an alumna of Stephens College, where she was secretary of her PRSSA Chapter, and Oxford University. As an engagement specialist, Foster has impacted lives at academic institutions and organizations across America through humor, understanding, acceptance and respect. Most recently, Foster founded the Foster Russell Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to inspire free speech, social change and empowerment through education and mentorship.

“As a former member of PRSSA, I am so very honored to kick off the 2017 National Assembly,” Foster said. “In a day and age where our inclusive voices are so necessary, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to reach such a great number of creative and influential minds who will be leaving their mark on the media and the world.” 

You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @karithfoster, or visit her website.

National Assembly will take place from March 30–April 2 in Seattle. For more information about National Assembly or to learn how to become a delegate, visit the National Assembly website.


About the Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 10,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 330 colleges and universities.