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Nika King

Actress, Comedian, Writer, & Mental Health Advocate

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Swanson Auditorium
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Spencer Swearingen, (402) 432-2146, upcmarketing@unl.edu
Nika King stars as Leslie Bennett, on the Emmy-winning HBO series, Euphoria, opposite her television daughters, Zendaya and Storm Reid. In this role, King pulls from her early life watching family members battle addiction and triumphantly overcoming. It is from that resolve and resilience that King offers a dramatic perspective and newfound depth in this character.

King established Rose of Sharon, a 501c (3) based in South Los Angeles, CA. The mission of the nonprofit is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families from underserved and marginalized communities by compassionately serving their mental health and wellness.

In her new lecture presentation, King tackles the subject of mental health, looking at depression, anxiety, and the possible ultimate collapse to alcohol and drugs for self-medication. She will share personal stories of how she has introduced exercise, a healthy diet and meditation to her daily activities, and discuss with brutal honesty what we all can do to achieve mental happiness.

This event is FREE for UNL students, faculty, & staff with Event Pass. $5 for the public.

Hosted by UPC Nebraska.


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