Television personality and former beauty queen Lakita Garth will present her acclaimed program "The Naked Truth About Sex, Love, and Relationships" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.
The presentation, sponsored by the University Activities Board, is free and open to the public.
Garth, a talented performer who was named Miss Black California in 1995, is an inspirational speaker who travels the world speaking to high school and college students about why it is so important to save sex for marriage. She has taken her Christian message to several TV shows, including MTV's Sex in the 90s, Politically Incorrect, The Image Awards, The American Television Awards, Nightline, Sally Jesse Raphael and Montel Williams.
Her grandfather, a pastor, was preparing to teach Sunday school in the now famous, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, when a bomb went off, tragically killing four little girls. Her aunt entertained Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the home of her in-laws as they laid strategy for the Civil Rights Movement. Her uncle, a Tuskegee airman, helped devise the carpool system during the bus boycott in Montgomery while her mother regularly attended Dexter Avenue Baptist church as a college student at Alabama State University.
She is a board member of various organizations: the National Abstinence Clearinghouse (NAC), Urban Ministries International Inc.(UMI), the Christian Film and Television Commission, and is also a board member and trainer for Strategic Life Training (SLT), an organization which equips leaders and emerging leaders domestically and internationally to practically serve all areas of society.
Garth earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California in less than four years as well as an Honorary Doctorate degree from Aspen Theological Seminary. She is a recipient of the National Patrick Henry Award -- an award given to the person under 30 years of age for outstanding activism for youth.
For more information about this event, contact the UAB office at 628-5355 or 628-5801.