Regina Louise, Author Of "Somebody’S Someone" And National Child Advocate, Speaks At UNH March 29
Contact:  Beth Potier
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UNH Media Relations
March 9, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- Regina Louise, author of the acclaimed memoir “Somebody’s Someone,” will speak at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons. Louise’s talk, about her harrowing journey through the child welfare system, is sponsored by the UNH Social Work Department and School of Health and Human Services to mark National Social Work Month. The talk is free and open to the public.

Louise’s 2003 memoir “Somebody’s Someone” chronicles her tale of survival through 30 foster homes. “This rare look into the inner world of an unwanted child will enlighten readers concerned with the fate of at-risk children,” said Publisher’s Weekly.

Now a national child advocate, Louise has delivered inspirational speeches for organizations such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Child Welfare League of America and has been a guest on public radio programs “All Things Considered” and “The Tavis Smiley Show.”

Louise is also the founder of the Esther Collins Memorial Children’s Foundation for Literacy. Her honors include nominations for the Herston-Wright Legacy Award and the Adoption Excellence Award in 2005 and recipient of the Take Wings Community Service Award in 2005.

Also at the event, alumni of the UNH Social Work department will be honored.