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May 05, 2021
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(BPRW) Nonprofit Founder Terence Lester Bridges Gap Between Empathy and Social Injustice in Latest Book,

Embracing Social Issues as a Catalyst for Change & Discovering True Purpose

(Black PR Wire) ATLANTA, GA  — Terence Lester, founder of nonprofit Love Beyond Walls offers practical solutions to navigate social tragedies in the upcoming new book, When We Stand: The Power of Seeking Justice Together (IVPress) available Tueseday, May 18th.

People throughout the country are fatigued and overwhelmed by the continuous theme of global disasters, mass shootings, and civil unrest; yet, the nation is still in desperate need of a path to reconciliation and forward momentum.  When We Stand sends a powerful message on community, togetherness and addresses the common question "where do we go from here?" with steps to move from apathy to action. Empahty is critical to healing America's invisible wounds. The intersectionality of empathy and embracing proximity with one another is what undergirds a society to overcome the challenges the world is facing. 

In the book, When We Stand, Terence moves readers past emotional withdrawal with empowering words to do what can't be done as isolated individuals while offering ways to accomplish greater work together as groups, families, allies, and communities. Terence helps readers find their place in the larger picture, discerning the unique ways to lean into social issues as a catalyst for finding purpose. 

Demonstrated through the success of the #LoveSinksIn campaign, distributing over 1,000 portable sinks to 56 major cities across the country in response to public health inequities during the height of the pandemic, Lester heralds a clear message: rebuilding community is the first step towards rebuilding a future we can be proud of together. Terence's life work is committed to revitalizing the frontlines of justice and empowering communities towards joining in the fight together.

For more information on When We Stand and Terence Lester, visit

About Terence Lester:

Terence Lester is a speaker, activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic and socioeconomic inequality. As the author of When We Stand, and founder of Love Beyond Walls, Terence's nationwide campaigns such as #LoveSinksIn brings awareness to issues surrounding racial reconciliation, homelessness, poverty, and economic insecurity. has garnered features Good Morning America, MNSBC, CNN, USA Today, Today Show, Global Citizen, TVONE, Creative Mornings, Black Enterprise and have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. His books include: I See You, Getting Past Stuck, Simple Prayers for Hurting People, and Identity Theft.