When:
Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 3:00p -
4:00p

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Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

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Porter Square Books' April Be the Change event will feature Paul Grogan and Kathy Merchant, authors of Be Prepared to Be Lucky. Vanessa Calderon-Rosado will join them in conversation.


Throughout his successful career as a civic leader, Paul Grogan has proven that vision, determination, and collaboration can open the door to transformational change and good fortune. 


Paul’s experience as an urban changemaker in four respected organizations spans five decades. He worked for two successive Boston mayors, served as CEO of LISC, transformed Harvard University’s relationship with the city of Boston, and capped his career as CEO of the Boston Foundation.


Underneath these credentials, driving his success, lie an astonishing range of skills and core values that unite Paul’s leadership platform. The scaffolding for this platform? A firm belief that an ounce of luck + a pound of effort = a ton of impact. 


Paul’s memoir captures his stories and the recollections of people who knew him well. An accomplished writer and orator, Paul has published books and made speeches that are fresh and modern, withstanding the test of time.


Throughout his successful career as a civic leader, Paul Grogan has proven that vision, determination, and collaboration can open the door to transformational change and good fortune. Paul’s experience as an urban changemaker in four respected organizations spans five decades. He worked for two successive Boston mayors, served as CEO of LISC, transformed Harvard University’s relationship with the city of Boston, and capped his career as CEO of the Boston Foundation. Paul’s memoir captures his stories and the recollections of people who knew him well. Be Prepared to Be Lucky serves as a measure of Paul’s legacy and a roadmap for young civic leaders to face the challenges of modern times.


Kathy Merchant is the author of three previous books published by Orange Frazer Press: Imagineers, Impresarios, Inventers: Cincinnati’s Arts and the Power of Her (compendium of women in the arts); Answering the Call of the Wild: The Remarkable Life of Cathryn Hosea Hilker (biography); and Mr. Poofy’s Puppy: Saving Cheetahs in Africa (for children aged 5-8). She writes an occasional blog about food, wine, and travel called Vino Ventures (www.kathymerchant.wine). Kathy lives in Cincinnati, OH, and is the former CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.


Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., is the CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA). Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is a Boston-based community-building nonprofit that empowers individuals through high-quality affordable housing, education, and residential services, and arts programming. Throughout Dr. Calderón-Rosado’s 20-year tenure, IBA has become the largest Latino-led nonprofit in Greater Boston. Dr. Calderón-Rosado has served as an advisor to the Boston Police Department, Boston Public Health Commission, and the Healey-Driscoll Transition Committee on Housing. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Barr Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the Boston Foundation, Franklin Square House Foundation, MACDC, and the Yawkey Foundation.


Porter Square Books will be donating 20% of sales from 3-5PM on April 28 to Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA). IBA is a non-profit organization and a dynamic community development corporation that started in the South End neighborhood of Boston, to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development. Learn more about them here!

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