https://edportal.harvard.edu/event/folding-chair-book-discussions-leadership-ambition Online event
224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Classes, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Bring your folding chair and join us for inclusive discussions on autobiographies of diverse and courageous individuals who achieved their career ambitions and added more chairs to the table for others.
This program is for Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents only. All are welcome. Attendance is limited to 20 people.
This month's selection is:
"Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power"
Author: Claudia Romo Edelman
Publisher: Fig Factor Media
Moderator: Charlie Ruth, Book Contributor
This book is accessible at the library. If you need to purchase the book and it is a financial hardship, contact us at [email protected]. In your confirmation you will be provided 3 questions to consider as you read the book. These questions will be the basis for our discussion.
About the Book:
Hispanics are 100% Hispanic and 100% American. They believe in the American dream and are incredible contributors to this country. US Hispanics represent 60 million people, 18% of the population, 12% of the country’s GDP, $1.7 trillion of purchasing power, the youth population - and the list goes on! Yet, they are often invisible, negatively portrayed, seen as takers. Hispanics contribute so much to America, and now it is time for others to see just how beautiful and resilient they can be. Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power shares the stories about the experiences, challenges, and successes of Hispanic Stars nationwide. It showcases the diverse backgrounds, obstacles and contributions made by this strong and resilient population nationwide and shines a light on the beauty of this fundamental American community. https://hispanicstar.org/book/
About the Moderator:
Charlie Ruth is a social innovator awarded by the United Nations and Rotary International for her outstanding contribution empowering thousands of Latin American girls and women. TED-Speaker, lawyer, author, and expert developing communities around innovation and women's rights.
Charlie is an Alumni Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Co-Founder of The Women With Rights Foundation (www.MujeresConDerechos.org), one of the most influential social movements in the field of gender empowerment in the Americas region.
Charlie is featured in Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power.
This meeting will be on Zoom.