The Folding Chair: Book Discussions on Leadership & Ambition


Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Harvard Ed Portal—Online

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 months selection is:
Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power
Claudia Romo Edelman
Publisher: Fig Factor Media
Discussion 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 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.

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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.