Posted by Lori Karas on Apr 05, 2017

On April 5th, our speaker is Dr. Allana Da Graca​, the author of Tomorrow Can't Wait, a forty-day book that is about conquering fear and stepping over personal challenge. Her talks are dynamic and engaging and have Q&A time for viewers. Her presentations are unique in that she typically get the audience moving while discussing the challenges that hold individuals back.

Dr. Allana Da Graca is an educator and artist who loves to inspire individuals to become the very best they can be. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended the Sharon Public Schools as a Metco student. She navigated between the urban and rural realities of young adulthood and became involved in the civic engagement of her community. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and freelanced at Black Entertainment Television. A teacher at heart, Dr. Da Graca attended Emerson College where she researched and developed an educational project as the Director of  the Circle of Girls program. She taught young adults the value of education, persistence and civic responsibility. She extended her love for community and served the Irish Immigration Center as a Cross Cultural Organizer bridging communal ties through brown bag lunches and community events like the annual Black and Green.

Dr. Da Graca has taught at  Lesley University, Bauder College (Kaplan), Allied University, and Walden University. She has taught hundreds of students about the gift of communication and the challenge of creating a digital footprint. She continues to write and produce indie books, academic publications, and digital courses as a way to extend the belief that anyone can persist towards reaching new personal heights. She has led lectures, webinars, panels, workshops, presentations, collaborations and more. Dr. Da Graca is the recipient of the Robert C. Ford fellowship and contributing author of the first Encyclopedia of Online Learning. She is an active member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Board of Directors.

Please register and pre-pay $20 for lunch meeting on the Calendar. In addition, books will be available for sale.

The meeting will be held from April 5, 2017 from Noon - 1:30pm at Fisher College in the Trustees Reading Room, 118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116.