Events

Add A Chance in the World to your summer reading list, and then save the date for Wily’s virtual book club.

Please join us for a virtual discussion on Monday, July 27 at 6pm with author Steve Pemberton, moderated by Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, and with an introduction from Wily Scholar, J’Saun Bastien, BC ‘21. Steve will share his thoughts, insights and perspectives on the impact of the current crises on college students and the challenges Wily Scholars are facing today.

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Now a major motion picture, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve’s highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session. Even if you haven’t read the book, we hope you will join us for this inspiring conversation!

If you need to purchase a copy, consider buying one at Frugal Bookstore, Boston’s only Black-owned bookstore. For those not local to Boston, you can check out this list of other Black-owned bookstores throughout the country.

Click here to register on Eventbrite. Share this link ( bit.ly/wilyread ) to spread the word!