Monthly Archives: April 2018

Author Pati Poblete is Today’s Honoree

ABOUT THE BOOK: On September 21, 2014, Pati Poblete’s beloved son Robby was killed by gun violence in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Vallejo, CA. He was 23 years old. A Better Place is a mother’s story of loss and … Continue reading

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Short Hair Detention Author Channy Chhi Laux is Today’s Honoree

About The Book: When the Communist-aligned Khmer Rouge asserted their regime over Cambodia in 1975, they enacted a country-wide genocide that ended in the deaths of nearly two million people. For four years, Channy Chhi Laux lived under that terrifying … Continue reading

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Author Marty Cole is Today’s Honoree

About The Book: Using his own experiences, author Marty Cole shares his journey of healing, forgiving, and loving after suffering trauma and illness in his book “My Amazing Transformation of Love, Courage, and Wisdom.” At six years old, Cole entered … Continue reading

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Author and Canadian Olympian Jeremiah Brown is Today’s Honoree

About The Book: Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being incarcerated at age seventeen and … Continue reading

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Arms Around You Founder Avon Curtis is Today’s Honoree

Arms Around You (AAY) is a non-profit re-entry resource program that serves formerly incarcerated individuals coming out of correctional facilities by assisting with transitional needs. AAY is an organization that provides innovative, personal evelopment driven reentry assistance and resources designed … Continue reading

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Balance Coach Jasmin Terrany is Today’s Honoree

Jasmin Terrany grew up in a home that her friends lovingly called “Willy Wonka’s Factory.” Her mother decorated every inch of the home, from the mailbox to the kitchen cabinets, in hearts and pastel colors. The unique and playful decor … Continue reading

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Author B.K. Mhatre is Today’s Honoree

About The Book: According to the Department of Homeland Security, an average of over one million individuals legally travel to the United States in search of a new and permanent home. While striving for the American dream, those born and … Continue reading

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