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October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Blanca M. De La Rosa
Wanting to share her story as an immigrant growing up in New York City’s public housing, author Blanca De La Rosa wrote Pursuing A Better Tomorrow
What would you give up today for a better tomorrow? Many individuals give up the only world they know in pursuit of a better tomorrow. Spanning more than one hundred years, Pursuing a Better Tomorrow, is not just a memoir that portrays the history of three generations, but rather an inspiring cross-generational journey from Spain to the US. Four interconnected stories focus on one of the main characters in a given era. Their personal stories illustrate the challenges and opportunities of immigration, acculturation, coming of age, and self-discovery through the characters’ psychological and moral growth. The characters portray the strength of character required to achieve a better tomorrow given the twists, turns, and synchronistic events that shaped their lives. The novel transports the reader to a time long forgotten with a readable historical overview of the Taino, the conquistadors, early settlers, the Spanish Empire, and the Dominican Republic, interspersed within the narrative through the perspective of the character of the era. De La Rosa candidly shares her coming-of-age story of self-discovery as she transitioned from New York City’s projects to corporate America, detailing her personal and professional journey. From humble beginnings-and despite a myriad of challenges-unfolded a life of untold blessings and opportunities.
About the author:
Blanca De La Rosa was born in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Pace University with a bachelor’s degree in international business management and went on to establish a successful 34-year career rising through the ranks of Mobil Oil then ExxonMobil Oil Corporation. Blanca is also the author of Empower Yourself for an Amazing Career.