Deval Patrick

discusses

A Reason to Believe:
Lessons from an Improbable Life


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Date

Apr
15
Friday
April 15, 2011
7:00 PM ET

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store and the Harvard Graduate School of Education are honored to welcome Massachusetts governor DEVAL PATRICK as he discusses his memoir, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.

In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this memoir, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism.

Please note that photography and video recording will be prohibited at this event.

Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick is Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership and a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital and co-chair of American Bridge 21st Century Foundation. He is the founder and, from April 2015 to December 2019, was Managing Partner of Bain Capital Double Impact. From January 2007 to January 2015, he served as Governor of Massachusetts. He has been a senior executive in two Fortune 50 companies, a partner in two Boston law firms, and by appointment of President Bill Clinton, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the United States Justice Department. He is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and the author of two books.He earned his AB cum laude from Harvard College and his JD from Harvard Law School.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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