As I checked in with Facebook friends this morning, I was greeted with this wonderful picture, posted by my friend and Latinnovating star, Robert Zardeneta, Executive Director of LA CAUSA. Here’s the story of how one of our Cabinet members came to receive a copy of my book this week.
The day after the book launch at Stanford two weeks ago, Robert’s family and my family met in the hallway of our hotel. His three children and my three children, very similar in ages, enjoyed meeting each other and playing for a few minutes. During this time, Robert reminded me that he hadn’t picked up his books the day before, so I went out to my car to get some. He shared that Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, would be visiting LA CAUSA soon. He asked me if I would sign a book for her and I of course agreed.
The Secretary visited Robert’s outstanding organization in East Los Angeles this week. One of the staff members took this picture at the moment Robert presented her the book; the book in which his fantastic personal and professional stories are told. It’s such a cool picture and I’m so happy to have been part of this important visit, in this small way. I’m so grateful that my two years of work in creating this book is finally beginning its reach around the nation!