Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Join former Fond du Lac resident Arletta Allen on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. as she gives a presentation and signs her new book, "Defy the Odds: Making the Transition from Trauma to Triumph."

The presentation and book signing will be held in the McLane Room; no registration is necessary to attend.

Allen is CEO of Authentically Arletta Unlimited LLC. Prior to moving away from Fond du Lac, she owned A Family Affair Soulfood Kitchen in Fond du Lac and was a member of the Fond du Lac City Council.

In her new book, Allen shares her inspirational story of a Black woman who takes the reader on a poignant journey. According to the book description, she will take the reader on her personal journey from a traumatic place of despair, despondence, and insecurity while inspiring and empowering the reader to defy the odds on their own personal journey. 

Allen also is a sought-after guest of the media on the topics of coping with trauma, first-generation college students, leadership, authenticity, resilience, self-sufficiency, and defying the odds. She regularly contributes to the media via Podcast interviews, NBC, NBC Nightly News, Fox Valley 365 Magazine, Inspire Women’s Magazine, New North Magazine and more.

Learn more about Allen and her book at arlettaallen.com