I recorded this episode over a month before the racial unrest and the murder of George Floyd. Dr. Bracy shares the power of change in the midst of racial unrest. Ironically, she is speaking to experiences over 50 years ago, yet somehow it could be as though she is speaking to the events of today. Dr. Bracy is a gem in the African American community, living history, and offers more ideas and tips on how we all can Be a Better Ally and Activist! Tune in now and listen via Spotify or Apple iTunes.
From process to practice, grab your stilettos, and let's go!
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LaVon Wright Bracy is a native of Boynton Beach, Florida and the daughter of
the late Reverend Thomas A Wright Sr and Affie Mae Wright. She was educated
in the public schools of St. Augustine and Gainesville, Florida.
LaVon was the first African American to graduate from Alachua County Schools
Gainesville High School, Florida in 1965.
In 1969, she graduated from Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, with a
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Psychology.
In 1970, she graduated from The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida with
the Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) with an emphasis in College Personnel
In 1977, she earned the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree from the University
of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; with specialization in Higher Education
She is an advocate for social justice. She has conducted extensive voter
education, registration and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in Central Florida;
singlehandedly registering more than 1200 voters and was featured in the CNN
Special: WHO COUNTS, 2012. See YouTube documentary clips below.
LaVon is Co- Founder of New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando located
on Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando, Florida. She has been a champion for
Education and has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship to support
college students. She retired in 2012.
She has authored three books; Making Them Whole in 1990 and Beyond
Bravery in 2012 and A Brave Little Cookie in 2019. She is wife of Rev.
Randolph Bracy and the proud mother of Florida Senator Randolph Bracy
and LaVon Bracy-Davis, esq.
A Little About Me:
Hello friend, I am Dr. Laci C. Robbins. My experience is rooted in the field of education and non-profit management. Over the course of my career, I have been blessed to study at my dear Fisk University, Harvard, and even NASA! And most recently, I have served the local Milwaukee community in my role as an Executive Director for a local non-profit company, winning awards along the way. I quit my job after being a principal for six years and moved to Florence, Italy!
In 2017, my husband and I founded Robbins’ Nest Consulting. The goal remains to consult small and mid-size businesses on topics such as workplace civility and talent retention, as well as to support high powered women to build a platform and make more money. I'm glad you are here, from process to practice, grab your stilettos and let’s go!