Al Davis’s grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century to escape persecution and live the dreams of freedom and opportunity that only America could provide. They arrived with nothing, not even the ability to speak English, yet they produced hundreds of descendants including scholars, scientists, and medical professionals. Join us for this photographic and story-filled adventure to Belarus and Poland as Davis returns to the shtetls of his ancestors.

Alan Davis has traveled to 95 countries and has slept on all seven continents. He was trained in computer science and has a PhD from the University of Illinois. In addition to a long corporate career, he held academic positions at the University of Colorado and in Indonesia, Nigeria, Spain, and South Africa. Davis has published 100+ articles, lectured 2,000+ times in 28 countries, and is the author of nine books.