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Join Women of Vision as we continue exploring Women of Vision’s theme of “Understanding Equity” with Qian Julie Wang, award-winning Jewish author and champion for underrepresented communities.

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Date & Time
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Registration
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Program
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Kosher Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktail Reception

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Cost: $75

Additional Information:

For any questions, please contact Shara Swift, Director of Women of Vision and Campaign Pipeline, at sswift@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0841.

A Conversation with Qian Julie Wang
New York Times bestselling author and activist

Wang is the New York Times bestselling author of “Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood,” which was named a best book of 2021 by the New York Times, President Obama, NPR, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping and more. A graduate of Yale Law School and Swarthmore College, Wang is managing partner of Gottlieb & Wang LLP, a firm dedicated to advancing educational civil rights for marginalized populations. Her writing has been published in publications, such as, The Washington Post and Elle, and she has appeared on the “TODAY Show,” “ABC News,” “NBC,” “MSNBC,” among others.

Wang founded Central Synagogue’s Jews of Color group and was a member of its racial justice task force and social justice leadership.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two rescue dogs, Salty and Peppers.

To learn more about Wang, click here.



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