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Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States



Finding Yourself In America

Qian Julie Wang (Beautiful Country) arrived in Brooklyn as a child without immigration papers, became a citizen in 2016, and turned away from a law firm partnership to choose her own path. Kendra James (Admissions) quit her job as an admissions officer for prep schools after she realized that what she took from her time at the Taft School, where she was the first African-American legacy student, was no longer a story she believed in. And Danica Roem (Burn the Page) defeated an anti-LGBTQ incumbent to become the first openly transgender legislator in the country by embracing opposition research into herself. These panelists discuss the hard choices they made and the challenges of rewriting their own expectations. Moderated by editor and writer Andy Abrahams.

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