Journey for Freedom: From Mao’s Young Pioneer to Liberty Lover
September 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Detroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway Street, Detroit,
AFF is excited to partner with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for our monthly event to host Lily Tang Williams. Born just before China’s Cultural Revolution in Sichuan province, Lily was raised with her two brothers by illiterate working-class parents. She grew up under Mao’s regime, enduring poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, and political and social chaos.
Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years, while also practicing corporate law in Shanghai part-time. She came to the U.S. in 1988 to earn a Master’s degree specializing in administration and planning at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State Representative in District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado in 2015. She ran for U.S. Senate 2016 in Colorado as a Libertarian and made history by being the first third party U.S. Senate candidate to get into the debate with major party candidates in 20 years. She is the current State Director for Our America Initiative and an Advisory Board Member of USPEA.
Journey for Freedom: From Mao’s Pioneer to Liberty Lover
Keynote Speaker: Lily Tang Williams
Where: Detroit Beer Company, 1529 Broadway St, 3rd Floor
Doors Open at 6pm, Remarks at 6:30pm, Reception to Follow
Join us for this discussion and evening to meet and network with other young professionals from across metro Detroit. As always, we will have lots of food and your first drink is on us!