Wi2023 Program

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  

7:45 am to 8:45 am

Breakfast Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change 6ABC, Level 6, Seattle Convention Center

Join Michelle MiJung Kim, award-winning author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change, and Hannah Oliver Depp of Loyalty Bookstores for a thought-provoking conversation about how each of us can — and must — be a part of creating a more equitable world. Drawing upon her lived experiences as a queer immigrant woman of color and her work across various industries, Michelle MiJung Kim will share how to move beyond performative allyship to building real solidarity toward social change. Known for her compassionate criticality, Kim’s session is one you won’t want to miss.



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