Centennial Speaker Series Welcomes Author Julia Flynn Siler '78

Branson's Centennial Speaker Series welcomes distinguished alumni back to campus during 2020 to share their craft and demonstrate the ways in which their work reflects Branson's core values of Kindness, Courage, Honor, and Purpose. We invite the entire Branson community to join us for these presentations, free of charge.


Branson's Centennial Speaker Series welcomes author Julia Flynn Siler '78 in conversation with Jeff Symonds, Director of Teaching & Learning.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

  • 7 - 8:30 pm Discussion and Q&A

  • 8:30 - 9 pm Reception

WHERE: Jewett Family Theater

Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist. Her new book, The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Against Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in May of 2019. The New York Times Book Review named it an “Editors’ Choice.” She is also the author of Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure and the The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine DynastyRead her full bio.

The White Devil’s Daughters is a revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first hundred years of Chinese immigration (1848-1943). It offers an in-depth look at the “safe house” that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom. The book will be available for purchase at the event, or at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

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