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March 30, 2022, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Silk Road Then and Now: 2200 Years in the Making

Gloria Dei Old Swedes’ Church, 916 S Swanson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Join us to explore people, places, and cultures with our friends at the Geographical Society of Philadelphia. Thanks to the Silk Road tea, coca, tobacco, cotton, whisky, and Marco Polo (1254–1324), earned their well-respected appreciation through the centuries.  Join a panel of experts to talk about the old and modern Silk Road’s effects on geography, trade, the Belt & Road Initiative, and cultures of the world as well as their impact on Philadelphia.

Dr. Marco Airaudo (Economics/Drexel University), Samuel K. Chueh (International Business/City of Philadelphia Commerce Dept), and Prof. Judy Okun, (Geography/Rowan University) will be led in discussion by Dr. Berrin Gunner (Rowan).

Co-sponsored by the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation, and presented in collaboration with Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia, the program will take place in the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in Riverside Hall with live jazz music provided by The Jazz Sanctuary.

Cash bar, discount drinks sponsored by the New Liberty Distillery. Proof of vaccination is required. 

$20 Members / $25 non Members / $15 Students with ID



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