A virtual event honoring local and national heroes and leaders with special guests, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Ala Stanford

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
5:30-6:30 PM

Join Interfaith Philadelphia to reflect on and mark an unprecedented season of faith in the face of fear, as we begin to emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Interfaith Philadelphia builds bridges between people and communities to create a more just and equitable society.  Dr. Ala Stanford and Dr. Anthony Fauci, our 2021 Dare to Understand awardees, offered steady, trusted leadership at the local and national level, shepherding us through a public health crisis, with integrity and equity.  Throughout the pandemic, they valued faith communities as vital to the fabric of our society.  We, the interfaith community of Greater Philadelphia, are honored to recognize their leadership.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium

Our event will lift up stories of frontline workers from all sectors—many hidden from public view—who have dared to serve.  We will look back and acknowledge the toll of illness, loss and care-giving, and honor the sacrifice, service, and faith on the frontline.  We will look ahead to ways that Interfaith Philadelphia, together with diverse community partners, will continue to heal, serve, and re-build thriving, beloved communities.

Let’s gather for a community ritual, mark this profound season, to remember the year that has passed, and to gaze forth to imagine a future we must build together.

Ticket and sponsorship information coming soon!

For questions about this event, please contact Sara Zebovitz, at:

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