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A Discussion on Racism From an Asian Young Adult Perspective

November 24 at 5:00pm Pacific, 8:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Eastern, 9:00am Philippines Standard Time, 2:00am Central European Time

The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists and the General Board of Church and Society are co-sponsoring a six part webinar series called "Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism".  This will be the second installment of the series.  The topic is "A Discussion on Racism from an Asian Young Adult Perspective". 

The purpose of these webinars is to discuss racism and all its complexities and practices through an Asian and Asian American lens. 

Why from an Asian and Asian American perspective?  Because racism is not simply a White and Black issue.  The Asian American community has not felt or experienced the centuries of personal and systemic racism that the African American community has endured but their pain is nonetheless real and current.

These webinars will encourage the Asian American communities to raise their voices against racism and White supremacy, and to stand and act in solidarity with our Brown and Black siblings.

The Young Adults who will be on this panel are: Joy Eva Bohol, Ann Jacob, Michael Hsu and Nura Zaki. Their bios are below.
  Joy Eva Bohol is from Cebu City in the Philippines. Joy's leadership and passion of working with young people through mission has enabled her to serve in different countries including Colombia, the United States and Korea.  She is currently a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries assigned as Program Executive for Youth Engagement at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. 
 Ann Jacob serves as pastor at Edmond UMC in Edmonds, Washington. She grew up in the UMC as a pastor’s kid in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference and has served the church as: co-chair of the Division on Ministries with Young People, lay representative to the World Methodist Council in South Korea, an elected delegate to the Northeastern Jurisdiction Conference in 2012 and 2016. She is a graduate of Boston University (B.A. in International Relations and Political Science) and Yale University (Master of Divinity). Ann is currently serving her second term as a board member of the UMC General Board of Discipleship and is an elected delegate to the 2020 General Conference. 
  Michael Hsu is currently a senior at the University of Southern California, double majoring in Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Change, and Religion. He founded and is currently Co-President of Progressive Christians @ USC, a campus ministry that helps students explore and grow spiritually and seeks peace with justice. He is also an alternate delegate of the 2021 General Conference for the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
  Nura Zaki is is a Chicago native of Pakistani and Egyptian descent. She is an organizer who has worked on electoral, legislative, and environmental justice campaigns. She was elected the first South Asian Representative to the Illinois legislature and the youngest Black woman to the U.S. Congress. She currently studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago's John Marshall Law School.
Rev. Neal Christie, the Assistant General Secretary at Church and Society explained, “Asian Americans can be silent when racialized public policies are enacted, or racist behaviors practiced. Asian Americans are themselves frequent, silent targets of racist violence and scapegoating, heightened during the covid-19 pandemic. Can we center the voices of Asian Americans as anti-racist allies? What happens when we do? That is what this series is about.”
Everyone is invited register for this webinar however, one of the main goals of these webinars it to be a safe space for Asian Americans to participate in conversations about racism.

Please click on the above button to register for this webinar.


To read the Asian American Language Ministry Plan's Statement Against Racism, click here.

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Rev. John Oda, Program Manager

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