Reformed Church Center Looks At Anti-Racism For Asian Americans
When we discuss anti-racism, it is important to remember that the experience isn’t that same for all minority groups. In fact, assuming that was so would, itself, be racist. While we have had discussions of anti-racism from Black and Latinx perspectives, hearing multiple viewpoints is necessary in order for all of us to get a complete picture and begin to transcend barriers.
This is why the next anti-racism program from the Reformed Church Center will be “Asian American Experiences of Racism and Anti-Racism.” This program, to be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 11:00 am via Zoom, also acknowledges that there is more than one Asin American experience. We will hear from three people of different nationalities, ages, and experiences.
Gerri Yoshida is a member of the Japanese American United Church in New York City. She serves on the Pastoral Formation Committee of the Classis of New York and on the Executive Committee of the Council of Pacific and Asian American Ministries. She served on the Commission on Race and Ethnicity and on the R-89 Task Force for Understanding White Privilege. She is active with RCA Disability Concerns.
Thomas Song is a minister in Queens Classis of Korean descent. He has served on the General Synod Council and the Commission on Christian Unity and was a staff member for the Regional Synod of New York. He is co-pastor of Steinway Reformed Church in Astoria, New York, with his wife, Ock Kee Byun.
Tiffany Fan was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. when she was sixteen. She graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary with distinction in May 2021. She has worked as a part of the church planting team in the Bronx since 2017. Fan is called to work with the multicultural ministry and wishes to continue working with the currently-planted ministry after ordination.