Anti-Asian Violence in Context (Digital Workshop)
Thursday, April 8th 3:00pm
Asian Americans and persons of Asian descent are often categorized, or mis-categorized, in our society. 'Model minorities.' 'Carriers of the China Virus.' 'Overrepresented in elite educational institutions.' 'American citizens incarcerated during World War II.’
As with any stereotyping, these descriptors fail to capture the breadth and depth of the experiences of Asian-Americans coming from disparate cultures, distinct ethnic communities, and varying socio-economic communities. Yet, these contradictory descriptions, however incomplete or flawed, point to the reality that the Asian-American experience of race in the United States is complicated.
Join this panel of Asian-American leaders in the Episcopal Church as they discuss this complex history in the context of the recent upsurge in anti-Asian violence.
- Diana Akiyama - Bishop, Diocese of Oregon; Portland, Oregon
- Bernadette Ellorin - Executive Director, Mission to End Modern Slavery; Woodside, New York
- Katie Nakamura Rengers - Staff Officer for Church Planting , Presiding Bishop’s Office, The Episcopal Church; New York, New York (moderator)
- Allen Shin - Suffragan Bishop, Diocese of New York; New York, New York
- Manoj Zacharia - Rector, St. Anne’s-in-the-Circle; Annapolis, Maryland