2023 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Congress designated May as Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month. This month we recognize and celebrate the unique gifts and contributions made by Asian Pacific Islanders.
As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in our congregations, we are reminded that the image of God is revealed in all of us. This is why during this month we might experience worship in new ways and even sometimes in different languages. When we love one another with the love of God this is room for all to worship with our unique voices. When we worship with all of our unique voices, we are better able to reflect God’s image.
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, we’ll be joining the NIC Anti-Racism Task Force by participating in the 2023 Film Series by holding a movie night.
Movie Screening – NIC Anti-Racism Task Force 2023 Film Series
In preparation for our Anti-Racism Event, we will watch Being Asian in America and prepare some questions to be submitted to the NIC Anti-Racism Taskforce for their panel discussion to be held on May 25th.
Potluck lunch to follow the screening, so bring your favorite meal to share.
Anti-Racism Event – NIC Anti-Racism Task Force 2023 Film Series
Join us as we meet over a meal to discuss Being Asian in America. We will view the NIC Anti-Racism Taskforce panel discussion held on May 25th and hold our own discussion. Pastora Rose Marie Calderon-Khan will be participating in the panel discussion.
Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh will lead the discussion. Dr. Joh is the Harry R. Kendall Professor of Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Director of the Doctoral Studies as well as Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Religious Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University, and member of the research faculty cohort on Religion, Race and Global Politics of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University.
To learn more about the NIC Anti-Racism Taskforce and 2023 Film Series, click here.