Asian Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Asian communities. Recently CCS Principal Alan Lai was in conversation with friends from diverse cultural heritages rooted in a geographical area called Asia, and they wondered, “Who is Asian? Why are we called Asian? Do we see ourselves as Asians? Who gave us this nomenclature?”
This free online event invites several members from the United Church of Canada community to reflect on the question: “Are you Asian?” Participants will hear how each panelist addresses this question and have an opportunity to engage with them.
Come and join this conversation whether you are Asian or not. This discussion may shed lights on the lingering power of colonization and implications for intercultural ministry.
Rev. Dr. Alan Lai, Principal, Centre for Christian Studies
Dr. Emo Yango, Church in Mission Unit, General Church Office, United Church of Canada
Sandy Hwang, Seminarian, Vancouver School of Theology
HyeRim Park, Diaconal Ministry student, Centre for Christian Studies.
When: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm CT