APAHM 2022 (Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month)
at Travis Auditorium
Please join Fuller’s Asian American Center for our 2022 celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, “Hope and Healing.” The events are open to the public; registration is required. Events will be held both virtually and in person on Fuller’s campus.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
10:00–11:00 am: APAHM Chapel with Jonathan Tran: “Longing to Belong: A Vietnamese American Christian Story”
In this APAHM chapel message, Jonathan Tran (associate professor of philosophical theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor University) shares his story of trying to find a home in America as a Vietnamese war refugee. He will share different parts of his journey in America and how Christianity gave him a way of negotiating the many challenges that come with immigrant Asian American life. He will close with a few comments on the state of American antiracism, and the temptations and opportunities American racial politics presents.
Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion, Baylor University
11:30 am–1:00 pm: Asian American Theology Lecture: “More Than You Can Ask or Imagine: God’s Great Hope for the Asian American Church”
Jonathan Tran, author of Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism, will present the Asian American church as precariously positioned at the margins of America’s race wars, marginalized by antiracism after having been first marginalized by racism. The lecture will argue that it is from this precarious position that the Asian American church offers a surprising way forward past our racial culture wars. Responses from SueJeanne Koh (UC Irvine) and Oscar García-Johnson; facilitated by Janette Ok.
Janette Ok, Associate Professor of New Testament at Fuller, Pastor at Ekko Church (Fullerton)
SueJeanne Koh, Graduate Futures Program Director, Humanities Center at the University of California, Irvine; Director of Adult Education and Resident Theologian for St. Mark Presbyterian Church (Newport Beach) and New Hope Presbyterian Church (Anaheim)
Oscar García-Johnson, Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI), Professor of Theology and Latino/a Studies, Former Regional Minister with the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles
THURSDAY, MAY 5
12:00–1:00 pm: Book Panel with the authors of Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation
Online only via Zoom
Coauthors Sabrina S. Chan, Linson Daniel, E. David de Leon, and La Thao sit down with Fuller Youth Institute’s Yulee Lee to talk about their upcoming book Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation.
Yulee Lee, Senior Director of Staff and Partnerships at the Fuller Youth Institute
Sabrina Chan, National Director of Asian American Ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
Linson Daniel, Associate Pastor at METRO Church (Dallas, Texas) and Senior Advisor and Consultant for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
David De Leon, Doctoral Student at Fordham University and National Director of InterVarsity’s Global Urban Trek
La Thao, InterVarsity Campus Staff (Wisconsin) and Podcast Cohost of Better Than Seven Sons
FRIDAY, MAY 6
7:00–9:00 pm: “Healing Spiritual and Emotional Wounds: Asian Americans in the Church” – Asian American Psychology Lecture (AAC x SOPMFT)
In this workshop, David Wang, associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling at Biola University, will present both practical and conceptual considerations and recommendations in the care of Asian American Christians and Christian leaders who have been hurt within the ministry context. Along with unhealthy patterns and toxicity that can exist in any context, cultural tensions in the Asian American ministry context and racial dynamics in White/multiethnic contexts will be addressed. Respondents include Fuller faculty and students. Continuing Education credits for licensed therapists are available for an administrative fee.
Jessica ChenFeng, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Loma Linda University
David Wang, Associate Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Counseling, Biola University
Ted Cosse, Dean of the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy and Chief Operating Officer, Fuller Seminary
Kenneth Wang, Professor of Psychology and PhD Program Chair, Clinical Psychology Department, Fuller Seminary
Kevin Doi, Seminary Chaplain and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Fuller Seminary
Eleanor Baylon, PsyD Candidate, Fuller Seminary
*CE credits are offered at $20 for 2 units for Fuller alumni and $30 for 2 units for the general public. Please visit the registration page if you are looking to purchase or register for a credit (located under “Add-Ons” on the ticket page). Questions regarding CE credits can be sent to email@example.com.
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY
Asian American Culturemakers Interviews (Brehm x AAC) on Instagram Live
Date: Weekly throughout the month of May
To be featured on Instagram Live via @brehmcenter
Participants: Shin Maeng (@ShinHappens), Michelle Phuong Ting (@michellephuong), and Fishermen’s Project (@fishermens_project)
Tune in throughout the month to hear Asian American creators speak about their art, process, and faith in this Instagram Live series cohosted by the Brehm Center and the Asian American Center!