Monday, March 29, 2021

ICUJP Friday Forum (May 2): Anti-Asian Hate and Violence: An Intersectionalist Perspective Rev. Young Lee Hertig, PhD


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ICUJP Friday Forum
April 2, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific

Atlanta shooting victims by nameImage: Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity

Anti-Asian Hate and Violence: An Intersectionalist Perspective
Rev. Young Lee Hertig, PhD

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Read ICUJP's statement against anti-AAPI hate


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The Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) is a "third space" of ministry that brings together scholars, church leaders, and community activists to advance the development of Asian American Christianity through intersectional learning opportunities. ISAAC released a public statement on the horrific March 16 shooting rampage in Atlanta:

"We ... are outraged at the recent murder of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women. We denounce the false comments by a white supremacist who is investigating this rampage that the incident was motivated by a 'sex addiction' and that the killer was having a 'bad day.' These women were targeted because of their race and gender, reflecting the fetishization of Asian women as well as the triple marginalization of being women, immigrants, and service workers. We condemn the double standard of the criminal justice system — one for white people and the other for people of color." Read the full statement

Rev. Young Lee Hertig, PhDRev. Young Lee Hertig, PhD, Executive Director of ISAAC, will join us Friday to unpack and expand on the statement and the ongoing issues of racism - both individual and systemic, sexism, colonialism and more that the massacre raises.

Rev. Dr. Hertig is also Executive Director of Asian American Women On Leadership (AAWOL) and Editor-in-Chief of ISAAC's annual journal, ChristianityNext. Marking its 15th anniversary, ISAAC is partnering with Fuller Theological Seminary's Asian American Center to roll out a three-year program, PastoraLab for Asian American Women Ministers, funded by Lilly Endowment.

Previously, Rev. Dr. Hertig taught at Azusa Pacific University and was Associate Professor at United Theological Seminary and Assistant Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Creator of the term Yinist, in engagement with feminist, womanist, and muherista discourses, she has published widely on spirituality, sustainability, and diversity from a Yinist intersectional perspective. Rev. Dr. Hertig's most recent book is The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality (Orbis Books, 2019). She holds master's degrees in counseling psychology, theology, and anthropology and a PhD in intercultural studies.


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Reflection: Theresa Basile
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ICUJP Friday Forum 04/02/21
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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