Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism
The Asian American Language Ministry Plan, the General Board of Church and Society and the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists have come to together to sponsor the “Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism” initiative in response to the brutal and avoidable murders of unarmed black individuals in the summer of 2020.
The initiative has also produced a series of webinars which are available for viewing:
Webinar #1: A discussion about racism with two Asian American women, Dr. Joyce del Rosario and Rev. Karen Yokota-Love.
Webinar #2: A panel discussion on racism with young adult Asian American United Methodists.
Webinar #3: A discussion on racism from the African American perspective.
Webinar #4: The “Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism” initiative published a statement in June 2020. Watch 12 young adults from the various Asian American United Methodist Caucuses read the statement.
Webinar #5: Like all stereotypes, the Model Minority Myth erases the differences among individuals and different ethnicities within the Asian community. This webinar explores the dangers of the Model Minority Myth.
We urge our Asian and Asian American communities to stand in solidarity with our African American brothers and sisters. We will no longer remain silent and/or complicit.
If you would like more information about the “Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism” initiative, please contact the Rev. John Oda at JOda@umcmission.org.