I am so excited to be one of the 2017 speakers for The PAAC Fellowship.
One of the things we’ve noticed is that people keep asking for resources: reading lists, syllabi, opportunities to learn more about our history and other topics that are important to us. Thus, we’re pleased to announce an intentional online learning community: The PAAC Fellowship.
The PAAC Fellowship is a 9-month intentional online learning community running from September 2017 through May 2018. Every month, we will focus on a different topic of interest to PAACs: Asian American history, Asian American theology, Asian American psychology, etc. Each month, we’ll bring in an expert in the field to do a 1-2 hour live webinar, including a Q&A, and to curate 4 weeks of readings and discussion questions. Fellows will be organized into online discussion groups, where they will process the questions and what they’re learning every week. Applications will be available July 1 and due August 1. Space is limited and fellows will be accepted on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged. The cost of the program is $550.00 plus the cost of reading material. Tuition must be paid by September 1, 2017. Fellows may apply for scholarships if needed. Our hope for the program is that fellows will grow in community and be spiritually formed as we journey, learn, and ask questions together.
Our 2017-2018 speakers:
- September: Tim Tseng, PhD – Asian American History
- October: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, PhD (Earlham School of Religion) – Asian American Theologies
- November: K. Christine Pae, PhD (Denison University) – Gender and Asian American Christianity
- December: Jonathan Tran, PhD (Baylor University) – Asian Americans and Race
- January: Rev. Laura Cheifetz – History of PAAC Action
- February: Tisha Rajendra, PhD (Loyola University Chicago) – Politics and Social Action
- March: Michael Campos, PhD – Sexuality
- April: Gordon Hall, PhD (University of Oregon) – Asian American Psychology and Mental Health
- May: Russell Jeung, PhD (San Francisco State University) – Contemporary Issues in Asian America