I am thankful to the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center – Oregon State University for hosting the book event. Please come by for my talk. Books will be available for signing.
If you are a member of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Corvallis, take part in any religious beliefs, and/or interested in topics of discussion about race and social status, then you might be interested in attending the following!
On Thursday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m., the APCC is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Reading and Book Launch to be held with professors Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Susan M. Shaw on their book Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide, discussing the field of theology and disrupting its Eurocentric and phallocentric logic.
On Friday, November 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Grace will speak on experiences written in her book, Embracing the Other. During this time she will discuss situations related to her book on the topics of Asian and Pacific Islander experiences as the model minority myth and unpacking terms such as honorific whites and perpetual foreigner.
These topics may relate to religious aspects such as healing, gender, and racial-ethnic justice through God’s spirit. The first hour (11am-12pm) will be an RSVP catered brunch serving as a meet and greet with Grace. The second half (12pm-1pm) of the event will be a discussion of the book with Grace. If you are interested, please sign up through the provided link!
RSVP by Sunday, October 28 for the meet & greet brunch on Friday, November 2nd from 11am-12pm (limited space)
If you are interested in purchasing any of Grace’s books, they will be available for purchase at the event.
For accommodations related to disability, please contact Reagan Le at Reagan.Le@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9033
Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide offers a pathway for reflective Christians, pastors, and theologians to apply the concepts and questions of intersectionality to theology. Intersectionality is a tool for analysis, developed primarily by black feminists, to examine the causes and consequences of converging social identities (gender, race, class, sexual identity, age, ability, nation, religion) within interlocking systems of power and privilege (sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, nativism) and to foster engaged, activist work toward social justice. Applied to theology, intersectionality demands attention to the Christian thinker’s own identities and location within systems of power and the value of deep consideration of complementary, competing, and even conflicting points of view that arise from the experiences and understandings of diverse people.
This book provides an overview of theories of intersectionality and suggests questions of intersectionality for theology, challenging readers to imagine an intersectional church, a practice of welcome and inclusion rooted in an ecclesiology that embraces difference and centers social justice.
Rather than providing a developed systematic theology, Intersectional Theology encourages readers to apply its method in their own theologizing to expand their own thinking and add their experiences to a larger theology that moves us all toward the kin-dom of God.