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Provost Lynn Cohick and I were on a zoom book launch for Dr. Graham Joseph Hill’s new book a few years ago. It was so lovely to meet Dr. Cohick in person at the “National Day Reception of the Republic of Korea” hosted by the Korean Consulate General in Chicago on Oct 6, 2022.
The National Day Reception was a beautiful celebration of Korean heritage and culture held at the Union League Club, Chicago. There were many speeches and performances by Korean singers and dancers. We also enjoyed delicious Korean cuisine and dessert.
Dr. Cohick invited me to be a guest on Northern Seminary’s podcast, The Alabaster Jar to share my book, Invisible. It was pure joy to be on her amazing podcast where I discussed the long history of racism and discrimination against AAPI’s and a need for a Theology of Visibility. You can listen to the podcast by clicking below.
Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – AJ 89 The Alabaster Jar
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Invisibility persists throughout the Asian American story.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim shares her experience as a Korean woman growing up Asian in the western world. On the one hand, xenophobia has long contributed to racism and discrimination toward Asian Americans. On the other hand, terms such as perpetual foreigner and honorific whites have been thrust upon Asian Americans, minimizing their plight with racism and erasing their experience as racial minorities. Grace Ji-Sun Kim shares this and more in her book Invisible.
The compounded effects of a patriarchal Asian culture and a marginalizing American culture are formidable, steadily removing the recognition of these women’s lives, voices, and agency.
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You can also listen to me discuss my book Invisible at Georgetown University, on Homebrewed Christianity and at a book discussion held at Earlham School of Religion.