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Southern California update (from Young Lee Hertig)

“God’s love transforms confusion into understanding, anger into harmony, and obstacles into order.”

Oct. 28, 2010


The year 2010 has gone by so fast!  Here are some upcoming events, as well as recent updates:

Upcoming Events

Asian American Women on Leadership (AAWOL) Book Events (Mirrored Reflections):
Nov. 15, 2010: Azusa Pacific University (East Campus, LAPC), 4:30 pm; presented by
Debbie Gin & Beverly Chen
Nov. 19, 2010: Intervarsity Fellowship (1095 Butte St, Claremont, CA), 8:30 pm;
featuring Beverly Chen & Joy Wong
Dec. 5, 2010:   Evergreen Baptist Church LA (Rosemead, CA), Time TBD; organized
by Melanie Mar Chow

Feb. 7-8, 2011: The second Asian American Equipping Symposium (AAES) entitled, “Living Out The Gospel: Asian American History — The Lost Coin” will take place at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). Speakers will include Douglas McConnell, David Yoo, Timothy Tseng, Charlene Jin Lee, Amos Yong, Grace Yia-Hei Kao, Eugene Cho, AAWOL authors, and Fuller faculty. http://ow.ly/30W1e


Bill Watanabe was selected to be the chair of ISAAC-SoCal’s Advisory Board.  Bill comes with three decades of running the Little Tokyo Service Center, a nonprofit organization, and will focus on organizational development.

Mirrored Reflections: Reframing Biblical Characters, authored by AAWOL (Asian American Women on Leadership) was released by Wipf & Stock this past September.  The first celebration event had over 60 participants and took place at Fuller Theological Seminary with an authors panel and a response panel, including Evelyne Reisacher, Mark Hearn, John Lo, and James Yu (Sept. 25, 2010).

A workshop called “Conflict Mediation in Asian American Settings” was led by Young Lee Hertig at the Passion For the Nations (PFN) conference at Evergreen Baptist Church SGV on Oct. 2, 2010.

Timothy Tseng  and  Deborah Lee covered the history of Chinese American migration through Angel Island on the Ecumenism from the Margins panel during the Faith and Order biannual meeting at Santa Clara University in San  Jose on October 14, 2010.

Joy Wong took on the role of Communications Administrator for ISAAC-SoCal and revamped the blog for AAWOL (Asian American Women on Leadership). We welcome you to visit and contribute your thoughts! FYI — the blog is gender-inclusive.  http://aawolsisters.com

SANACS (Society of Asian North American Christian Studies) Journal #2 is now available, featuring the first Asian American Equipping Symposium (entitled “Living Out The Gospel: Asian American Contribution and Perspectives”) which took place on November 2-3, 2009.

Young Lee Hertig Ph.D.
Southern California Regional Director

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