During the month of May, we honor & celebrate AAPI Month
We recognize that this has been an especially difficult year for the AAPI community. Over the past year and during the rise of Covid-19, Asian Americans experienced a heightened visibility due to racist rhetoric surrounding the origins of Covid-19. This heightened visibility has caused an increase in violent attacks against the AAPI community.
With this rise in fear and hatred, as a church, we rise in response that our Asian sisters and brothers are fearfully and wonderfully made. We stand in solidarity with this community and will continue to work towards justice.
Below is a list of resources designed highlight the voices & experience of the AAPI Community. We pray it will serve a small role in pushing you forward to engaging with the AAPI Community and grow in authentic solidarity...
The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America // Beth Lew-Williams
Strangers from a Different Shore: A history of Asian Americans // Ronald Takaki
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans // Jean Pfaelzer
The Making of Asian America // Erika Lee
Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White // Frank Wu
The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority // Ellen D. Wu
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning // Cathy Park Hong
Hawaii'i's Story by Hawai'i's Queen // Lili'Uokalani
***Watch the PBS series Asian Americans