June 16-18, 2017 | CityHope 45 Olive St, San Francisco, CA
Spurred by the article The Loneliness of the Progressive Asian American Christian, written by Liz Lin, the Facebook group Progressive Asian American Christians, started by Lydia Suh, has become an online community where we are no longer lonely. Together, Liz and Lydia are hosting an in-person gathering of PAACs this summer!
Join us for a time of meeting other PAACs, learning, sharing experiences, and advocating for issues that are pertinent to our time and context at the PAAC Conference!
The conference will focus on ‘Forging Our Identity’ as progressive Asian American Christians. Lectures, panels, large and small group discussions will include topics like the racialized history of evangelicalism in America, LGBTQ stories and how to be an ally, feminism and feminist theology, Asian American and social justice, mental health issues in Asian American communities, and other social and political issues that face us today. We’ll also have worship and plenty of time for us to connect and share our stories.
TICKETS: Registration $85 – includes Saturday breakfast and lunch, coffee/tea, snacks, and conference materials.
7-7.30pm Welcome and Check-In
7.30-8pm Opening Worship
8-9pm The Continuing Scandal of the Evangelical Mind – Peter Choi
9-10pm Large Group Mixer
8-8.30am Breakfast (provided)
8.30-10am PAAC Conversations with Liz and Lydia
10.15-12pm Living Justly – Angie Hong and Jonny Moy
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-2pm Progressive Asian American Christian Perspectives on Mental Health – Martin Hsia and Liz Lin
2-3pm The Voices of Women in Church, Sex, and Politics – Lydia Suh and Irene Cho
3-4pm Personal Reflection and One-on-One Sharing
4-4.30pm LGBTQIA and the Bible – Oneida Chi
4.30-5.30pm LGBTQIA Stories Panel – Sophie Lo, SueAnn Shiah, Hesed Kim, Oneida Chi
5.30-7pm Dinner (on your own)
7-8pm A Long Faithfulness in the Same Direction – Peter Choi
8-10pm PAAC Party
9-11am PAAC Worship
11am-12pm Debrief and Next Steps
LODGING AND ACCOMMODATIONS: We recommend utilizing the websites listed below to make arrangements, as well as considering accommodations near the airport and in Oakland, Berkeley, or Emeryville. Please be advised that reservations should be made soon due to limited availability. San Francisco is a tourist town!
www.sftravel.com (scroll down to “Search Hotels”)
TRANSPORTATION: Within the city, the bus system (“Muni”) works pretty well and costs $2.50 per ride. To commute from the SFO or OAK airport or other nearby areas, the train system (“Bart”) is best. City Hope is a 12-minute walk from the Civic Center/UN Plaza Bart stop. For taxi service, you can download the Lyft app and use the promo code “KICK” for one free first ride.
ATTIRE: San Francisco is windy and often foggy in the summer. Prepare with layers, jackets, and windbreakers. The urban setting means walking through various neighborhoods. Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Backpacks or over-the-shoulder bags are smart.
Special thanks to our Sponsor: Newbigin House of Studies.
Newbigin House of Studies offers a 1-year seminary education program for those who are interested in exploring theology and vocation. To find out more about “The Newbigin Year”, a part-time, cohort-based, distance learning program, visit www.newbiginhouse.org.