PANAAWTM 35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE WAS CANCELLED
The 35th annual conference of PANAAWTM was scheduled to be held from April 2-4, 2020 at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The PANAAWTM board sent out this letter on March 4 about its decision to cancel the conference.
Dear PANAAWTM sister,
The PANAAWTM board has been following the news of COVID-19 virus with great concern. Because of the uncertainties surrounding its further spread and its severity, the board has decided that it is prudent to cancel the 2020 annual meeting in Chicago. We are sorry that this news may disappoint you.
If you have paid your registration fees and deposits for lodging through the payment portal, you will receive a full refund. We will reverse the charge on the credit card used to make the payment. Please be patient as it may take up to 3 weeks.
We understand that you may have already purchased the airline ticket. Please check with your airline carrier about options you might have.
It is with regret and much deliberation that we make this decision. While there are financial consequences for PANAAWTM to cancel the meeting at this time, our primary concern is the health and safety of our members.
The board is considering virtual alternatives to address some of the programmatic components of the annual meeting. Please stay tuned.
We are grateful for the hard work and commitment of the local committee and the planning team who have been working tirelessly to plan this annual meeting. Thank you.
If you have any further questions regarding the canceled conference or future conference, please, contact Dr. K. Christine Pae at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other inquiries such as reimbursement-related issues should be addressed to Dr. Su Yon Pak at email@example.com. General inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jung Ha Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the PANAAWTM board
(Dr. Jung Ha Kim, Dr. Su Yon Pak, Dr. K. Christine Pae, Dr. Kwok Pui-lan, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ms. Kylie Foo, Dr. Nami Kim, and Dr. Boyung Lee)
Our Book on Wisdom Leadership
This book is coedited by Su Yon Pak and Jung Ha Kim, entitled Leading Wisdom: Asian and Asian American Women Leaders (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017). The book presents narratives of leadership experiences in the fields of social activism, parish ministry, teaching, U.S. Army chaplaincy, religious history, Christian denominational work, theology, nonprofit organization, theological social ethics, clinical spiritual care education in healthcare systems, and community organizing.
We have published an anthology entitled Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007).