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Webinar on Asian American Activism and Black Lives Matter, June 26, 2020


Interstitial integrity is this spirit in us, our struggle to hold the many in the one. We endeavor to make sense and meaning out of the multiple social locations, the hybrid cultures, and the many powers of death and life that are placed before us.

Rita Nakashima Brock

Upcoming Events

  • Choosing a Career Path: A Roundtable with Alums
    Zoom Workshop
    Mar 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Workshop
    Participants will hear from and speak with a group of Asian Theological Summer Institute and PANAAWTM alums about their different career choices upon completion of their doctoral programs. Speakers include John Boopalan, Michael Campos, Christine Hong, Easten Law, and Man-Hei Yip.
  • Publishing a Book: Conversation with Editors
    Zoom Workshop
    May 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Workshop
    This workshop invites five Pacific and Asian North American editors of book series to talk about issues and challenges in publishing. These editors include Jione Havea, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Peter C. Phan, Jonathan Tran, and David K. Yoo.

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Empower Asian and North American Asian women and girls


Virtual Annual Conference

April 15-April 17, 2021

Any language would be insufficient to describe what happened to us and our communities in 2020. For the first time in our 35-year history, PANAAWTM had to cancel our annual gathering due to a pandemic. We now experience a global pandemic as a new “normal” while entering a new stage of political and social movements. At a critical time like this, we invite you to attend our first virtual PANAAWTM Annual Meeting. Together, we look back on our paths and look forward to the future of PANAAWTM. PANAAWTM has produced critical knowledge of Asian and Asian American feminist theology, built transnational and transgenerational community, and strengthened sisterhood. Join us for sharing memories and stories of radical imagining, fierce surviving, and collective caring. 

Tentative Schedule (U.S. Eastern Time)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

8:00-9:30 PM                          Building Connections: How Have You Been?

Moderator: K. Christine Pae (Denison University)


Rita Nakashima Brock (Volunteers of America)

Mary John Mananzan (Former President, St. Scholastica’s College)

Mai-Anh Le Tran (Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary)

  • A panel discussion will be followed by a small group discussion.

Friday, April 16, 2020


11:00AM-11:10 AM               Opening Remarks (Jung Ha Kim, Georgia State University)

11:10AM-11:40 AM               Introduction of Participants

                                                   (K. Christine Pae, Denison University)                                      


12:00 PM-1:15PM                Fierce Surviving and Collective Caring


Moderator: Boyung Lee (Iliff School of Theology)


Jin Young Choi (Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School)

Yuki Schwartz (Claremont School of Theology)

Lama Htoi San Lu (Vanderbilt University)

Kristine Chong (Volunteers of America, Inheritance Magazine)




2:30PM-3:30PM                Workshop 1  Embodied Mindfulness: Sharon Suh (Seattle University)


4:00-5:00 PM                    Workshop 2   ReST: Rita Nakashima Brock  (Volunteers of America)                                                                         


8:00 PM                                Evening Ring, Gift Exchange

Bring your dinner, snacks, drinks, or foods to enjoy with other sisters. 


Saturday, April 17, 2021


11:00 AM-11:10 AM              Opening ritual/prayer


11:10 AM-12:30 PM              Interstitial Integrity: Looking Forward, Radical Imagining                                   


Moderator: Grace Kao (Claremont School of Theology)    



SueJeanne Koh (UC Irvine)

Haruka Umetsu Cho (Harvard University)

Lisa Asedillo Cunningham (Drew University)


1:00 PM-1:30 PM                   Business Meeting [Jung Ha Kim, Georgia State University]

  • Eating together. Bring your breakfast, lunch, or snacks.


1:30 PM-2:00 PM                  Closing Ritual (To integrate Radical Imagining)


2:30 PM-4:00 PM                 Mentoring for Doctoral Students, Emerging Scholars, and Early Career Faculty


We contribute to Asian and North American Asian women's theology, mentor female leaders of faith communities, and engage in social transformation for justice. We invite you to partner with us and support our work.

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