If we truly believe that all people are created in the image of God then ANY assault on that truth must cause us to lament. We must acknowledge, lament, inform ourselves, repent, and take action is response to a year long spike in violence again the AAPI community. May we not let this moment pass without increasing in love that motivates us to do the work of justice.
Soong-Chan Rah shared recently, “I ask that you do not ignore or brush aside the events of last week, particularly the hate crime perpetrated against Asian women. Please do not ignore the eight dead bodies and please do not ignore the pain that is acutely felt by the AAPI community. Instead, please join us in our grief.”
Read more of his article here and please watch the Call for Solidarity Video.
“Hate and violence towards Asians must stop. It’s absolutely sickening to see the rash of hate crimes increase exponentially against Asians in the U.S. Asians are not a virus. This is our home,” says Jenny Yang, World Relief Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. World Relief’s statement. I personally have learned so much about the great diversity and beauty of the Asian American community here in the states and across the world through my storytelling work with World Relief.
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A visual storyteller that focuses on human emotion & connection. I help families, individuals, & couples to capture their beautiful messy story.
I also partner with humanitarian, non-for-profit organizations, and NGOs share their stories with intention, dignity, & excellence, so they can have a greater impact on their communities.