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The Gathering: A Space for Asian American Spirituality and Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce invite the diocesan community to “‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ A Panel Conversation on Racism and Microaggression” on Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel.

Racism can be blatant but often is experienced as subtle messages and gestures of exclusion. Panelists and participants will engage each other on this topic, focusing especially on the experiences of Asian Americans in Southern California.

The panel conversation will feature Khushnud Azariah, Episcopal priest and vicar of St. George’s Church in Riverside, Jason Cha, Director of Intercultural Programs, Westmont College, and Nancy Wang Yuen, sociologist and author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism. Erika Bertling, intercultural educator and consultant and member of Thad’s, will moderate the conversation.

The event is free, and everyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend.

The Gathering – a Space for Asian American Spirituality, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, holds events to engage topics relevant to Asian American communities and offers a space for Asian Americans to gather to share in their spiritual journeys.

Church of Our Saviour is located at 535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel 91775. Free parking is available. For additional information, contact Peter Huang at revpeterhuang@gmail.com or Yein Kim at ykim@ladiocese.org.

Updated with additional information Feb. 5, 2020.