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“Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism” 

Webinar #1

October 27th at 5:00pm Pacific/ 8:00pm Eastern
Speakers: Dr. Joyce del Rosario and Rev. Karen Yokota Love

The first “Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism” webinar, sponsored by: AALM, NFAAUM and GBCS, will focus on the thoughts and perspectives of racism from the Asian American lens.  The two panelists will be PSR’s Dr. Joyce del Rosario and Rev. Karen Yokota Love.

Speakers

Dr. Joyce del Rosario – Associate Professor, Practice of Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California

Dr. Joyce del Rosario is an Associate Professor, Practice of Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion where she is also the Director of Community Engaged Learning and the Director of Asian and Pacific Islander Initiative.  Dr. del Rosario brings both extensive leadership and advocacy experience as well as a stellar academic career. Her own journey has been deeply shaped by her and her family’s active participation in her Filipino-American United Methodist community in Seattle where she grew up, as well as in a network of communities of color and progressive networks among Evangelical communities.  She is an active and outstanding preacher and speaker.  Recently was a featured panelist with “That Thing Called Pandemya: PINOYS Reflecting Theologically on COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Violence” sponsored by Garrett Seminary.  Dr. del Rosario earned her PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies. Her research interests include youth ministry with a special focus on teen moms and urban and multiethnic youth ministry, social justice and racial reconciliation, theological anthropology, marginalized women, and postcolonial Filipino-American theology.

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Rev. Karen Yokota Love – Senior Pastor at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church

Rev. Karen Yokota Love is the Senior Pastor at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington, the church’s first female senior pastor in its 116-year history.  She earned her M. Div. at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California.  Rev. Yokota Love, a Yonsei – 4th generation Japanese American, went through several careers, including Managing Editor of Internal Communications for Macy’s Inc., before entering seminary.  She was recently a panelist at the National Association of Filipino American United Methodists webinar entitled: “Leading the Church in the Time of Pandemic”.  Rev. Yokota Love is the Chair of the National Japanese American United Methodist Caucus and serves as the Secretary for the Asian American Language Ministry Committee.  She sees the work of civil rights and social justice as an important part to her ministry at Blaine Memorial UMC.

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