In response to the rise in anti-Asian violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has come together to rally for change. This workshop will reflect on why AAPI have historically not had a seat at the table and how the pandemic changed the landscape. Re-imagine a place at the table for AAPI voices to participate in in the racial justice conversation and in all aspects of an organization. This workshop will provide greater understanding of the issues confronting the AAPI community and practical tools to help.
Rev. Alexander Chu received Christ during college through a dramatic faith encounter after growing up in a Buddhist heritage. Christianity Today rated his story as a top ten, must read testimony. “Beyond Buddha to Beloved” has circulated the globe to more than 160 countries through Christianity Today and The 700 Club – Christian Broadcasting Network. His personal passion for missions and outreach was birthed through his unique conversion and calling journey. Alexander’s seminary training is from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as Pastor of Outreach & Community Life for Christ Church, a multi-site church in four locations throughout metropolitan Chicago. Each year, he trains and mobilizes thousands of volunteers to live out their faith and reach the community. Alexander has also served as a racial reconciliation consultant to universities, denominations, and churches. He has a passion for multi-ethnic leadership development and extending the table for Asian-Americans to enter the racial justice conversation.