Edward Yang 


Monday June 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM PDT
Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM PDT

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Young Nak Celebration Church 
1721 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Theological Education by Experience (TEE) 

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. -Deuteronomy 6:4-7

As a sequel to the Second Asian American Equipping Symposium (AAES): “Asian American History—The Lost Coin” (Feb. 7-8, 2011), Theological Education by Experience (TEE) is scheduled for June 27-30, 2011 with partnership among various churches. TEE is designed to provide opportunities for Asian American leaders to experience the resilient AA stories and legacies by visiting historical sites in Los Angeles. The site visits include the multicultural birthing narratives of Olvera Street, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and Koreatown.  Asian American scholars and pastors will facilitate dialogue for theological reflection and ministry implication in both plenary and small group formats.

Registration Fee: $150 for regular registration; $100 for student registration

Key Questions:
1) What connections do another Asian ethnic groups’ experiences and histories affect my own?
2) How does race explicitly affect my ministries/leadership?

Program Goals

1) Formation of culturally and theologically grounded leaders
2) Development of Asian American identity
3) Reduction of attrition rate for leaders. 

Pedagogy: Historical tour, small group fish bowl exercise, and plenary


 Monday, June 27, 2011 

 9:30 AM         Registration at Young Nak Celebration Church

10:00 AM        Welcome and Introduction of participants [Michael Lee]

10:30 AM        Overview of TEE [Young Lee Hertig]

10:45 AM        Depart for Little Tokyo  [take Metro Goldline from Lincoln Heights station to Little Tokyo]

11:10 AM        Session 1: Little Tokyo (Tour Guide: Bill Watanabe)         

12:10 PM        Lunch (Box lunch)

  1:00 PM        Debrief in small group (Union Church, hosted by Tim Yee)

  1:30 PM        Growing up in Japanese American community (Steve Yamaguchi)

  2:00 PM        Fish Bowl: telling my own stories 

  3:00 PM        Depart for Young Nak Celebration Church

  3:30 PM        Evaluation

  4:00 PM        Adjourn


Tuesday, June 28, 2011 

9:00 AM        Park at Holliston Community Church, Welcoming by Samuel Park

9:20 AM        Depart for Olvera Street

10:20 AM        Session 2: Birthing Narrative of LA, Olvera Street (Tour Guide: Oscar Garcia-Johnson)

11:30 AM        Debriefing

12:30 PM        Lunch

 1:30  PM        Session 3: Chinatown Site Visit (Tour Guide: Peter Lim)

 2:30  PM        Debrief in small group

 3:30 PM         Depart for Holliston Community Church

 4:00 PM         Plenary: Small group session 1 and 2

 5:00 PM         Evaluation


Wednesday June 29, 2011 

 9:30 AM         Park at Young Nak Celebration Church 

 9:45 AM         Depart for Koreatown

10:30 AM        Session 3: Koreatown — LA Riot sites (Tour Guide: Grace Yoo)

12 Noon          Lunch in Koreatown

 1:00 PM         Debrief in small group [APU Regional Center]

 2:00 PM         Living through LA Riots [Marcia Choo]         

 2:45 PM         Theological integration in small groups

3:45 PM          Asian American Contextual Liturgy and Communion 

4:00 PM          Evaluation

4:30 PM          Adjourn