Dates: October 9, 16 & 23
Title: A focus on the AAPI Community
October 9: “AAPI History with special focus on AAPI Christians”
Failitator: Rev. Timothy (Tim) Tseng, Ph. D., Co-Executive Director, New College Berkeley and Pacific Area Director of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries. A well-known Asian American Christian scholar and religious leader, he has been a prolific writer and speaker, a seminary professor, non-profit founder and executive, and pastor. He identifies as Chinese American, was raised in NYC, has lived in the Bay Area since 2000, been married to Betty for 37 years, and they have two adult sons.
October 16: “Surge in AAPI Hate Crimes and Developments in AAPI Pride-focused Resistance, Cultural Activities, Community Self-Care and Educational Activism”
Facilitator: Janice Li, Executive Director, Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ), founded by Community Youth Center, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Progressive Association and Chinese for Affirmative Action. With a combined 200 years of grass-roots experience in SF’s Asian American communities, CCSJ was formed in 2019 meeting anti-AAPI hate and violence through rapid response victims services, working with city partners to improve public safety systems, holding space for cross-racial healing and solidarity through programming and community events. Janice was born in Hong Kong and moved to the United States at a young age where she was raised on the East Coast. She grew up in Buffalo, NY and then attended NYU where she graduated with honors from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Prior to moving to SF, Janice lived in Buffalo working for PUSH Buffalo and founded a community center for youth. She currently lives in the Inner Richmond with her partner Danielle and their Muttsville rescue dog, Whimsey.
October 23: ROUNDTABLE: Stories, experiences of all attending regarding their own AAPI or non-AAPI histories, identities, questions, concerns, and suggestions for further church activity”
Facilitator: Selina Shek, Long-time member of SAPC. Selina has agreed to just facilitate our taking turns talking about our own histories and stories, maybe helping us with questions but mostly just letting everyone have a voice. We have already had a surge of ideas for future activities, study, plans and discussion and we hope this discussion will lead to more ideas as well as finding folks interested in future work.
Dates: September 18 & 25
Title: Develop the Number One Skill God Wants You to Master: The Secrets to Become a Superb Speaker
Description: If you are looking for a more effective way to share your faith, get promoted, or get buy-in for your ideas, do not miss this two-part series presented on September 18 and 25.
Attend and you will learn the #1 secret of an effective presentation, proven story-telling principles, and how to build your credibility with specificity.
This will be as interactive as you would like it to be. Bring your questions, get advice on any presentations you may be delivering, and have fun.
Facilitator: Our speaker is Patricia Fripp. Yes, she is the one who always wears hats. In her professional life, Patricia is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and sales presentation and online learning expert. She was elected the first woman President of the National Speakers Association.
In Patricia’s career, she has delivered over 3,500 presentations as well as hundreds of virtual presentations. Companies hire Patricia to help them drive more business by polishing their sales conversations and presentations and to help leaders inspire action and build commitment through their words. Clients of her speech coaching include corporate leaders, technical and sales professionals, and seasoned professional speakers. Her online learning platform––FrippVT Powerful, Persuasive Presentations––is embraced as a “must-have” by speakers and companies worldwide.