Michelle Reyes: Becoming All Things
Vice President of AACC and author, Michelle Reyes, author and vice president of Asian American Christian Collaborative, speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about her new book Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead To Lasting Connections Across Cultures. Reyes discusses the Christian community and the uprise of targeted hate crimes against the AAPI community in America.
"The Asian community has been targets of systemic racism, from exclusion of immigration of the United States, to lynching, to killing, to stealing our wealth, to being sexualized and fetishized, and so much more," she says.
Reyes said that for the 3,800 reported hate incidents — and all the other daily experiences of harassment and hate — the “Asian community [has] never been given permission, where we felt safe to articulate our pain."