“Anti-Asian Racism and Catholic Social Teaching” will be the topic of University of Saint Joseph’s 2024 Buckley Lecture, to be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 4-5:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium.
The lecture will feature panelists Pastor Raymond Chang, Dr. Joanne Doi, Dr. Quan Tue Tran, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Cheah OSM, Ph.D., chair of USJ’s Department of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies.
“This is a panel discussion to shed further light on the application of the Catholic Social Teaching (CST) to anti-Asian hate and violence faced by Asian Americans. Because the quest for racial justice is inextricably tied to the enhancement of the dignity of all people, the principles of CST are helpful ways by which to understand the challenges of racism in our time,” said,” said Father Cheah, whose latest book, Anti-Asian Racism: Myths, Stereotypes, and Catholic Social Teaching” deals with this topic.
Pastor Raymond Chang is the president of the Asian American Christian Collaborative, a pastor, and writer. He regularly preaches God’s Word and speaks throughout the country on issues pertaining to Christianity and culture, race, and faith.
Dr. Joanne Jaruko Doi, MM, was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and is one of five children. During World War II, her father and grandfather were sent to the Manzanar Relocation Camp, where the St. Francis Xavier (Maryknoll) parish community served all the Japanese who were interned. After the war, the Maryknoll parish and grade-school community was restored in Los Angeles, where Jaruko was nurtured in faith, education, and culture. She is currently an Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Ministry at the Catholic Theological Union.”
Dr. Quan Tue Tran is Senior Lecturer and Senior Program Coordinator in the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program at Yale University. She holds a PhD in American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include critical refugee studies; Vietnamese boat people; Asian American studies; comparative ethnic studies; migration studies; diaspora and transnational studies; memory studies; and food studies.