Sun-Ah Kang is a Ph.D. student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston. Her dissertation focuses on empowering Christian women through a cross-cultural reading of Proverbs 31:10-31. Most recently, she has contributed a book, Landscapes of Korean and Korean American Biblical Interpretation.
The survivors were oppressed and deprived of their freedom, dignity, identity, womanhood, and youth. However, they are now human rights movement activists, teachers, living testimony of the painful history, and much more.
First, we must all remember our history and stop the blatant amnesia behind racial and power dynamics in our field…Women and enslaved persons were not a part of the founders’ initial understanding. The same is true for the founding identities of the Society of Biblical Literature.