A panel is livestreamed Monday, April 5, 2021, from Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago. Video screengrab

CHICAGO (RNS) — In the summer of 2020, as the death of George Floyd shined a spotlight on racism and violence against Black Americans, the Asian American Christian Collaborative marched for Black lives.

Months later, leaders of the Black and Asian American churches involved in that march began to plan a second event uniting their communities against racism.

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In the midst of planning the event, Black & Asian Christians United Against Racism, organizers learned that eight people were shot and killed in spas in the Atlanta area, including six women of Asian descent, and the spotlight

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