Asian pacific islander ERG
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - May 2021
The Asian and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group is committed to:
Ensuring API employees have access to the support and capacity building they need to reach their fullest potential,
Sharing and raising awareness about issues facing API employees and the community at large,
Educating the Lab community about rich and varied cultures encompassed by API heritage,
Partnering with other ERGs to ensure equity of opportunity and recognition for all,
Serving as a resource for the wider Lab community to further the IDEA effort,
Standing in solidarity against racial inequity and discrimination in all forms within our Lab community and work to build an environment that provides equal respect and opportunity for all.
We visualize our Lab community as a place in which API members can bring their whole selves to work and be valued and receive support to reach their fullest potential; a diverse community that affirms the contributions of and supports each individual; a community that celebrates each other and stands up for each other.
During this virtual event the API ERG Steering Committee shared a draft vision and mission statement and hosted discussions about how to achieve its vision and mission.
We shared how different cultures express thanks, introduced our new executive sponsor Inder Monga, Executive Director ESnet, Division Director Scientific Networking, and plan upcoming activities.
Launched new ERG
Hosted API ERG Kickoff event with 47 attendees
Finalized API leadership
Planned FY21 activities, outreach, speakers and events.
Madelyn Bello, Co-Chair
Carol Chien, Co-Chair
Tina Clarke, Chief Administrative Officer
Alex Kim, Chief Administrative Officer
Ruby Barcklay, Chief Membership & Communications Officer
Lida Gifford, Chief Membership & Communications Officer
Sandy Roth, Steering Committee Member At-Large
Massie Ballon, Steering Committee Member At-Large
Aditi Chakravarty, Steering Committee Member At-Large
Alicia Chang, Steering Committee Member At-Large
Media - Book Club/Movies/Music Appreciation