Asian pacific islander ERG
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit!
Lunar New Year is on January 22, 2023, and for many cultures, is celebrated for two weeks. Enjoy some of the events in our community, and keep an eye out for a special celebration hosted by the API ERG and the Lab's Asian Association in early February.
Oakland Jack London Square New Year Celebration, Jan. 21, 1 -3 p.m.
Chinese Lunar Year Dragon Boat Experience, Sunday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chinese New Year Parade, San Francisco, Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m.
Lunar New Year Festivities in Oakland, Sunday, Feb. 5, 3-8 p.m.
Letters to the Community
Support for Tonga - March 7, 2022
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.
Issued Letter of Support for Tongan Community
Organized Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Held Asian Pacific American Upstander Training addressing: Implicit Bias, tips on being an Upstander, identifying microaggressions in the workplace, practice with workplace scenarios, the Lab’s nondiscrimination policy, and how to report incidents.
Organized SF Asian Art Museum Talk Series
Created AAPI Support and Resources communication
Organized Book Club - Crying in HMart
Held AAPI Members Meetings
Co-chairs: Sandy Roth, Alicia Chang
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO): Suksham Barun
Chief Membership & Communications Officer (CMCO): Ruby Barcklay
Members-at-Large: Carol Chien, Tina Clarke, Michael Lee, Madelyn Bello, and Massie Ballon
Media - Book Club/Movies/Music Appreciation
Culture - Cultural & Social Events/Food/Language
Operational - API Logo Design/ERG Member Recognition/Pulse Surveys
Talks - Museum Culture Talk/Round Table Discussions