April 16, 2024 ·

AAPI Month 2024

By shirin@slac.st…


May marks the annual recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month , a time to recognize the historical, cultural contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. 

This year, the CORE Employee Resource Group and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office are proud to offer many ways to connect with colleagues during AAPI Month. Events are open to all SLAC employees. 

Our Heritage 5K *Off Site

Asians are Strong Run/Walk 5k in San Francisco! 

Our heritage 5k is an AAPI landmark journey through San Francisco on Saturday, May 4th at 10am that starts in Japantown and ends in Chinatown. 

It is free and all ages are welcome! 
You will need to register here on your own and pay if you’d like to get a shirt/bib. 

Each landmark will have foods, resources and info on each place ending with a Finisher's Festival.

9Am: Meet in Japantown starting ceremony at Origami Fountains 
(1707 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115)
10AM: Race starts!
12PM: Meet at Portsmouth Square for a photo!

Saturday, May 4th at 9am 
1707 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Kayla Ninh is the POC for the day of the 5k. 
Contact Shirin Ketabforoush for more information prior to the event.  

AAPI Inspired Lunch Potluck

Come join CORE ERG for our 2nd Annual AAPI Month Potluck! 
Bring your favorite foods, savory or sweet, from your most treasured AAPI small business or make your own!
Please sign up with the item you are bringing by May 3rd
Set up starts at 11:30am.
Plates & Utensils provided.

Thursday, May 9th at 12pm
Main Quad
Contact Shirin Ketabforoush for more information. 
Download the calendar invite here. 

AAPI Movie Screening: Past Lives

Celebrate AAPI Month with a movie screening of Past Lives

The movie will be shown on May 21st starting at 3:30pm in Kavli Auditorium.

Light refreshments will be provided. 
All are welcome and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Past Lives is a story of  two deeply connected childhood friends who are wrest apart after one’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life. 

Tuesday, May 21st at 3:30pm
BG51, Kavli Auditorium
Contact Shirin Ketabforoush for more information. 
Download the calendar invite here. 

Stay connected
We have two main methods to keep our community engaged and broadcast news and opportunities:

  • Join our email LISTSERV by sending an email to "listserv@slac.stanford.edu" and no Subject Line. Type the following in the body of the email message (no quotes): "subscribe CORE firstname lastname". 
    This procedure is documented in more detail here.
  • Join our #core-erg channel on slack's SLAC workspace 

Contact the CORE ERG with your ideas and questions about the ERG 

You can also join the #slac-dei-office Slack channel for the latest news, events and activities from the DEI Office. And be sure to download the latest 
AAPI Zoom backgrounds.

Contact Shirin Ketabforoush with any questions.


A note on participation and time-charging: Supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to participate in community activities as operations permit. Employees should charge their usual PA since the activities provide value to SLAC. However, if a particular project requires work to be backfilled during this time, a separate PA number might be required. For employees who are part of a service center, they should charge their shop’s UDT (undistributed time) code. For exceptions or complex charging situations, reach out to your business manager.



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