Asians@, Airbnb’s employee resource group, is celebrating Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,* with a series of events designed to empower employees and celebrate the diverse identities and backgrounds within the community.
May events include book club discussions, film screenings, trivia events, workshops and panels that are coordinated by and for employees who identify as members of the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community, and their allies, including:
- A panel conversation hosted by Hiroki Asai, Airbnb Global Head of Marketing and Asians@ executive sponsor, with journalist Mary Margaret and Olympian Pita Taufatofua, about what it means to be a leader in the ANPHI community.
- A workshop hosted by Ryan Takemiya, a DEIB speaker, community organizer, and storyteller from the San Francisco Bay Area, on “Overcoming Toxic Invisibility,” which offers employees skills to begin the process of being fully seen.
- A conversion with Nav Bhatia, a Canadian businessman and Tornoto Raptors superfan, who is on a mission to promote inclusivity and change how Sikhs are perceived.
Additionally, as the Asian community faces increasing violence and discrimination throughout the pandemic, Asians@ is releasing updated resources for Allyship and Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination. This guide includes steps people can take to learn more about how to support people who identify as Asian, and actions to fight discrimination.
*Asian-American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific is celebrated in the United States. In acknowledgement of the global nature of Asians@, the group is honoring May as Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (ANHPI) Month.