ERDC observes Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with virtual panel
In observance of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) holds its first organization-wide AAPI panel, May 26, 2021. The virtual event, titled “A conversation with colleagues: Life through the eyes of AAPIs,” included five participants and two moderators from various ERDC laboratories. Organizers encouraged panelists to share their own experiences inside and outside the workplace. The panel also discussed the effects of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, prejudices some have faced throughout their lives, fears of violence in their communities and potential solutions to help promote understanding of their cultures.