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05/11/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/11/2021 18:35

Candid Conversations: Asian American Association (AAA)

Candid Conversations is a video series featuring Amgen leaders addressing topics of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - issues at the intersection of the workplace and society. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, this video features a transparent dialogue between Judy Brown, senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, executive sponsor of Amgen Asian Association (AAA) and Cen Xu, executive medical director, R&D, global chair of AAA. Watch Xu open up about her personal experiences of unconscious bias, the wave of anti-Asian hate incidents and how Amgen colleagues are showing support to their Asian colleagues.

The Amgen Foundation recently awarded a $250,000 grant to support Stop AAPI Hate, a reporting and resource center which is fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit organization Chinese for Affirmative Action. This center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.