This year, we welcome the Year of the Rabbit — or the Year of the Cat in Vietnam. I’m half Chinese and half Vietnamese, making me both a Rabbit and a Cat. I’m also a proud chapter lead for our Asian Googler Network (AGN), an employee resource group dedicated to supporting the diverse and multicultural Asian community. AGN has helped me build an incredible network of friends, mentors and leaders. And amid escalating adversity and violence against the Asian community over the past few years, members of AGN have been there for one another for comfort, support and strength.
These past few days have been heartbreaking, with senseless acts of violence affecting the Asian community. For my family, and more than 1.5 billion people around the world, this should be an especially joyful time of year as we celebrate Lunar New Year. I’m glad to see how our community has come together to honor our respective cultural traditions. As we usher in the Year of the Rabbit, here are a few ways Google products and services are honoring the new year.