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Berkeley Lab’s 4th Annual Diversity Cultural Festival

Diversity Festival Poster 2014Berkeley Lab will be hosting its 4th Annual Diversity Cultural Festival on Thursday, October 30th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Cafeteria patio.  This year’s theme will be: “Weaving the Fabric of Diversity”, a whirlwind tour around the world celebrating our community’s diversity, with representations of Lab employees’ cultures and backgrounds.  Berkeley Lab performers include: American jazz singer Amy Ukena, Hula dancer Adel Serafino, Ukulele Club, Dance Club, and the Karaoke Idols.  UC Berkeley performers include: Lebanese and Egyptian Belly Dancer Christine Garibian, Naya at Berkeley Indian Classical Dancers, and the West Coast Rock Band.

Booths will include representation from: the African American Quilt Guild, Bay View Cafe, Diversity & Inclusion Council, Filipino-American Club, Lambda Alliance (LGBTQ club), Museum of African American Technology, UC Berkeley Recreational Sports & Martial Arts, and the Women Scientists and Engineers Council.

The Epicurean Group at the Bay View Café will have four stations featuring “Street Foods” @ $4.00 each: German bratwurst with warm sauerkraut and whole grain mustard; chicken gyro with creamy tzatziki and juicy tomatoes on a warm pita; 24 hour braised pork carnitas street tacos topped with cabbage slaw; Tandoori chicken wraps with creamy raita and charred vegetables.

Sponsored by Berkeley Lab’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, the Diversity & Inclusion Speakers and Social Activities Subcommittee, and the Physical Biosciences Division.  For more information, please contact

Click here to view our flyer.  See the video below from last year’s festival.

Berkeley Lab is a global community.  There are cultural riches waiting to be discovered and explored, and much to be celebrated!