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Juneteenth 2021 from the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at UC Berkeley

As we approach Juneteenth, we take this opportunity to highlight the following stories, media, and events around the origin and history of Juneteenth, and to celebrate Black communities, culture and experiences. We hope you find these resources helpful. For a primer on Juneteenth, check out this New York Times article.

Basics of Burnout: Causes and Remedies in a Research Environment – June 22, 2021

Feeling overwhelmed by work, particularly during these challenging times? You are not alone. Join us  for a new mental health seminar called “Basics of Burnout: Causes and Remedies in a Research Environment.”  In this one-hour seminar and facilitated discussion, Dragonfly Mental Health will define the core components of Burnout as well as strategies to treat […]

Celebrate and Learn About Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a combination of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all enslaved persons in Texas were free. Although […]

API ERG Book Discussion: They Called Us Enemy – June, 24, 2021

The Asian Pacific Islander ERG is hosting a book club to discuss the graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, on June 24 at 11 – 11:50 AM. It was written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. The book is the story told by Takei about his childhood while […]

Live Science Series: Scratching the Surface on June 18, 2021

Learn about the physics behind vinyl records and turntables, and the significance of them in the history and culture of Hip Hop. See live demonstrations on the turntables, an exploration on sound and sound restoration, along with various STEM connections to the turntable. Discover how the art of DJing in Hip Hop culture and STEM […]

2021 Lab Research SLAM: Submit Intent to Participate by Friday, June 18

Early-career scientists and postdocs who want to participate in this year’s research SLAM must submit their intent to enter by June 18. The first prize is $3000, plus participants get valuable experience on how to explain their research project in a compelling way. Details available at

Make Lumpia with Janie Pinterits, IDEA program manager

Tell Your Personal Story: Communicate Your Skills

The workshop, organized by the Career Pathways Office, teaches how to clearly describe your skills and value while weaving them into an interesting story that engages the listener in a social or networking session. The session is on June 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. Registration via Eventbrite.    

Government Agencies recognize LGBTQ+ employees during Pride Month

Government Executive (Buble) reported that since Pride Month started on Tuesday, “many federal agencies have been taking the opportunity to recognize their LGBTQ+ employees and share how they are advancing equity in their respective missions.” According to the article, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm tweeted on Wednesday that for “the first time ever the department […]

Special Philippine Independence Day Program – June 11, 2021

Philippine Independence Day (observed on June 12) Zoom talk on the national hero, Dr. José Rizal Date: June 11, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join us on Zoom This presentation will center on the life and times of Dr. Jose Rizal (1861-1896), the national hero of the Philippines. He was a […]