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Follow up message on the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision – July 12, 2022

Dear colleagues, When we communicated a few weeks ago, many were experiencing strong reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs to reverse Roe v. Wade, which fundamentally alters the landscape of access to reproductive and maternal healthcare across the nation. We understand that these changes may affect you, your loved ones, and your colleagues […]

Message from the Lab Director and Deputies on last weekend’s violent events – May 17, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I am sure that the news of the multiple mass shootings across the nation this past weekend has caused you the same anguish, pain, and grief that we have felt. There is no comfort for the families and friends of the victims in Buffalo, NY, Laguna Woods, CA, and several other cities that […]

History of 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. On […]

Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – a presentation with Dr. Rowan Thomson – June 10, 2022

Presented by the Physics IDEA Team: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – a presentation with Dr. Rowan Thomson, Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University Date:  Friday, June 10, 2022 Time: 12 noon – 1 pm PT Join us on Zoom Add it to your calendar Across science, many […]

First Federal Proclamation for National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed during a United Nations conference in 1977 and was first celebrated in Berkeley in 1992. On Friday, the president signed the first federal proclamation recognizing the day as a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Indigenous cultures. “Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians […]

LBNL Asian Pacific Islander ERG Statement of Solidarity with the Afghan Community

The steering committee of the Asian Pacific Islander ERG acknowledges that the unrest, instability, and uncertainty in Afghanistan is causing suffering among the Afghan people. In addition to the rapidly changing political situation and warlike conditions, Afghanistan has experienced earthquakes and is facing a food shortage as winter approaches. The situation in-country causes a ripple […]

Supervisor Workshops on Promotions/Reclassifications

Dear Colleagues, As we navigate through the performance review process, many conversations will emerge regarding career development and plans for promotions or reclassifications. While there is some differentiation between divisions on considerations for promotions, the Lab’s process and approach aims to be applied consistently while promoting fairness for advancement opportunities. Additionally, as part of the […]

Announcing Anti-Bullying Guidelines – June, 2021

Under the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (“the Lab”) Ethics and Conduct at Berkeley Lab Policy the Lab is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace community where every individual is treated with civility and respect. Bullying behavior should not be tolerated in our workplace community. The Lab strongly encourages anyone who is […]

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.

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 […]