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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 […]

Black History Month 2022 Zoom Backgrounds

In honor of Black History Month we’ve created a series of Zoom backgrounds. Download your favorite one and use it at your next meeting Background image created by freepik – www.freepik.com Background image created by freepik – www.freepik.com  

LANA hangs banner in honor of Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.   Educational Resources Library of Congress Archive […]

Native American Heritage Month – Resources & Zoom Background

National Native American Heritage Month November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Educational Resources Library of Congress Archive Native […]

Return of the Groove Lounge – July 29, 2021

The Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green is back! An eclectic blend of groovy tunes from around the globe. Date: Thursday,  July 29, 2021 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Zoom: streaming.lbl.gov In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: https://streaming.lbl.gov/video-library/2021 Lounge Rules: – Open to Berkeley Lab employees […]

More Easily Add and Manage Your Pronouns in Zoom

In Zoom’s new 5.7.0 version, there is now an option to add and manage your personal pronouns. “Pronouns are an essential piece to many of our diverse users expressing themselves and respectfully referring to others. Some common examples of pronouns are he/him/his, she/her/hers, and they/them/theirs. While pronoun sharing can be particularly important to LGBTQ community […]

Understanding the Past and Present: Pride Flag and Banner

The Pride banner at the Lab has a long history, going back to 1999 and the start of the Lambda Alliance at the Lab. Several times the banner was removed by unknown persons, but when that happened, Lab leadership stepped up. Lambda Alliance first formed in October 2013 as an employee resource group (ERG) to […]

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 […]

Make Lumpia with Janie Pinterits, IDEA program manager