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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: In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: 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

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) Watch a recording of the presentation>> This presentation will center on the life and times of Dr. Jose Rizal (1861-1896), the national hero of the Philippines. He […]

Lambda Banner Raising Heralds Beginning of Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance Banner was raised on June 1 at Blackberry Gate, heralding the beginning of Pride Month. Hear from Lady Idos, Berkeley Lab’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, about this year’s theme “All In This Together.”  

Lambda Alliance presents Pride events 2021

Dear Lambda Alliance members, allies, and enthusiasts, Next week marks the start of Pride, a month in which we celebrate Sexual orientation & Gender Minority (SGM) culture at home and in the workplace! Fostering unity is a big part of any Pride month and this year SF Pride’s theme is “All in this together”. So […]

May 24 is Pan Awareness Day

Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness & Visibility Day, or Pan Awareness Day, is dedicated to celebrating the pansexual and panromantic community. Consider taking a moment to learn about the usage of the term pansexual and its rising popularity.