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Pride Committee Recognized in Physics Society

The American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Pride Committee is the first affinity group within APS focused on supporting the LGBT+ community and is working towards a scientific community supportive of scientists in the gender and sexual orientation minority communities. Read more.

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.

Lambda Alliance Poster Session – June 3, 2021

This virtual poster session is intended as an educational experience for both presenters and attendees, as well as a celebration of Pride. The event will be hosted and organized by Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group (ERG) and will be focused on experiences of the Sexual-orientation and Gender Minority (SGM) community and other minorities […]

Black History Month 2021 Learning Resources

Black History Month is here! Virtual Events That Celebrate and Honor Black Culture from Eventbrite PBS is premiering three new shows and streaming 10 more                   Also from PBS: Learn About 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days                   […]

Supervisor Brown Bag: Responding to Current Events – June 10, 2020

To echo the June 10th community message from Mike Witherell, and to learn more about the goals of #ShutDownSTEM and related actions, join us for a 1-hour discussion and tour of the ‘Guidance for People Leaders’ Resource. The Brown Bag session will provide guidance on how to respond to current events and how supervisors can actively support their […]

Resources and Actions for Positive Change – a Letter from Mike Witherell

Colleagues, Last week I wrote to you about how saddened we have been by the killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long series of brutal assaults on Black Americans across the country. We join with those raising their voices to denounce all race-related brutality and racial injustice. This has been a difficult time […]

Learning Journey Begins with Self-Reflection – Two Events on June 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues, For many of us, we’ve been reflecting deeply about the ongoing protests in our communities in response to racial injustice and inequities for Black Americans. The statement from our Lab leadership highlighted the suffering in our communities, and a call to action for making change. In the past week, many of our Lab […]

Rise Up for Justice: Black Lives and our Collective Future – June 8, 2020

This event is organized by the UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute in partnership with the Community Action Partnership, International SEIU, and Race Forward. For more information visit: Date: Monday, June 8, 2020 Time: 2 – 3:30 pm   Event Information George Floyd’s murder by four Minneapolis policemen ignited a firestorm of protest in […]

IDEA Brown Bag for Supervisors – Inclusive Leadership – October 10, 2019

Chief DEI Officer Lady Idos will lead a series of IDEA Brown Bag sessions for supervisors and managers. This week’s topic is Inclusive Leadership. For articles, trainings and discussion guides on the topic, check out our IDEAs in Action website. This is a safe place to bring questions and feedback on IDEA at the Lab, […]

See How Employees Shared Their Thoughts on IDEA

This summer employees at Berkeley Lab were presented with four questions: one each on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. They used online polls, stickies, and chalk to express their views. View this photo essay on the experience and add your voice.