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equity Archive

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.

Lab Responses to “When there is equity on your team, what does it look like?”

During the third week of our “Make Your Voice Heard” events, staff and affiliates answered the question “When there is equity on your team, what does it look like?” Here are their responses. Doesn’t matter where you were born, what you look like, who you know…you have the same opportunities. Bridging the gap between somebody […]

Three Questions For Hans Bechtel on Equity

Hans Bechtel is an ALS research scientist who manages three beamlines with infrared micro- and nano-spectroscopic capabilities. This allows users to study samples ranging from bacteria at the bottom of the ocean to dust from the far reaches of space. He shares his thoughts on equity. Full Story>>

Equality vs. Equity: What’s the Difference?

Equity is about making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed by recognizing barriers and creating access and opportunities that benefit everyone. What does equity on your team look like? Share your thoughts on our employee poll which is open through Friday afternoon.

Theresa Triplett On Opportunity Equity

Equity is giving all people the opportunity to excel, says Theresa Triplett, Assurance and Integrity Manager at Berkeley Lab. She discusses how people can be their best selves when they have the chance to apply all of their skills and talents at work.