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Heritage Month Archive

April is Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American heritage was first recognized on the national level with a “National Arab-American Day” in 1992 and in 2022, President Biden issued a statement in recognition of Arab American Heritage Month. UC Berkeley is also honoring the month for the first time since the State Department began officially recognizing the Arab American community with […]

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  

Honor Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people. Show your support with a Zoom background from the Latin American and Native American ERG.

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 […]

Send an e-card for Veterans Day

Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 11, recognizes, celebrates and honors military veterans. Do you work with someone who’s a veteran, but won’t be seeing them in person this year? The IDEA Office has created a virtual way to recognize and thank the veterans on your team. Instructions: Select one of the designs […]

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 […]

Decades of Pride and Lambda Alliance Banner Design Overview

The raising of the rainbow-colored flag in celebration of Pride Month started at Berkeley Lab over 20 years ago. This year however, Lambda Alliance – the Lab’s Employee Resource Group and Activities Association that supports Sexual-orientation and Gender Minorities (SGMs) – opted to do something a little different to mark the beginning of Pride Month. […]

DOE Takes Pride in Progress

During Pride Month, the U.S. Department of Energy talked to our colleagues about what Pride Month means to them, how they celebrate Pride Month, and what’s on the horizon for our agency when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Watch the video below to hear their thoughts. Read the full article>>

Lab Raises the Progress Pride Flag – June 2021

This June, for the first time in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) history, pride flags were raised at headquarters in Washington, DC and Germantown, MD. In a fitting moment of solidarity and allyship, the Lab also raised the Progress Pride Flag, the same one flown by DOE, high upon the flagpoles outside of Building 65. […]