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Heritage Month Archive

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 […]

API Heritage Story: Janie Pinterits

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. How did a mixed race orphan survive World War II in the Philippines to thrive in the U.S.? Janie Pinterits, a program manager in the IDEA office, shares her father’s inspiring story. We invite other API members […]

API Heritage Story: Ruby Barcklay

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Ruby Barcklay, who does marketing and communications for the Intellectual Property Office and for Strategic Communications, immigrated to the U.S. when she was 18. She shares how political and economic pressures shaped her parents’ lives and her […]

API Heritage Story: Aditi Chakravarty

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Aditi Chakravarty, Group Leader and Principal Strategist of the Learning and Organizational Development Office, lives in Oakland, thousands of miles from her family’s roots in South Asia. Her paternal grandparents migrated from what is now Bangladesh to West Bengal […]

Next 90: API Past, Present & Future

Celebrate the Past: Asian Pacific Islander ERG The Asian and Pacific Islander community at the Lab has been active through the decades. Take a look back at some of its activities and the formation of the API ERG in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Experience the Present: Asian and Pacific Islander ERG Inder Monga, […]

Acknowledgement of COVID challenges for our South Asian Colleagues

Dear API ERG members, During this time as COVID-19 cases surge in India and other parts of the world, the Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) ERG acknowledges this terrible situation for our South Asian colleagues. India is currently facing a devastating second COVID wave and lacks resources to combat it. Other Asian countries are […]

API Heritage Story: Sandy Roth

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Sandy Roth, Interim Senior Human Resources Division Partner, is Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian-American. She shares the story of her mother whose family faced famine in China and genocide in Cambodia before immigrating to the U.S., and of her experiences growing up in […]

API Heritage Story: Arica Chhay

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Listen to their stories below. Arica Chhay, a senior administrator in the Physical Sciences Area, is a Cambodian-American whose family fled war, famine, and genocide in Cambodia to settle in the U.S. She shares her family’s story of […]

API ERG Raises Heritage Month Banner

To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG raised a banner at Blackberry Gate. Don’t miss it if you are on site! Learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander ERG.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a Zoom Background

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during May recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Use the Zoom background below to celebrate! You can also download it here. Learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander ERG.