Today at Berkeley Lab

Ally Visibility Campaign Launched for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association and Employee Resource Group, is launching its Ally Visibility Campaign as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Allies are invited to print and display an “ally card” at their workstation. These are half-sheet displays with the “Role of an Ally” listed on the back. Click here to learn more.

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Isabel Porras Gives Talk on Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace

Isabel Porras, associate director of research at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in San Francisco, will give a brown bag lunch talk during Pride Month on “Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace.” This “Perspectives on Diversity” event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Berkeley Lab Marks Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In honor of Pride Month, we’re profiling Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance groups and their accomplishments.

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Lambda Alliance Hosts Lab Events for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association, invites employees to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June. Lab activities include screenings of “Pride” and “Don’t Call Me Son” (June 14 & 19), a social hour (June 20), and a resource fair (June 21). Click here to view all Lab events, or here to view on Google Calendar.

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Employees Invited to March in SF Pride Parade

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ+ association and Employee Resource Group, will be marching in this year’s 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. Employees, friends, and family (including allies) are welcome to join. All participants must register to participate in the Berkeley Lab contingent. More>

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LGBTQ Staff and Allies Invited to Annual Pride Networking Event

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ+ association, will be hosting its second annual LGBTQ Pride Networking Event off site on Friday, June 9, 5:30 p.m., at Townie (1799 University Avenue, Berkeley). All Berkeley Lab employees, friends, and family members (including allies) are invited. More>

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A Welcome Challenge: Taking on D&I in EESA

Tackling the issues of diversity and inclusion can be a daunting task for any workforce. But for Marilyn Saarni and Travis O’Brien, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Council representatives, it was a welcome challenge. As their term comes to an end, they reflect on their accomplishments, and ways to move forward in the years ahead. More>

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Feedback Requested for Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

The Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) partners with Lab leaders and employees to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) activities throughout the year. DIO is requesting employee feedback on these activities in FY 2017, as well as thoughts regarding support for D&I within the Lab and their divisions. The anonymous survey will be open between June 1 and 16. More>

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Steve Robbins Gives Presentation on the Science Behind Inclusion

In continuing its efforts to enhance the Lab’s work environment, Steve Robbins was invited to speak to senior leaders, the Diversity & Inclusion Council, Employee Resource Group leaders, and selected staff. His talk was entitled “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion… Except When It’s Not.” More>

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Lab Lactation Rooms Are Reserved for Nursing Mothers Only

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, employees are reminded that Lab lactation rooms on the hill and off site are reserved solely for nursing mothers. Other uses (such as breaks or phone calls) are prohibited. Nursing mothers can reserve the rooms via Google calendar. Contact the Diversity & Inclusion Office for questions or concerns. More>

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