2023 Pride Month will be hybrid - see you both in person & on Zoom! We'll have some of the classic LBNL Pride events like the flag raising and SF Pride parade, and new events like game night.
How to join ⏤ Links for virtual events will be emailed out to the Lambda Alliance mailing list once a week and are also included in the calendar events, which you can find by looking at the IDEA Calendar (DEI) and LBL events calendar. If you or your lab is a member of National Lab Pride then please email your local representative for the event details, which also get emailed out once a week.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues joining!
Download the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Pride Zoom background here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0bCbiD3B8mpBuw-EnB62IvJXkd62vyQ/view?usp=sharing
Wishing you all a happy Pride!!
events and details are still being updated
Pride flag raising
June 1st at 9 - 9:30AM
June 1st - June 22nd at 3 - 5PM
Join us every Thursday until June 22 from 3-5pm (approx.)
Parade sign and decoration crafting, with occasional snacks
Join us for a special event hosted by Lambda ERG in celebrating Pride Month
Topic: Trans Anthropology
Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 2pm - 3pm PST
Speaker: Dr. Eric Plemons
Eric Plemons is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he directs the medical anthropology concentration and certificate programs and serves as co-chair of the Transgender Studies Research Cluster.
Dr. Plemons is a medical anthropologist whose work focuses on the politics and practice of transgender medicine and surgery. His work on this topic has ranged from a long-term ethnographic investigation of facial feminization surgery, to examinations of the impacts of religious hospital ownership on transgender care, to challenges in developing a new generation of surgical specialists, to the infrastructural impediments to opening new transgender health programs in hospitals, and beyond.
IN-person COffee Hour
June 6th at 10 - 11AM
Grab a coffee and a snack from the coffee truck and join us outside of Building 91 for an informal Pride Month (in-person!) coffee hour. All are welcome, and feel free to just pop by and say hi if you aren't free for the whole hour.
First Inaugural Pride Ally Awards
June 7th at 12 - 1PM
LAmbda Book Club
June 8th at 4 - 5PM
Author: Kathryn Harlan
Book Title: Fruiting Bodies
This genre-bending debut collection of stories constructs eight eerie worlds full of desire, wisdom, and magic blooming amidst decay.
Join us virtually at this very special one-off book club with Ashley Dawn leading Fruiting Bodies
Join the IDEA Office, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG and the Lambda Alliance for a conversation with Meredith Talusan. Meredith will give a virtual talk about her journey and her perspective on diversity and inclusion.
Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm PST
Speaker: Meredith Talusan
Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, science, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist. (see calendar event for full bio)
Game Night with BLPA
June 14th at 7PM
Join Lambda Alliance for an in-person evening of board games. The games will be in-person at Victory Point Cafe, but the socializing doesn't need to be! Players of all skill levels are welcome.
In person - Victory Point
Talk with Simone Lima
June 21st at 3PM
Positively Exhausted - Stories of Toxic Positivity in the Workplace
Join us for a talk as Simone Lima investigates “toxic positivity”—the idea that the best way to cope with a challenging situation is to put a positive spin on it—is a coping strategy often promoted in companies. Using interviews and rich storytelling from her own experiences, Simone Lima explores the effects of toxic positivity on employees, especially women, and on company culture
ETA Pride Trivia Event
June 23rd at 12 - 1PM
Join the Energy Technologies Area for their annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ excellence via a trivia contest!
The contest will take the form of a jeopardy-style trivia game based around history and current events of the SGM community. The event will be an educational and celebratory experience for members of the community and allies alike. All lab employees are welcome to join!
For more information about this event, please contact Erin Bertiglia. Add this event to your calendar or access via lbnl.zoom.us/j/93587856210.
To prepare for the event please take a look at these instructions!
SF PRIDE PARADE
June 25th at 11AM
Serve as an ambassador for Berkeley Lab and its scientific research, Help explain some hands-on demos and displays, Discuss ways that people can engage with and support the Lab (career and internship opportunities), Collect contact information for “Elements”, and Field any questions we get from visitors to our booth.
Be a part of the excitement by decorating the Lab’s Pride parade float! Volunteers are needed on Sunday morning to decorate the float.
We hope to have 100 volunteers help us represent the Department of Energy’s collective commitment to diversity in a very public way. You will be marching alongside the Lab’s pride parade float and representing Berkeley Lab. All are welcome to march with us, so please feel free to bring your friends and family to march as a community that supports our commitment to science and diversity.
See the Progress Pride Flag raised for the month of June outside of B65 at the Blackberry Gate.