In recognition of Black History Month
February 4, 2022 Sunagatova

This February marks the annual recognition of Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions of African Americans throughout history.

This year, the CORE Employee Resource Group and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office are proud to offer a variety of ways to connect with colleagues as we honor Black History Month.

CORE ERG events
Black History Month museum meetup

  • Join the CORE ERG for a visit to the West Oakland Mural Project (WOMP) mini-museum and Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) on Sunday, Feb. 20. The day begins at WOMP at 10 a.m. and concludes at OMCA at 3 p.m. with lunch at OMCA’s Town Fare Café.  RSVP by EOD Feb. 11.

Black History Month movie showing

  • Come enjoy the movie “Hidden Figures” - a story whose themes touch on STEM, race and gender - in the Panofsky auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 24. The movie begins at 4 p.m. and will be followed by an informal discussion. Please note that ES&H guidelines may require that the event be moved to virtual-only.

Stay tuned for details about CORE’s monthly and year-round events by joining the  #core-erg Slack channel.

DEI Office activities
SLAC Reads semi-monthly book club

  • February’s book will be “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent” by Isabel Wilkerson.
  • Click  here to sign up for the book club and be added to the mailing list for future events.
  • Find out about each month’s book, connect with the community, and stay informed about future events by joining the  #slac-reads-book-club Slack channel.

Black History Month Zoom backgrounds

  • The DEI Office has created a number of Zoom backgrounds for your use. You can download them  here, upload a background to your Zoom account, and share them with your colleagues.

Get involved! Join the  #slac-dei-office Slack channel for the latest news, events and activities from the DEI Office.