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Message from the CDO

Natalie Holder

I'll keep my message brief so that you can jump right to the increased engagement opportunities at our lab. Have a safe Memorial Day!

SLAC celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

AAPI Dessert Lunch, May 17, 2023

SLAC employees came together in the month of May in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

On May 7th, CORE ERG organized a tour of Kelley Park & The Viet Museum, ending with a lunch in San Jose's Little Saigon.

And on May 17th, CORE ERG also hosted AAPI Dessert Lunch, a potluck open to all at the lab featuring a wide range of Asian and Pacific Island-inspired foods and beverages.

Kayla Ninh, Chereace Marcellin, Hoi Tran, Dayne Robinson, Pam Curry, and Stephanie Carlson at The Viet Museum (The Museum of the Boat People and Republic of Vietnam), May 7, 2023.

Events and Programming

Military Community ERG | Golden Gate Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27, 11:30-1:30pm | Golden Gate National Cemetery | 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno

Join the Military Community ERG this Saturday in honoring fallen soldiers and placing flowers at burial sites of unknown soldiers. Flowers and maps will be provided. Learn more.

LGBTQ+ ERG | Pride Month Opening Ceremony

Jun. 1, 12:15-12:45pm | 053 Main Entrance

For the second consecutive year, the SLAC LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) will raise the Pride Flag on June 1 to celebrate the beginning of Pride Month. The flag raising ceremony will take place in front of the Science and User Support Building (B53). This event aims to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging, while celebrating the diversity of our workforce. Learn more.

CORE Science Institute

Jun. 12-16 | Trinity Conference Rooms

On June 12-16, SLAC will welcome middle school students for the annual CORE Science Institute Summer Camp. The week-long camp provides an immersive, educational experience with the goal of cultivating a sense of belonging in science to motivate students to explore careers in STEM. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

SLAC Celebrates Juneteenth

Jun. 16, 2-3pm | Main Quad

SLAC's DEI+ Office and the CORE Science Institute welcomes the entire lab to the return of Juneteenth at SLAC with a performance by Oakland's Bantaba Dance Ensemble! This event will take place after the CORE Science Institute's Poster Presentation from 12:30-1:30pm as we will be joined by the newly graduated class from the camp.

First Annual ERG Retreat

Jun. 26, 9am-12pm | Redwood Conference Rooms A/B

Join the DEI+ Office for SLAC's first ERG Retreat; creating a space for learning, growth, and community for all Employee Resource Groups and their members. Topics include tips on building your ERG budget, resilience in change management, and aligning your ERG to the lab’s mission. Each ERG will also have the opportunity to present progress updates.

SLAC Reads

SLAC Reads is a book club driven by our ERGs and is open to everyone at the lab. Each ERG selects a book and leads a discussion that provides insight into the unique experiences that have impacted the people who make up our lab community. The DEI+ Office provides a number of free copies (hard copies, audio books and e-books) to employees interested in participating. Join the #slac-reads-book-club Slack channel to learn more.

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

by Robert Weiss

Join the Military Community ERG on May 30th from 11:30am - 1pm for a discussion on "Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun," by Wess Roberts. Learn more.


SLAC Spectroscopist featured in C&EN's Talented Twelve

Ben Ofori-Okai was recently named C&EN's Talented 12 Class of 2023, which recognizes his outstanding research into the extreme conditions of the Earth's Core.

Learn more about Ben's research and visit C&EN's website for the full feature.

Launching the DEI+ Resource Center, an internal resource for the SLAC workforce

As of May 2023, the DEI+ Office launched the DEI+ Resource Center as a way to connect the SLAC workforce with DEI education, training, and outreach and proposal planning resources.

Highlighted features:

Education and training videos

2023 Conference List

Submit your PIER Plan for review by the DEI+ Office

Document Library

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Sign up as a SAGE volunteer today

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Stanford News

What can Pacific Island cultures teach us about sustainability?

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SLAC's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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