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In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride month, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Spectrum will co-host LGBTQ+ Safe Zone training on Friday, June 24, from 1-2:30 p.m., CT. An interactive presentation created especially for the Fermilab community by the Spectrum LRG on creating welcoming and inclusive spaces. The focus is placed on using language accepted within the LGBTQ+ community and how we can all foster an environment of understanding, acceptance and equality. Presenters of this workshop are Fermilab employees…

On Wednesday, May 11, the Benefits & Wellbeing Office and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will co-sponsor a Wellness Wednesday workshop as a part of Inclusion Matters 2022. The Mental Health Awareness workshop will be facilitated live by ComPsych-EUAP from 1 – 2 p.m. (CT). The workshop will focus on removing the stigma associated with mental illness. The facilitators will educate employees on recognizing the signs and symptoms of distress to provide support to their fellow coworkers. Additionally,…

On May 6 at 1 p.m., the Fermilab Asian Pacific Association LRG and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will co-host author Ken Liu for his virtual talk, The Misreadings of “The Paper Menagerie.”  This Inclusion Matters 2022 program will help honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan,…

Please join us for the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) information session on Wednesday, April 20, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CST. More information can be found here. ASP Info Session Agenda Introduction Fermilab’s participation in ASP (Kavin Ammigan, Cortez L. Watkins) ASP info session (Dr. Kétévi A. Assamagan) Upcoming ASP events/activities (Dr. Kétévi A. Assamagan) Q&A (all) To join the Zoom meeting: https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ocedi/diversitycom/Shared%20Documents/ASP%20Info%20Session.docx?d=w4cbca83c8f9d40fba26341edafa9a762  

On behalf of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, our Inclusion Matters 2022 programming will kick off on April 7, at 9 a.m., with People First Language in the Workplace. Katie Algrim of the Regional Office of Education of Kane County will return to Fermilab for a virtual workshop, and she will share best practices on developing a culture that emphasizes members of the community first. “A quadriplegic” or “a person with quadriplegia.” What’s the difference? How can this…

Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics has been improving the quality of science education in Africa by increasing the number of African students who pursue higher education. Serving as an ASP mentor is a great way for Fermilab scientists and engineers to show their support for the organization’s efforts.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has a new SharePoint site located at https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ocedi/. Please update your bookmarks and return often for updates and enhanced resources on Laboratory Resource Groups, internship programs, and EDI committees. The old SharePoint site will be archived. Questions? Contact Laura Rogas at lrogas@fnal.gov.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is currently seeking a program administrator to assist with organizing all aspects of the laboratory’s internship programs. Internal applicants will receive first consideration. If you are interested in joining the EDI team, please apply via our job board by Dec. 13. If you have any questions about the position, please email: employ@fnal.gov

Please join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the final two virtual programs in the Inclusion Matters 2021 series: LRG Symposium on Oct. 5 and the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training on Oct. 12.   Lab Resource Group (LRG) Symposium: This event will highlight the work of Fermilab LRGs and thank them for their impact on the lab. We will graciously mark the end of a fiscal year and look forward to next year’s LRG priorities. Date: Tuesday, Oct….

Please join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for our next virtual InclusionMatters workshop: Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions, by Dr. Adia Gooden. Dr. Gooden is the Director of Community Programs and Outcome Measurement at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and she gives talks on self-worth, imposter syndrome, black women and mental health and cultural competence. She will return to Fermilab to discuss how to understand microaggressions and identify their impact in the workplace. The virtual workshop will take…