First Friday Community Forums

First Friday Schedule - Spring 2023


  • Friday, April 7 - History (Curriculum: Self-Directed Education)

  • Friday, May 5 - Reflection (Curriculum: Self-Inquiry)

  • Friday, June 2 - Action (Curriculum: Action)

Times for each Friday*:

    • 9:00AM - 10:00AM - Self-Study - Use this time to explore the curriculum materials

    • 10:00AM -12:00PM - SESSION 1 First Friday Community Forum

    • 2:00PM - 4:00PM - SESSION 2 First Friday Community Forum

*You only need to attend one session each Friday. The sign-up form below allows you to indicate which time works best for your schedule.

Please note that we're doing things a little differently this spring - we're asking you to sign up and "opt in" for these sessions.
Once you've signed up you'll be added to the calendar invitation and receive the Zoom login information.

How Do I Participate?

The program encompasses two levels of learning:

  • Individual/Team Level – Each employee is invited to work through the Equity Reset curriculum on their own or in self-organized peer learning circles. You can begin using the curriculum immediately.

  • Community Level – On the First Friday of every month, we will hold structured, facilitated Equity Reset Community Forums for employees across the Lab to exchange learnings & workshop their anti-racism commitments.

What is Expected of Me?

To participate you are expected to:

  • Dedicate at least 1-2 hours of work time monthly to self-study. This self-study can be completed on First Fridays, in advance of the Community Forum, or completed independently (alone or with your team) on any other day. Start with the “Reflection” content for months 1 & 2 and then move to “Action” in month 3.

  • Attend First Friday Community Forums (2 hours monthly, at least 3 months in a row)