First Friday Community Forums

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2023
Equity Reset First Friday Community Forum Series

An “Equity Reset,” Berkeley Lab's approach to racial equity learning & development, calls for the recurring allocation of time and attention--two of our most precious resources-- to this work and it is a way to put the Lab’s organizational value of stewardship into practice, and embody the behaviors and practices essential to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, equitable work culture.

There are two levels of learning (individual/team & community) involved in the Equity Reset approach. At the INDIVIDUAL/TEAM level, employees can work through the Equity Reset self-guided curriculum solo or with their team.

Two times a year, at the COMMUNITY level, the Lab’s new Learning & Culture Office in partnership with the IDEA Office will hold structured forums for employees to exchange learnings & workshop their equity commitments in our First Friday Community Forum Series. 

This Fall we will once again be jointly hosting Equity Reset with the UC Berkeley Physics Department, who have been holding their own First Friday workshops these past four years. We thought it would be powerful to bring these two communities together once more to deepen our anti-racism learning and practice. 

With the full support of the IDEA Senior Leadership Council, Equity Reset is available to all Lab employees. 

First Friday Schedule - Fall 2023


Times for each Friday*: 

*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.

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:

What is Expected of Me?

To participate you are expected to: