CWN Newsletter: June 18th, 2021

Celebrating Pride Month

Staff Organization Spotlight

LavenderCal is UC Berkeley’s network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ employees. We are staff, faculty, librarians, academic researchers, postdoctoral appointees, and visiting scholars.  Representatives of LavenderCal serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the LGBTQ Community at Cal (CAC-LGBTQ). They are also represented in the system-wide University of California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association. LavenderCal invites collaboration with all UC staff organizations, faculty groups, and student and alumni associations. They welcome the support and participation of allies throughout campus.

Ways to get involved:

A Note of Gratitude

"LavenderCal members are notoriously resourceful and collaborative, often volunteering to meet campus needs. University Health Services is just one of many departments that benefited from this group’s generosity. At the start of the pandemic, LavenderCal responded to a request for cloth mask resources with overwhelmingly positive action. LavenderCal efforts and connections resulted in hundreds of hand-made cloth masks for UHS staff, innovative 3D printed plastic ear guards, precise masks cut with programmed lasers, pizza donations, and even letters and cards of encouragement - one complete with a custom “Tang Center” stamp. LavenderCal was the first staff org to respond to the campus call for staff willing to assist University Health Services’ COVID-19 vaccine clinic. LavCal members staffed the information desks, monitored long lines, trained volunteers, provided translation, and played an immense role in registering thousands of Cal’s first vaccine patients.  UHS is ever grateful for the LavenderCal community, especially for their efforts in keeping the campus community healthy and safe."

- CWN Member

The Origins of Pride Month

As summarized by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Steve Sutton:

The origins of Pride Month are most notably connected to the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, in New York City. At the time, people who the police perceived as men could be legally arrested for doing drag, and people who the police perceived as women could be arrested if they were found wearing fewer than three pieces of “feminine clothing.” In response, trans women and femmes of color fought back during a police raid that evening at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. Stonewall is seen as a pivotal point in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The origins of Pride remind us that our work toward collective justice for all is intersectional. As our country and communities continue to grapple with racial injustice, let us remember the Queer community in our conversations and in our work. 

While Pride was initially celebrated in the U.S. only on the last Sunday in June, the celebration soon spanned the entire month. President Bill Clinton nationally recognized June as Pride Month in 1999 and again in 2000 as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In addition, President Barack Obama expanded Pride Month to be more inclusive by renaming it to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Pride Month festivities now include everything from parades to symposia to memorials for those lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.

Test Your LGBTQ Knowledge. Take the UC Pride Quiz!
Pride Resources

Celebrating Juneteenth

UC Declares Juneteenth Holiday for June 28, 2021
Finally recognized as a federal holiday, Juneteenth (June nineteenth) marks the anniversary of the day that the final enslaved Africans in America were notified of the Emancipation Proclamation, nearly two and a half years after it was put into law.  

In an official message from UC President Drake, UC has announced Juneteenth will be observed on June 28th this year and will follow the federal holiday thereafter. 
Learn More
Juneteenth Resources

CWN 2021 Member Survey

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to take an anonymous survey by June 20th in order for us to understand how we can best meet your needs and interests. Thank you to those who have already submitted their responses!
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Upcoming Events & Campus Resources

CWN Surveillance Site Takeover Celebration 

Monday, June 21st from 9:00 am-5:00 pm PT
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The future of work will encompass many changes, but one constant remains our commitment to keep each other safe. Everyone returning to campus will need to take at least one surveillance test, which is a free and painless self-swab COVID-19 test for non-symptomatic patients. CWN leadership invites you to take this first step together on a day reserved just for you!  

Join us on Monday, June 21st for give-aways, vaccine reporting information, a selfie station, and a chance to meet CWN leaders and fellow colleagues in person. A University Health Services nurse will also be available to answer any vaccine questions and offer a J&J vaccine on the spot for anyone who would like one! 
Register via eTang Portal
The Roots of Structural Racism: Residential Segregation in the US

Tuesday, June 22nd from 9:00 am-12:00 pm PT

Join UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute to learn about their groundbreaking new project which details just how widespread and harmful racial residential segregation remains today, why it matters, who it impacts, and what can be done to reverse this dangerous trend and promote integration.
Queer Coffee with Colleagues: Pride Edition

Wednesday, June 23rd from 4:00-5:00 pm PT

LavenderCal and QTPOC invite you to connect with UC Berkeley colleagues at a virtual coffee hour for all LGBTQ+ staff, faculty, and postdocs. 

Featured Jobs

Program Specialist (4168U) #19847- UC Berkeley Extension is looking for a Program Specialist to support students and ensure smooth operation of courses and programs.

Scholarships Funds Analyst (4628U) #19821 - The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office seeks a Funds Analyst with advanced financial knowledge to provide analyses for highly complex budgetary, financial and resource projects.

Grounds Supervisor (7991U) #19630 - Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) seeks a Grounds Supervisor who will be responsible for providing landscape and hardscape maintenance services for all outdoor areas of RSSP. 

Interlibrary Services Student Supervisor (6286U) - #19553 - The UC Berkeley Library is looking to hire a Student Supervisor who will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Lending Unit.

Public Education Specialist (4166U), School of Public Health - #19568 - The School of Public Health Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) seeks an Education Specialist to research and assess educational needs and help to develop programs.
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