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CWN Newsletter: June 15, 2022
Welcome from the Cal Women's Network! CWN affirms a campus community where women* are empowered to pursue and achieve their professional and personal goals. *All who experience life through the lens of a woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid. We encourage you to share ideas, events, and campus job postings with us anytime. Job updates are shared with the community weekly via email. 

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride month — a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, including our UC Berkeley queer and trans staff, faculty, students & alumni. While June is designated as Pride month, we must celebrate and protect the queer and trans community 365 days a year.

Beyond recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, it is important that we not ignore the increasing attacks they face against their rights and safety. This year the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) calls on us to show that “we won't hide our pride!”

Staff Org Spotlight: LavenderCal

LavenderCal is UC Berkeley’s network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ employees. Representatives of LavenderCal serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the LGBTQ Community at Cal (CAC-LGBTQ) and 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.

How can you get involved with LavenderCal?

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It celebrates June 19, 1865, the date when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free the remaining enslaved people in the United States. In 2021, Congress made Juneteenth a federal holiday and this year it will be observed by UC Berkeley on Monday, June 20th.

UC Berkeley's Diversion of Equity & Inclusion offers resources for using this day as a time to genuinely reflect on what you can do to help contribute to a more humane, just and equal America. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating not only freedom, but also opportunity, equity and access.

Additional resources for learning and reflection include: You can also celebrate Juneteenth at the 35th annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival on June 19th, 11am-7pm.

50 Years of Title IX

June marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, a law which prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives funding from the federal government. 

Originally aimed at creating equal opportunities for girls and women in athletics, educational institutions now use Title IX to help protect the LGBTQIA+ community, ensure pay equity, combat sexual harassment and sexual violence, and more. 

Find out more about "What is Title IX?" or read President Drake's letter on 50 years of advocating for gender equity with Title IX.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

The UC Berkeley Staff Community, LavCal, is hosting a virtual Microagression Training with Q Wilson, a nationally accredited trainer and facilitator as well as a self-identified masculine of center POC queer.

This event will not be recorded to maintain confidentiality. Audio transcription will be enabled. RSVP via Google Form by June 17.

CWN Volunteer Opportunity!
Help us staff the CWN Headshot Event
June 21, 2022, 1-3p

Are you interested in meeting CWN members? Help us staff the CWN Headshot Event! This will be on campus outside on June 21st, from 1-3pm. You can help check people in, make small talk, and enjoy the fun. 

 How do you participate? Sign up as a volunteer here.
Cal @ SF Pride Parade 2022 
June 26, 2022

The Cal Alumni Association is partnering with UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center to lead a contingent of Cal alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Everyone from across the LGBTQ+ communities and allies are welcome to join in the fun.

There is no cost to march in the parade and you can find more details on the event registration page.

BSA Mentorship Program
Applications for mentors & mentees due on June 17, 2022

The BSA Mentorship Program is a volunteer program, coordinated by the Career Development Committee (CDC), that pairs experienced campus staff members (mentors) with staff who are looking to develop themselves professionally (mentees). Participants have the opportunity to build connections, explore challenges, and better understand the Berkeley organizational culture.

Pets of CWN

“Love is a four-legged word.”
Let’s share the love with fun pet photos! 

Submit your fur (or scaled or finned) family photos and details to be featured in an upcoming CWN newsletter.
Introducing Callie!

Age/Name: Callie, 6 months

Breed/Type: Border Collie

Origin Story: We adopted Callie from a rescue center in Auburn.

Favorite Toy: A green ball - she plays with it all day!

Fun Fact: She loves car rides. When going for walks, she will wait outside of every garage hoping it is our car.

Thank you to CWN Member Courtney Klein for sharing Callie with us!  

Featured Jobs

To better provide you with more recent job postings, CWN will be sending recruitment posts via email rather than in our monthly newsletter. If you’d like to advertise an opportunity, please send it to
We want to hear from you!

Please submit an upcoming event, job posting, or resource you would like featured in CWN's next newsletter.
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