May 1, 2023 ·

Pride Month Opening Ceremony: Flag Raising

Join us on June 1 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. for a Pride Flag Raising ceremony marking the opening of Pride Month.

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Progress Pride Flag fluttering in front of SLAC’s main gate – Photo by Jacqueline Ramseyer Orrell / SLAC

For the second consecutive year, the SLAC LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) will raise the Pride Flag on June 1 to celebrate the beginning of Pride Month. The flag raising ceremony will take place in front of the Science and User Support Building (B53). This event aims to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging, while celebrating the diversity of our workforce.


Pride Month is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which served as a catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The month-long celebration recognizes the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history, culture, and society, as well as the ongoing struggles for equal rights and acceptance.


The flag-raising ceremony will include remarks, after which the Progress Pride Flag will be raised. All participants are invited to enjoy some snacks from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. and will be rewarded with giveaways.


The event is open to all SLAC employees, who are encouraged to attend and show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our ERG is dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


Save the date for our second annual SLAC Pride March on July 12. Details will be shared soon.



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First Pride Flag Raising at SLAC in 2022 – Photo by Jacqueline Ramseyer Orrell / SLAC




A note on participation and time-charging: Supervisors are encouraged to allow employees to participate in community activities as operations permit. Employees should charge their usual PA since the activities provide value to SLAC. However, if a particular project requires work to be backfilled during this time, a separate PA number might be required. For employees who are part of a service center, they should charge their shop’s UDT (undistributed time) code. For exceptions or complex charging situations, reach out to your business manager .





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