Atrium hosts a festival of lights to celebrate diversity
The Diversity Council has installed lights and other decorations in the atrium lobby, which organizers hope will tie together Fermilab events for Universal Human Rights month.
The display reflects the many cultures and people at the laboratory who celebrate events this time of year with a festival of lights, said Sandra Charles, who chairs Fermilab's planning group for multicultural events. The lights represent snow, peace, humility, winter, charity and hope, she said.
"The bottom line is that Fermilab is a wonderful place to work and that it's an inclusive, diverse workplace," Charles said of the light display.
The display will come down on Jan. 8, which is also the final day to donate canned and packaged goods to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Food donation collection boxes are located on the first and ground floors of Wilson Hall near the entrances.
--Image and text by Chris Knight