Diversity Calendar

2021 Calendar

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January

Monthly Observances

  • Poverty Awareness Month

Significant Dates

  • 1/4: World Braille Day
  • 1/17: World Religion Day
  • 1/18: MLK Jr. Day
  • 1/27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

Monthly Observances

  • Black History Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month

Significant Dates

  • Presidents Day (3rd Monday in February)
  • 2/1: National Freedom Day
  • 2/1: The Greensboro Sit-Ins started (1960)
  • 2/8: LinkedIn Learning: EDI Learning and Development Program
  • 2/11: International Day of Women & Girls in Science
  • 2/12: Lincoln's Bday
  • 2/12: NAACP founded (1909)
  • 2/14: Valentine's Day
  • 2/15: Susan B. Anthony Day
  • 2/20: World Day of Social Justice

March

Monthly Observances

  • Carnival
  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Greek American Heritage Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Irish-American History Month
  • National Women's History Month

Significant Dates

  • 3/8: International Women's Day
  • 3/11: Ida B Wells publishes her article “To Punish the Lynchers: Memphis Negroes Thirsting for Vengeance” and begins her public fight to end lynching in the US
  • 3/17: Saint Patrick's Day
  • 3/18: EDI Film Series - Tentatively
  • 3/21: World Down Syndrome Day
  • 3/21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 3/22: Puerto Rican Emancipation Day
  • 3/25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • 3/25: LinkedIn Learning: EDI Learning and Development Program - Group Discussion
  • 3/31: Cesar Chavez Day
  • 3/31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

Monthly Observances

  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Disability Awareness Month (CUNY)
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Genocide Awareness Month
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month

Significant Dates

  • 4/2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 4/7: World Health Day
  • 4/23: National Day of Silence
  • 4/23: Native American Gathering of Nations

May

Monthly Observances

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Nurses Month
  • South Asian/Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
  • 5/3: World Press Freedom Day
  • 5/5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/21: World Day for Cultural Diversity

June

Monthly Observances

  • African American Music Appreciation Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Immigration Heritage Month (PEWL)
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Parks and Recreation Month (PEWL)

Significant Dates

  • 6/2: Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act (1824)
  • 6/12: Loving Day
  • 6/13: Race Unity Day
  • 6/19: Juneteenth
  • 6/20: World Refugee Day
  • 6/26: Anniversary of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the US
  • 6/27: Hellen Keller Day

July

Monthly Observances

  • Disability Pride Month
  • French American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 7/4: Independence Day
  • 7/18: International Nelson Mandela Day
  • 7/26: Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

August

Significant Dates

  • 8/6: Vote Rights Act
  • 8/9: World Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 8/24: Marlee Matlin: Birthday:
  • 8/26: Women's Equality Day
  • 8/28: MLK /March on Wash Anniv

September

Monthly Observances

  • African American Music Appreciation Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ and Pride Month

Significant Dates

  • 9/11: 9/11 Remembrance Day
  • 9/15 – 10/15: Natl Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 9/15: Independence day for Central American Nations
  • 9/15: Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama (1963)
  • 9/17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • 9/21: International Day of Peace
  • 9/23: International Day of Sign Language
  • 9/23: Bisexual Visibility Day
  • 9/25: Birthday of Christopher Reeve

October

Monthly Observances

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Filipino American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Italian American Heritage Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 10/2: International Day of Nonviolence
  • 10/6: Fannie Lou Hamer – Birthday of civil rights advocate, and one of the first Black Americans to register to vote.
  • 10/6: United States: German American Heritage Day
  • 10/11: National Coming Out Day
  • 10/11: Indigenous People's Day
  • 10/17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 10/20: National Pronouns Day
  • 10/31 – 11/2: Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

November

Monthly Observances

  • National Native American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 11/2: National Black Solidarity Day
  • 11/11: Veterans Day
  • 11/16: International Day of Tolerance
  • 11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 11/25: Thanksgiving
  • 11/26: Native American Heritage Day
  • 11/30: Birthday of Shirley Chisholm

December

Monthly Observances

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Significant Dates

  • 12/3: International Day of Disabled Persons
  • 12/10: Human Rights Day
  • 12/23: Madame CJ Walker's Birthday
  • 12/29: Wounded Knee Day
  • 12/31: New Years Eve