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Celebration and Awareness Days

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We are honored to recognize and celebrate the histories and contributions of all our diverse communities. We commemorate history months and identity acknowledgments throughout the year. We recognize this as an opportunity for all members of our community to learn more about the traditions, people, scholarship, history, and current experiences of those who’ve overcome oppression to create opportunities for all.

January celebrates:

  • National Mentoring Month
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month
    • February celebrates:

      March celebrates:

      • Greek-American Heritage Month
      • Irish-American Heritage Month
      • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
      • Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
      • Women’s History Month

      April celebrates:

      • Arab-American Heritage Month
      • Autism Awareness Month
      • Celebrate Diversity Month
      • Earth Month
      • National Volunteer Month
      • Holocaust Remembrance Month

      May celebrates:

      • ALS Awareness Month
      • Irish-American Heritage Month
      • Haitian Heritage Month
      • Indian Heritage Month
      • Jewish-American Heritage Month
      • Mental Health Awareness Month
      • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
      • Older American Month

      June celebrates:

      • AIDS Awareness Month
      • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
      • Immigrant Heritage Month
      • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
      • Caribbean American Heritage Month

July celebrates:

  • French American Heritage Month

August celebrates:

  • National Civility Month

September celebrates:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Guide Dog Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month

October celebrates:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Family History Month
  • Filipino-American History Month
  • German-American History Month
  • Italian-American History Month
  • LGBTQIA+ History Month
  • Work and Family Month
  • Polish-American History Month

November celebrates:

  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Native American, American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month
  • Military Family Month

December celebrates:

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

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