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Diversity Holiday/Special Dates Calendar

June celebrates LGBT Pride Month which recognizes LGBT people and the contributions they have made to the world. It was selected as the month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. As a result of police raiding the Stonewall and other Greenwich Village lesbian and gay bars and becoming violent, members of the gay community in NYC protested. Explore even more ideas on how to include LGBTQ inclusion training in the workplace.

June 2 – Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 gave Native Americans American citizenship.

June 12 – Loving Day honors the anniversary of the court decision Loving V. Virginia that legalizes interracial marriage and struck down anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states at the time.

June 18 – International Day of Countering Hate Speech was established in 2019 by the UN in response to rising trends of growing racism and xenophobia, antisemitism, and anti-Muslim hatred globally.

June 19 – Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of all African American slaves. It was first recognized as a federal holiday by President Joe Biden. It is this day that the last enslaved African Americans learned of their freedom nearly two years after it was issued.

June 22 – Windrush Day was first observed in the United Kingdom, Windrush Day honors African-Caribbean immigrants who came to the country during a labor shortage after World War II. The first immigrants suffered intolerance from the largely white population where blacks were banned from many pubs, clubs, and even churches.

July is Disability Pride Month which celebrates the nearly 1 billion disabled people worldwide. In the United States, nearly 15% of the population identifies as disabled. It aims to end the stigma of disability and to promote the idea that it is a normal part of human diversity.

July 2 – Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday, the Supreme Court’s first Black Justice today.

July 6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday is the birthday of the highest spiritual leader of Tibet who has stood against China’s occupation of Tibet since 1959.

July 8 – Hijri New Year* marks the start of the Islamic New Year celebrated on the first day of the month Muharram.

July 14 – International Non-Binary Peoples Day aims to raise awareness of different issues that non-binary people face in the world. Most countries don’t recognize it as a legal gender.

July 26 – Americans with Disabilities Act protects all people with disabilities from discrimination in the United States. This law requires that all new or renovated buildings are accessible to all.

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