DIVERSITY CALENDER 2014
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JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 1-31National Mentoring MonthSponsored by the Harvard Mentoring Project, this observance encourages volunteer mentors to help young people from under-privileged backgrounds reach their full potential. Find out more about National Mentoring Monthary 1Opening of Ellis IslandIn 1892, the first Ellis Island Immigration Station was officially opened in New York Harbor. By 1924, more than 25 million passengers and crew had entered the United States through the "Gateway to America." The..See more on neaFebruary 1-28Black History MonthBegun in 1926 by Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally celebrated as a weeklong event. In 1976, Congress expanded the observance to the entire month of February. Visit these sites for Black History resources: 1. Black History Month Lessons & Resources 2. Black Labor History 3. National Visionary Leadership Project February 9-15Random Acts of Kindness WeekThis week can be a springboard for action, a time to focus on go..See more on neaMarch 1-31Women's History MonthIn the United States, March is Women's History Month and the celebration of the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. See NEA’s teaching resources, Women's History Month for the Classroomh 8International Women's DayInternational Women's Day honors working women everywhere, celebrating their economic, political, and social achievements. This day is also the anniversary of the 1857 garment and textile workers' strikSee more on neaApril 1-30Child Abuse Prevention MonthIn the early 1980s, Congress resolved that the week of June 6-12, 1982, should be designated as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Week, in commitment to identifying and implementing solutions to child abuse. The following year, in 1983, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Monthl 1-30Autism Awareness MonthLearn basic information about autism at the Autism Speaks website and The Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois site.A..See more on neaMay 1-31Asian-Pacific American Heritage MonthA diverse group whose heritages represent more than 50 ethnic groups and 100 languages, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made enormous contributions to the civic, cultural, and economic fabric of our nation. Read more at these sites: 1. Asians/Pacific Islanders (NEA) 2. Library of Congress 3. The Art of Asia 4. Asia for Educators 5. Notable Asian Pacific Americans May 1-31Jewish American Heritage MonthOn April 20, 2006, President GeorgSee more on neaJune 5World Environment DayWorld Environment Day was started in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly. Its purpose is to stimulate worldwide awareness about environmental issues and their impact on humans 14Flag DayThis day is dedicated to the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. For more information, visit the Library of Congress website 16Anniversary of the First Woman in SpaceIn June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova,..See more on neaJuly 4Independence Day or Fourth of JulyIndependence Day was first celebrated on July 8, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was read to the public. Congress declared the day a federal legal holiday in 1941. The holiday is celebrated with parades, fireworks, picnics, sporting events, and music, including the "Star-Spangled Banner" and several marches of John Philip Sousa 17Eid al-FitrThis Muslim feast day celebrates the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The 3-day f..See more on neaAugust 15Bon Festival (Feast of Lanterns)The Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed spirits of one's ancestors has evolved into a family reunion holiday, during which people return to ancestral family places to visit and clean their ancestors' graves. Celebrated for over 500 years, the event lasts for three days. (In some regions of Japan, the Bon Festival is celebrated in mid-July.)August 15Feast of the AssumptionFor Catholics, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary c..See more on neaSeptember 2Christa McAuliffe's BirthdayTeacher and NEA member Christa McAuliffe (1948–1986) was America’s first "ordinary citizen" in space. Along with six other crew members, she perished in 1986 on board the Space Shuttle Challengerember 7Labor DayLabor Day honors the American worker and acknowledges the value and dignity of work and its role in American life. Labor Day was first celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York, and continued to be celebrated until June 28, 1894, when Cong..See more on neaOctober 1-31LGBT (was GLBT) History MonthLGBT History Month brings awareness to the problems and the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people. Here are some LGBT resources: 1. A Report on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People in Education (2009) 2. 6 Tips for Educators Dealing with Harassment of LGBT Students 3. Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) October 1-31National Bullying Prevention MonthTraditionally held the first week in OSee more on neaNovember 1-30American Indian Heritage MonthNovember was officially recognized as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush signed it into Public Law. See these sites for more information. 1. Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2. Native American Heritage Month website 3. National Museum of the American Indian - Classroom Lessons 4. Celebrating American Indian Heritage Boosts Achievement 5. Native American Book List NSee more on neaDecember 7-11Inclusive Schools WeekThis annual event, sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN), celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive, quality education to students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. It provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that their schools continue to improve..See more on nea[PDF]
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