The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging’s calendar of cultural commemoration and awareness dates affirms our University’s appreciation for the richness of human differences and the depth, breadth and value of diversity.

Cultural Commemoration and Awareness

Throughout the year, our office will partner with Adelphi’s varied groups, organizations and offices to help support and recognize significant cultural moments. As we evolve and grow over time—as individuals and as a society—we expect this calendar will develop further. The entire Adelphi community is welcome to share input to its fullness.

  • January 16: National Religious Freedom Day
  • January 17: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 27: UN Holocaust Memorial Day/ International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Full Month: Black History Month
  • February 20: World Day of Social Justice
  • Full Month: National Women’s History Month
  • Full Month: Irish-American Heritage Month
  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Full Month: Autism Awareness Month
  • Full Month: National Arab American Heritage Month
  • Full Month: Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Full Month: Genocide Awareness Month
  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • Full Month: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Full Month: Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • Full Month: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Full Month: National Immigrant Heritage Month
  • Full Month: National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • Full Month: Disability Pride Month
  • July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day
  • July 26: Disability Independence Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 19: World Humanitarian Day
  • August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day
  • Full month: National Student Parent Month
  • Annually the Fourth Friday of September: National Native American Day
  • September 15 – October 15: Latinx Heritage Month
  • September 18: International Equal Pay Day
  • September 15 – October 15: Latinx Heritage Month
  • Full month: Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Full Month: Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
  • Full Month: Polish American Heritage Month
  • Full Month: Filipino American History Month
  • October 4–10: National Diversity Week
  • October 4: National German-American Day
  • October 10: National Indigenous People’s Day
  • October 11: National Coming Out Day
  • October 20: International Pronouns Day
  • Full month: Native American Heritage Month
  • Annually the first Monday of November: Black Solidarity Day
  • Annually the Friday after Thanksgiving: Native American Heritage Day
  • November 9–10: Kristallnacht
  • November 11: Veterans’ Day
  • November 13–19: Transgender Awareness Week
  • November 16: International Day for Tolerance
  • November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Full month: Universal Human Rights Month
  • December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 10: Human Rights Day

To discuss the calendar or to partner with us on moments of awareness and celebration, please reach out to our office.

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