Category: Cultural Observances

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). The 2024 TDVAM theme is “Love Like That.” Selected by the Love is Respect Youth Council “Love Like That” illuminates what “that” means regarding healthy, unhealthy, and…

Join the HIPRC in learning and reflecting on the achievements, influences, legacies, and contributions of Black Americans.   Black History Month (also known as African American History Month and Celebration of the African Diaspora) began…

Originally published to the Whole U by Ed Kromer. On January 15, a longstanding federal holiday, we honor the towering life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who catalyzed enormous social progress in a time…

Originally published by UW Insider on 11/8/2023. The University of Washington will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the UW Seattle, Medal of Honor…

Native American Heritage Month 2023 Each November, we honor the Strength, Culture, and Healing of our nation’s Native people. Historically, our nation’s observance of Native American Heritage has focused on the role Native people have…

On Monday, October 9th, we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a day of reflection of our history in the U.S., the role Native people have played in it, the impacts that history…

Why do we observe Orange Shirt Day? / On September 30, our nation will observe Orange Shirt Day in memory of the hundreds of thousands of Native children who attended Indian boarding schools since 1819,…

Together, we are more (Juntos Somas Mas). We have all heard the saying: “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” Although its original namesake does not…

/ Celebrating Women / This year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”. From the earliest storytellers through pioneering journalists, our experiences have been captured by a wide variety of artists…

Prioritizing Minority Mental Health This national observance raises awareness of the challenges that affect the mental health of racial and ethnic minority groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than…

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