Category: Cultural Observances

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth (June 19th) marks the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were free from the institution of slavery. This was almost two-and-a-half…

PRIDE today Today, LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month celebrates our nation’s diverse populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning one’s sexual or gender identity), Intersex, and other sexual orientations besides heterosexual. This observance began after the…

Why we celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month  Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month originated with Congress in the late 1970s. Since its origin, it has honored many different populations, countries and islands that…

Improving Health Outcomes through our Cultures, Communities & Connections Each April, the HIPRC raises public awareness on National Minority Health Month (NMHM). This year’s NMHM theme is about understanding how the unique environments, cultures, histories,…

Content originally published on 2/27/2024 by Tyler S. Sampognaro at UW Medicine, Harborview Medical Center and 2/29/2024 by Ed Kromer of  THE WHOLE U at the University of Washington. ​Women’s History Month 2024: Celebrate champions…

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). It’s theme “Love Like That” was selected by the Love is Respect Youth Council to illuminate the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. We know that…

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…

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