Diversity Calendar

2022 Calendar

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January

Monthly Observances

  • Poverty Awareness Month

Significant Dates

  • 1/1: Global Family Day
  • 1/4: World Braille Day
  • 1/16: World Religion Day
  • 1/17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 1/24: International Day of Education (UN)*
  • 1/27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

Monthly Observances

  • Black History Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month
  • Financial Aid Awareness Month

Significant Dates

  • 2/1: National Freedom Day
  • 2/11: International Day of Women & Girls in Science (UN)*
  • 2/12: Lincoln's Birthday
  • 2/12: NAACP Founding Day (1909)
  • 2/15: Susan B. Anthony Day
  • 2/20: NAACP founded (1909)
  • 2/14: World Day of Social Justice (UN)*
  • 2/21: President's Day

March

Monthly Observances

  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Greek American Heritage Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Irish-American History Month
  • Women's History Month

Significant Dates

  • 3/4: Employee Appreciation Day
  • 3/8: International Women's Day (UN)*
  • 3/10: Harriet Tubman Day
  • 3/11: Honoring Ida B Wells’ publication, “To Punish the Lynchers” (1892)
  • 3/21: World Down Syndrome Day (UN)*
  • 3/21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN)*
  • 3/22: Puerto Rican Emancipation Day
  • 3/24: Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • 3/25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (UN)*
  • 3/31: Cesar Chavez Day
  • 3/31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

Monthly Observances

  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Disability Awareness Month (CUNY)
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Genocide Awareness Month
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Ramadan Begins

Significant Dates

  • 4/2: World Autism Awareness Day (UN)*
  • 4/2: Equal Pay Day
  • 4/7: World Health Day
  • 4/8: Day of Silence
  • 4/22: International Mother Earth Day (UN)*
  • 4/28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work (UN)*
  • 4/29-30: Native American Gathering of Nations

May

Monthly Observances

  • Asian American/Pacific Islander/South Asian American Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Nurses Month

Significant Dates

  • 5/1: International Worker’s Day
  • 5/3: World Press Freedom Day (UN)*
  • 5/17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • 5/19: Malcom X’s Birthday
  • 5/21: World Day for Cultural Diversity (UN)*
  • 5/30: Memorial Day

June

Monthly Observances

  • African American Music Appreciation Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Immigration Heritage Month 
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Parks and Recreation Month

Significant Dates

  • 6/2: Indian Citizenship Act (1924)
  • 6/5: World Environment Day (UN) 
  • 6/12: Loving Day
  • 6/12: Race Unity Day
  • 6/18: International Day for Countering Hate Speech (UN)*
  • 6/19: Juneteenth
  • 6/20: World Refugee Day
  • 6/26: Anniversary of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the US
  • 6/27: Helen Keller Day

July

Monthly Observances

  • Disability Pride Month
  • French American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 7/2: Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday
  • ​7/4: Independence Day
  • 7/18: Nelson Mandela International Day (UN)*
  • 7/26: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Day
    • (National Disability Independence Day)

August

Significant Dates

  • 8/6: Vote Rights Act
  • ​8/9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (UN)*
  • 8/12: International Youth Day
  • 8/19: World Humanitarian Day​
  • 8/26: 19th Amendment Anniversary (Suffrage) /Women's Equality Day
  • 8/28: Martin Luther King Jr March on Washington (1963)

September

Monthly Observances

  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
  • National Preparedness Month

Significant Dates

  • 9/5: Labor Day
  • 9/11: 9/11 Remembrance Day
  • 9/15 – 10/15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 9/17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • 9/18: International Equal Pay Day (UN)*
  • 9/21: International Day of Peace (UN)*
  • 9/23: International Day of Sign Language (UN)*
  • 9/23: Bisexual Visibility Day

October

Monthly Observances

  • Filipino American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • German American Heritage Month
  • Italian American Heritage and Culture Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) 
  • Polish American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 10/2: International Day of Nonviolence (UN)*
  • 10/5: World Teachers’ Day (UN)*
  • 10/6: German American Heritage Day
  • 10/11: National Coming Out Day
  • 10/10: Indigenous People's Day (Native American Day)
  • 10/10: World Mental Health Day (UN)*
  • 10/17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (UN)*
  • 10/17: Spirit Day
  • 10/19: International Pronouns Day

November

Monthly Observances

  • National Native American Heritage Month

Significant Dates

  • 11/7: National Black Solidarity Day (Monday before Election Day)
  • 11/11: Veterans Day
  • 11/13: World Kindness Day
  • 11/16: International Day of Tolerance
  • 11/16: Dutch American Heritage Day
  • 11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 11/24: Thanksgiving Day
  • 11/25: Native American Heritage Day
  • 11/25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (UN)*

December

Monthly Observances

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Significant Dates

  • 12/1: World AIDS Day (UN)*
  • 12/2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (UN)*
  • 12/3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN)* 
  • 12/10: International Human Rights Day (UN)*
  • 12/20: International Human Solidarity Day (UN)*

* UN:  International days and weeks currently observed by the United Nations.