Holiday Equity Month
The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity asks all educators to remember that there are many ways to celebrate the season. Christmas is recognized around the world. However, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays. These resources are provided to help diversify the holiday celebrations in your school community. Head on over to Learning for Justice to access more resources to help with this task.
The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity has curated a collection of Advisory Lesson for educators to share with students. Some of the most pertinent lessons can be found below.
- Diwali - learn the Indian festival of lights
- Las Posadas - December 16-24 - learn about this Latin religious festival
- Hanukkah - learn about this Jewish commemoration
- Kwaanza - learn about the annual celebration of African American culture
- Bodhi Day - January 20- learn about this Buddhist holiday
- Lunar New Year - February 12 - learn about the new year celebrated by many Asian countries
Universal Human Rights Month
Universal Human Rights Month promotes action that advances respect for human rights at home and abroad. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. For more information, check out the official United Nations page.
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Resources for the following commemorations can be found on our Commemorative Calendar including:
World Aids Day
Wounded Knee Day
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Poverty Awareness/Economic Justice Month
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