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Bourne, MA 02532
United States of America

TONIGHT'S DEI MTG IS CANCELED, as Beth is out sick. We will meet Jan 19th as scheduled. 

In recent years, the world has gained a greater appreciation for diversity. Yet we can always do better. We’ve seen the need for improvement in various eras of history, form the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s to the Black Lives Matter Movement in the 2020s. A peaceful and prosperous society depends upon diversity and inclusion.

Thus businesses and other workplaces are working hard to create diversity, equity, and inclusion programs to ensure all people are valued. One way to do this is to use a diversity calendar with holiday and cultural events.

Below is a small diversity and inclusion calendar for this month. It includes religious holidays, heritage months, and monthly diversity program themes.

January DEI Calendar 2023 via DiversityResources.com

January 1 – Emancipation Proclamation: President Lincoln declared all individuals held in slavery free on this day in 1863

January 4 – Louis Braille’s birthday: he was a French educator who created a reading and writing system known as “braille” for the visually impaired

January 6 – Feast of the Epiphany: this Christian feast day celebrates the star leading the three wise men to baby Jesus closing the Christmas season

January 15 – Makar Sankranti: Hindu festival dedicated to the god of the sun, Surya

January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day:  celebrates one of the best-known civil rights activists, MLK Jr.

January 22 – Lunar New Year: this festival marks the start of the new year in the lunar calendar used in East Asia, Southeast Asia and elsewhere

January 27 – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust: a United Nations holiday that remembers the approximately 6 million Jews murdered during World War II