BE4ALL Calendar

 

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES

January

Poverty Awareness Month
To raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America and the more than 40 million currently living in poverty. Manifestations of poverty include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, and restricted access to participation in the democratic process, to name a few.

February

Black History Month
Annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. February was chosen to celebrate African American history because it holds the birthdays of two men who helped eliminate slavery: Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.

March

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
This campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

Women’s History Month
Commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

April

World Autism Month
This month is dedicated in the hopes of raising awareness, understanding, and acceptance of those with autism, as well as generating a more supportive society.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
By drawing attention to assault and educating communities on the many forms it can take, this month is dedicated to recognizing the mutual obligation we have to ensure others feel safe and to support those who have experienced violence.

Celebrate Diversity Month
To recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all by celebrating the differences and similarities that highlight our unique backgrounds, cultures, and traditions, and with the intention that people will gain a deeper understanding of each other.

May

Mental Health Awareness Month
Raises awareness of mental health and the impact that trauma can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Recognizes the contributions and influence of generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

June

LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Celebrated annually to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, which catalyzed the gay rights movement in the United States. Work to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans is the focus during this month.

Men’s Health Month
To heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The focus this month is to encourage health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals to urge men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Established to create and disseminate knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean people to the United States, from founding father Alexander Hamilton to U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Hon. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run as candidate for the President of the United States of America.

July

French-American Heritage Month
Established to celebrate and honor the immense influence that the French have had on the United States in terms of laws, art, culture, language, and social etiquette. Currently, approximately 11.8 million Americans of French or French-Canadian descent live and work in the U.S., with about 2 million of those speaking French at home.

August

National Civility Month
To recognize that people being civil to each other is what makes the world a better place. This holiday was founded to help the world remember to treat others the way we wish to be treated ourselves — with kindness, empathy, and respect.

September

National Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 to October 15) Aims to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community.

National Recovery Month
Aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery, and to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

October

Global Diversity Awareness Month
An awareness month with the goal of promoting respect toward various cultures. We live in a multicultural society, and embracing the values of various cultures only strengthens our understanding and appreciation of the world.

Islamic History Month (Canada)
Established by the Canadian Government in 2007, IHMC aims to celebrate, inform, educate, and share with fellow Canadians the rich Muslim heritage and contributions to society: contributions in sciences, humanities, medicine, astronomy, and other disciplines that have greatly benefited human progress.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
A month to pay tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong; Americans recognize this month by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.

National Bullying Prevention Month
A month-long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

November

Native American Heritage Month
A time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It’s also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Movember/Men’s Health Awareness Month
An annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research, and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

December

Universal Human Rights Month
A time for people in the U.S. and around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.

 


BE4ALL has worked diligently to recognize the days of observation from the cultures and faiths that make up our skilled workforce. However, if you do not see a day of observance that you feel should be recognized, please feel free to reach out to BE4ALL, and we will gladly take a moment to learn more about that occasion and endeavor to recognize it entirely in the future.