DEI Calendar and Events
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**Calendar is updated and does not include all events
Native American Heritage Month
National Vetrans and Military Families Month
November 1st & 2nd: Dia De Muertos and All Soul Day The two holidays, hosted in the same time, are dedicated to all those who have passed away in the Christian faith as well as the Mexican and Aztec communities.
November 8th: First Generation College Celebration Day to celebrate the achievements and successes first-gen students, faculty, and staff. Also commemorates the signing of Higher Education Act (“HEA”) of 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
November 9th: World Adoption Day A day of celebrating adoptee families, raisng awareness of the process and funds for adoption process. Celebrations include adoption finalizations, family gatherings, etc.
November 11th: Vetrans Day Known as Armistice Day, originated from celebrating the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I. It is to honor veterans from every war in American history. Celebrated on November 11 as the fighting from World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day in 1918.
November 12th: Diwali The Hindu festival of lights is the biggest and most important Indian holiday, symbolizing "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance", as based on the story of Ramayana.
November 13th-20th: Transgender Awareness Week/Day of Rememberence Week leading up the Transgender Day of Remembrance which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. This week serves to bring awareness and educate about the transgender community.
November 16th: International Day for Tolerance The UN holiday was founded to encourage respect among various people regardless of culture, language, religion, or ethnicity. It is a day to pledge mobilization against intolerance.
November 17th: International Student's Day Day to celebrate the successes of international students and honor the diverse cultures they bring to the table.
November 20th: Universal Children's Day Established on the day when the United National General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Seeks to promote the welfare of children across the globe.
November 24th Native American Heritage Day: They day after Thanksgiving, a concentrated moment to honor and recognize the contributions of indigenous peoples