Category: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

December 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in December include the end of Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Hanukkah (Begins December 18, Ends December 26) Another […]

November 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in November include Native American Heritage Month, Day of the Dead, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the start […]

October 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in October include Hispanic Heritage Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Mental […]

September 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in September include National Deaf Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Autumnal Equinox, Semini Atzeret, and […]

July 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in July include Rochester Pride, Canada Day, Independence Day, and Eid al-Adha. Rochester Pride While June is celebrated as Pride […]

Celebrating Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” These words, known as General Orders No. 3, were read by General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas. While the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation […]

Autism Acceptance Month

Guest Post by Gale Juntunen, GSWNY Volunteer Experience Specialist April is Autism Acceptance Month or Autism Awareness Month. There’s no denying that Autism Awareness has increased over the years. However, many still don’t have full awareness. It’s important to note that autism is not a disease, deficit, or […]

Recognizing Deaf History Month 2022

Deaf History Month is a time to commemorate and recognize the accomplishments of people who hard of hearing and deaf. Currently it is celebrated during April. It formerly spanned two months, March 13 to April 15, to include three significant days for the Deaf community: April 15, 1817 […]

April 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. DEI Celebrations in April include the ends of Passover and Deaf History Month; National Autism Acceptance Month; Easter; Ramadan; Earth Day’ and […]

April 2022 DEI Celebrations Round-Up

On behalf of the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, every month we’re highlighting different holidays and events that are celebrated by people around the world. Deaf History Month (Formely March 13, Ends April 15; New info from the National Association of of the Deaf (NAD): NEW DATE […]