Category: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

December 2021 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 (Ends December 6) Another religious Festival of […]

November 2021 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 2021 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 […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Every year, the United States observes and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Originally started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, it was expanded to a full month 20 years later by Ronald Reagan. The span of dates encompasses several […]

September 2021 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 2021 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 […]

Keep Going: GSWNY Celebrates Pride Month

This month, the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is celebrating Pride! Throughout June, we’ll share more about the history of Pride, as well as highlights from LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture, highlights of community members, tips for allies, as well as local resources. If you’ve been keeping […]

Tips for Allyship: GSWNY Celebrates Pride Month

This month, the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is celebrating Pride! Throughout June, we’ll share more about the history of Pride, as well as highlights from LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture, highlights of community members, tips for allies, as well as local resources. As we’ve covered in […]

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 […]

Pop Culture: GSWNY Celebrates Pride Month

This month, the GSWNY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is celebrating Pride! Throughout June, we’ll share more about the history of Pride, as well as highlights from LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture, highlights of community members, tips for allies, as well as local resources. The last 20 years […]