Diversity & Heritage Calendar
2 - American Indian Citizenship Day: Celebrates the history, heritage, and culture of American Indian tribes (Native Americans) across the country after the passing of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.
4 - Pentecost: A major festival in the Christian church and is celebrated by believers on the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter.
12 - Loving Day: Anniversary of a historic court decision for interracial marriage
19 - Juneteenth: Commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was initially issued.
28 - Eid al-Adha: The "Feast of Sacrifice" is the second of two main holidays celebrated in Islam and commemorates the end of the hajj and the story of the prophet Ibrahim.
28 - Stonewall Riots Anniversary: The Stonewall Riots began on June 28, 1969, and the result was a series of protests and riots that shaped the modern LGBT rights movements.
Heritage Months for June
- Caribbean-American Heritage Month: recognize the contributions of all Caribbean-American people and to teach people more about their culture and history
- African-American Appreciation Month: declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, celebrates the contribution of African-Americans to art, culture, and society today, but specifically appreciates the contributions of African-American musicians, composers, singers and songwriters in American culture