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Native American Heritage Month Website

NOVEMBER: Native American Heritage Month

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Hispanic.Heritage.Month.2021.Web

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. 

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Website

OCTOBER: Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. In 1977, the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas, sponsored by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, began to discuss replacing Columbus Day in the Americas with a celebration to be known as Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Veterans Day 2022 Web

NOVEMBER 11: Veterans Day honors military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

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MLKDayofService.2022 Website

JANUARY 17: MLK Day of Service is a federal holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Youth Room Mural Project: January 17, 2022

Black.History.Month.2021.withphoto.Web

FEBRUARY:  Black History Month pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

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Womens.History.Month.2021.Website

MARCH: Women's History Month

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APRIL:  Arab American Heritage Month pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans.

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Asian.Pacific.Heritage.Month.2021.Website

MAY: The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, and more join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. 

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Mental Health Awareness Website

MAY: Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. RHPL joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Libraries can help fight stigma, provide support options, and educate the public about mental illness. 

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National Alliance On Mental Illness

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Jewish American Heritage Month Website

MAY: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society. 

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Jewish American Heritage Month Website

Pride.Month.2021.Website

 

JUNE: Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. 

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White House Proclamation

Juneteenth.2021.Web

JUNE: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19. Explore reads & resources with RHPL.

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Columbia University: Why do we celebrate Juneteenth? 

International.Day.Peace.2021.Web


SEPTEMBER 21: International Day of Peace is observed around the world and is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. 

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