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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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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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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Website


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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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


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? 


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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