May 15, 2020 – SIETAR USA WEBINAR: “Becoming American: How Prominent Immigrant Women Cracked the US-American Culture Code” with Dr. Fiona Citkin, award-winning author and international interculturalist. Visit SIETAR USA May Webinar to register!
May 20, 2020 – SIETAR Europa WEBINAR: “Dealing with Accent, Identity and Culture When Using English as a Lingua Franca in International Business” with Katrin Lichterfeld. Visit SIETAR Europa May Webinar to register!
October 7-11, 2020 – SIETAR USA National Conference: SIETAR USA is going Virtual! The national conference planned for these dates in Omaha, NE will be a virtual event! Stay tuned for details.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.
May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.
May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a global celebration of sexual-orientation and gender diversities.
May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day set aside by the United Nations as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together in harmony.
May 25: Memorial Day in the United States, a federal holiday established to honor military veterans who died in wars fought by American forces.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBT groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings. The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day.
June 14: Flag Day in the United States, observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.
June 15: Native American Citizenship Day, commemorating the day in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.
Holidays list courtesy of:https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2019-diversity-holidays