July 15, 2020 – SIETAR USA WEBINAR: “InterSEXtions: Working at the Intersection of Culture, Relationships, and Sexuality” with Justin Sitron, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Widener University. Visit SIETAR USA July Webinar to register!
July 22, 2020 – SIETAR Europa WEBINAR: “Five Secrets from Neuroscience to Accelerate Intercultural Learning” with Gabriela Weglowska. Visit SIETAR Europa Events to register!
October 8-11, 2020 – SIETAR USA National Conference: SIETAR USA is going Virtual! Proposals are currently being reviewed and and plans are underway. Stay tuned for more details!
July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day, launched on July 18, 2009, in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday via unanimous decision of the U.N. General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices: “It is in your hands now”. It is more than a celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to honor his life’s work and to change the world for the better.
July 26: Disability Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 30: International Day of Friendship, proclaimed in 2011 by the U.N. General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
August 10: Krishna Janmashtami, a Hindu celebration of Lord Vishnu’s most powerful human incarnations, Krishna, the god of love and compassion. Celebrations include praying and fasting.
August 13- 15: Obon (Ulambana), a Buddhist festival and Japanese custom for honoring the spirits of ancestors.
August 17: Marcus Garvey Day, which celebrates the birthday of the Jamaican politician and activist who is revered by Rastafarians. Garvey is credited with starting the Back to Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to the land of their ancestors during and after slavery in North America.
Holidays list courtesy of:https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2019-diversity-holidays