The conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusivity is expanding daily and will continue to evolve in 2024. While we have seen some improvements in creating a safe and accepting space for all people, there’s always more work to do. A peaceful and productive society is dependent on both diversity and inclusion. Our EDI Calendar can provide valuable opportunities to celebrate and embrace the richness of our differences.

EDI Calendar

June Heritage Months 2024

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

This month, celebrate the rich culture of Caribbean Americans. Embrace their diverse cultures, music, food, and history that helped to shape America. Taking time to learn about those around you helps you better understand them, which leads to an important sense of belonging that everyone hopes for in the world and at work.

National Immigrant Heritage Month

June is a time to reflect on the strength of millions of immigrants and their families who have helped to create this melting pot. Celebrate the unique differences and appreciate all those around you every month.

June Awareness Months 2024

Black Music Month

Take time to enjoy Black Music and pop culture from R&B to Hip-Hop, gospel, and jazz. Turn up the volume and appreciate their sound.

Pride Month

This LGBTQ+ month-long celebration is a great time to reflect on the impact that the community has on society. It honours the Stonewall Riots, which was the start of the fight for gay rights.

Diversity Calendar 2024 Highlights

Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 – June 2 

While this act gave Native Americans American citizenship, they didn’t earn the right to vote until 1957.

Loving Day – June 12

Celebrate the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia in 1967 that struck down all anti-miscegenation laws that were remaining in 16 states. These laws banned interracial marriage until this ruling.

Autistic Pride Day – June 18

Today is a day to celebrate the autistic community.

International Day of Countering Hate Speech – June 18 

This day was established in 2019 by the UN in response to rising trends of growing racism and xenophobia, antisemitism, and anti-Muslim hatred globally.

Juneteenth – June 19

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the last group of slaves in Texas. This day is a reflection on the struggles for freedom and equality, as well as a celebration of Black American culture.

Summer Solstice – June 21

Summer’s here! It’s the longest day of the year, so make sure you enjoy a summer activity like a BBQ or picnic and maybe even some swimming too.

Windrush Day – June 22 

First observed in the United Kingdom, Windrush Day honours African-Caribbean immigrants who came to the country during a labor shortage after World War II. The first immigrants suffered intolerance from the largely white population where blacks were banned from many pubs, clubs, and even churches.

Stonewall Rebellion – June 28

Also known as the Stonewall Riots, this event in LGBTQ+ rights movement history occurred at the Stonewall Inn in NYC’s Greenwich Village. It was a gay bar that was unlawfully raided by police

June 2024 Holy Days

Feast of the Sacred Heart – June 7 

This Roman Catholic feast day memorializes Jesus’ love for all humans.

Shavuot – June 12-13* 

This major Jewish festival marks the harvest of wheat in Israel. According to Orthodox Judaism, the date also aligns with the revealing of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites. Also known as the Feast of Weeks.

The Hajj – June 14-19*  

This annual pilgrimage to Mecca is perhaps the most important Muslim holy day. This trip of a lifetime is required of all Muslims if they are physically or financially able to.

Eid-al-Adha – June 17-20*

This Islamic faith holiday ends the Hajj pilgrimage. It celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ishmael, his son, to obey God. Because of this, a lamb is given to him to sacrifice in place of his son. On this day, animals, typically a sheep or a goat, are sacrificed and enjoyed by both the family and those in need. Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.

June 21 – Litha

This Pagan and Wiccan festival is held on the summer solstice.