Affinity Months

ODEI recognizes months and days for specific groups, cultures, and causes. We highlight these important dates to raise awareness and create opportunities to learn.

JANUARY

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January  - Third Monday)
  • National Day of Racial Healing (January 19th) 

FEBRUARY

  • Black History Month (February) 
  • World Day of Social Justice (February 20th) 

MARCH

  • National Women’s History Month (March) 
  • International Women's Day (March 8th)

APRIL

  • Arab-American Heritage Month (April) 
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
  • National Autism Awareness Month (April)
  • National Day of Silence (April 11) 

MAY

  • National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May) (Celebrated in April for students) 
  • Indian Heritage Month (May) 
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month (May) 
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (May) 
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month (May) 

JUNE

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June) 
  • Juneteenth (June 19th) 

JULY

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Signed “Disability Independence Day” (July 26th) 

SEPTEMBER

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September) 
  • National Native American Day (September 12) 

OCTOBER

  • Global Diversity Awareness Month (October)
  • LGBT History Month (October) 
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (October)
  • Indigenous Peoples Day (2nd Monday of October) 
  • National Diversity Week (First full week of October)
  • National Coming Out Day (October 11) 

NOVEMBER

  • National Native American Heritage Month (November) 
  • Veterans Day (November 11) 
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance November (20)