Monthly Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion

January Diversity Spotlight: A Day On, Not a Day Off

In January, we recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (“MLK Day”). Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday to mark Dr. King’s birthday.

​​February Diversity Spotlight: Remembering Black History

Why is Black History Month important? We recognize and celebrate the contributions African-Americans made to the essential fabric and culture of American life and country

​March Diversity Spotlight: Why Celebrate Women's History Month 

March is Women’s History Month. In the United States, the observance began when President Ronald Reagan, at the request of Congress, issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week 

​April Diversity Spotlight: Arab in America 

The majority of Arab Americans are descendants of the first wave of immigration, which began around 1880 and lasted until about 1920. They have roots in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Yemen and 15 other countries. 

​May Diversity Spotlight 1: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), now officially proclaimed Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

May Diversity Spotlight 2: Older Americans Month

Learn more about the Older Americans Act and support available for our eligible citizens.

​June Diversity Spotlight: LGBT Pride Month

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender individuals around the globe have been fighting for the right to be treated in a way that so many of us take for granted, namely, to be treated with dignity and respect. 

​July Diversity Spotlight: Celebrate July - Celebrate July - Tell the Story of Your America

July provides a day of Independence that we count on each year. It’s a great day to celebrate the inclusive foundation of this country. 

​August Diversity Spotlight: The Ever-Changing Workforce: Generations 

More generations than ever before are working together, requiring conscious awareness in leadership.  ​

September Diversity Spotlight: National Hispanic Heritage Month 

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic people were among the earliest European settlers in the New World, what is today the United States.

October Diversity Spotlight 1:  The Silver Anniversary of the ADA

America became the first nation to comprehensively declare equality for its citizens with disabilities through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

​October Diversity Spotlight 2: National Coming Out Day

October 11 marks the anniversary of National Coming Out Day (NCOD). This day was selected to celebrate the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979, which attracted between 75,000 and 125,000 marchers.  

​November Diversity Spotlight: Native American Heritage Month

Native Americans people live and work in all areas of life. It is important, however, to many of the people to retain the history of each of their tribes as well as preserving the individual language of their tribe so that it is not lost. 

​December Diversity Spotlight:  Universal Human Rights

At the end of World War II, the United Nations commissioned a drafting committee, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, to write what is now the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.