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Showing Events From Jan 23, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024

  • Black History Month

    Feb 1, 2024
    Black History Month is an annual observance remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora as well as recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of
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  • World Hijab Day

    Feb 1, 2024
    World Hijab Day raises awareness about the hijab and dismantles stereotypes associated with Muslim women who choose to wear it. The day aims to foster personal freedom of religious expression and understanding, promote diversity, and encourage dialogue among people of all faiths and backgrounds. World Hijab Day is an opportunity
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  • Black Lives Matter at School Week

    Feb 5, 2024 - Feb 9, 2024
    The week of action centers the guiding principles and demands of Black Lives Matter at School. From double dutch parties to rallies in front of the Education Department, students, educators, families, unions and community organizations participate both in and outside of the classroom
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  • Lunar New Year

    Feb 10, 2024
    Lunar New Year is one of the most important and largest cultural celebrations among East and Southeast Asian communities. In China, Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar and is observed for 15 days marked with themes of reunion
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  • International Epilepsy Day

    Feb 12, 2024
    International Epilepsy Day, celebrated each year on the 2nd Monday of February, is an opportunity to raise awareness of epilepsy, what it is, how it can be treated, and what is needed to bring treatment to all people who need it
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  • Mardi Gras

    Feb 13, 2024
    Traditionally celebrated on "Fat Tuesday," the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, Mardi Gras is a Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival or Carnaval, it’s celebrated in many countries around the
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  • Nirvana Day

    Feb 15, 2024
    Nirvana Day is an annual Buddhist festival that remembers the death of the Buddha when he reached Nirvana at the age of 80. Nirvana, the end of the cycle of death and rebirth, is believed to be reached when all want and suffering is gone. Observances include meditating and going to
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  • Day of Remembrance

    Feb 19, 2024
    National Day of Remembrance recognizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent living mostly in Washington, Oregon and California
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  • World Day of Social Justice

    Feb 20, 2024
    World Day of Social Justice, also known as Social Justice Equality Day, is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender inequality, unemployment and human rights
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  • Civil Rights Activists Arrested for Organizing Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Ala.

    Feb 20, 2024
    On Feb. 20, 1956, local officials issued warrants for the arrests of civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jo Ann Robinson, Rosa Parks and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, for organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The indictment, along with Dr. King's conviction, strengthened local African Americans' resolve to fight segregation and attracted national
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  • Malcolm X Assassinated

    Feb 21, 2024
    On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, a religious and civil rights leader, was assassinated during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. Through his bestselling autobiography and powerful speeches, his beliefs later inspired the Black Power movement and remain influential on activism in America and throughout the world today
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  • International Mother Language Day

    Feb 21, 2024
    International Mother Language day is a worldwide annual observance to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity as well as multilingualism
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  • Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

    Feb 23, 2024
    On Feb. 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was murdered during a racially motivated hate crime while jogging in Satilla Shores, a neighborhood near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia. Three months after he was killed, a video of the shooting was released online leading to the arrest and conviction
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