Community Celebration Happy Hour
Celebrate with us
On the last Friday of each month, the DEI Committee hosts an open conversation for members to have fun and learn about our unique differences in a safe and celebratory space together. Each month will feature one or more of our members’ identities to celebrate and discuss.
Celebrations are at the end of each month so that participants have time to absorb the content we share in advance and come to the meetings having thought about the topics and prepared for the conversation.
What will we be celebrating in 2022?
|February||African American/Black History, American History Month|
|March||National Women’s History, Irish American Heritage, Greek American Heritage, Gender Equality, Developmental Disabilities Awareness, Ethnic Equality, International Transgender Day of Visibility|
|April||Celebrate Diversity Month, National Arab American Heritage, Tartan (Scottish American) Heritage, Community Service Month, Autism Awareness|
|May||Asian American & Pacific Islander, Jewish American Heritage, South Asian Heritage, Haitian Heritage, American Indian/Native American Heritage, Mental Health Month, Personal History (Ancestry/Family Tree), Speech and Hearing Awareness, Older Americans Month|
|June||LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Caribbean American Heritage, African-American/Black Music Month, Juneteenth|
|July||French American Heritage, Disability Pride Month|
|August||Nothing in particular is recognized this month, but we’ll get together anyways!|
|September||Latinx Heritage Month, German American Heritage, National Guide Dog Month|
|October||Family History Month, National Family History Month, Italian American Heritage, Filipino American, Polish American, LGBTQ+ History Month, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, National Coming Out Day|
|November||Native American Heritage & Alaskan Native Heritage Month, National Native American Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance|
|December||International Day of Persons with Disabilities|
Do I have to identify with that month’s theme to participate in the conversation?
You do not have to identify with any particular identity to attend, nor is there any particular expectation put upon those members of our community who do identify with that month’s celebration to show up, participate, or peer educate. The point is to get a diverse representation of experiences from our community in the same shared space.