In the heat of summer, diversity is a hot topic. And indeed, our July multicultural calendar features several events celebrating important diversity leaders, as well as cultural and religious events.
With our July multicultural calendar, you’ll discover key events to highlight on your workplace calendar this month. Let’s get started!
Note: below is a small sampling of diversity events. To enjoy all 100+ events, inclusion tips and more, see our Diversity Calendar Suite
7/2: Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday
July diversity events include the birthday of Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and the first Black American to serve on the Supreme Court. One of his most famous quotes is, “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” Celebrate Marshall’s achievements by promoting the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Workplace.
7/6: 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday
The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama and the highest spiritual leader of Tibet. After a failed uprising, the Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959. He was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
7/6: Frida Kahlo’s Birthday
Our July multicultural holidays include the birthday of Frida Kahlo, the beloved Mexican painter. One of the best-known artists of the 20th century, her exploration of diverse topics leaves a lasting legacy. On this day, take time to explore Frida’s life and art.
7/17: The Hajj
July diversity celebrations include the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. A pillar of Islam, this pilgrimage is required of all Muslims once in their lifetime. Muslims believe that it offers a chance to wipe away their past sins and start new in the eyes of God. You can create a more inclusive workplace for Muslims and others with online diversity training.
7/18: Nelson Mandela’s Birthday
July diversity days include the birthday of Nelson Mandela, a civil rights leader and South Africa’s first black president. In 2009, the UN declared this day “Nelson Mandela International Day.” Here is a famous quote by the man himself, “I never lose. I either win or learn.”
7/24: Pioneer Day
July diversity topics include Latter-day Saints. A state holiday in Utah, Pioneer Day marks the arrival of Brigham Young in the Salt Lake area. Young and the first group of Latter-day Saints settled in the area. Pioneer Day is considered a special occasion by many members of the LDS Church, and celebrated with songs, dances, potlucks, and pioneer-related activities.
7/26: Americans with Disabilities Act
Our July diversity month commemorates this day in 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and requires that certain access and amenities are provided in public places.