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January Diversity Calendar 2024

By: Jessica MousseauDiversity Calendar
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January 2024 Diversity Calendar

Below you’ll find a small sampling of the January Diversity Calendar 2024. To see all 100+ events, subscribe to our interactive online DEI Calendar.

January is a new beginning and for many the start of resolutions made for personal goals. In this January Diversity Calendar 2024 sample blog, we share some awareness days, diversity days, and religious holidays. This is just a small sample of the countless religious holidays and cultural celebrations on our Diversity Calendar 2024.

January Diversity Calendar 2024 Highlights

Emancipation Proclamation Day – January 1

This day honors the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln that all enslaved people in Confederate-held territory were to be set free in 1863. The proclamation declared freedom for slaves in the Confederacy but didn’t apply to those in Union slave-holding border states. It played an important role in changing American history and jumpstarting the fight toward freedom and equality.

Christian: Epiphany – January 6

Three Kings’ Day is a Christian tradition that remembers the visit of the Three Wise Men or Magi to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. In the Gospel of Matthew, they followed a star to find the infant and presented him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For many, this marks the end of the Christmas season while in other regions, it may be a day that children receive gifts too. Eastern and Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany on January 19.

National Human Trafficking Day – January 11

This day raises awareness and promotes the prevention of these atrocious tragedies. First observed in 2007, National Human Trafficking Day features many government-organized events aimed at educating the general public about the injustices of human trafficking, which can affect people of any race, ethnicity or age. Joining local events or supporting organizations fighting against human trafficking are ways individuals can contribute to this global cause.

Korean American Day – January 13

Honor those of Korean descent today. Learn about the contributions they have made to American history and society in various fields such as business, the military, religion, medicine, the arts and politics. First established in 2005 by President Bush, this day commemorates the arrival of the first group of about 100 Koreans in the United States in 1903. Their contributions have significantly shaped the United States.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15

Celebrated on the third Monday of January, this day honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an important figure in the American civil rights movement. It commemorates his tireless efforts to promote equality, fight against racial discrimination and advocate for peaceful change. This day is not only a time for reflection on the progress made in civil rights but also a call to action for continued commitment to Dr. King’s vision of a just and inclusive society.

Don’t Forget To…..

Our DEI calendar offers interesting information on different awareness and heritage months, diversity events, and religious holidays and celebrations. This allows organizations and their employees to plan cultural celebrations, which fosters a sense of belonging that is associated with a better understanding of those around you. This helps create a more positive, inclusive workplace. Discover more about the 2024 DEI holidays and read our Interfaith Calendar 2024 to learn about important religious events.

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