Our September diversity calendar offers an exciting start to your fall festivities. In addition to Labor Day and back-to-school nights, you’ll also find the opportunity to celebrate women, diverse races, and a variety of religions.
Here are some ideas to help incorporate this September multicultural calendar into your workplace this month.
Note: below is a small sampling of diversity events. To enjoy all 100+ events, inclusion tips and more, see our Diversity Calendar Suite
9/15-10/15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
This September diversity month is actually celebrated from September 15 to October 15. The date was chosen because it’s the anniversary of when five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua – declared independence in 1821. Throughout this month, watch films or read books about Hispanic culture. And help foster an inclusive workplace for Hispanics and all races with cultural competency training online.
National Recovery Month
Alcohol and addiction recovery are among our September diversity topics. National Recovery Month seeks to educate Americans regarding substance use treatment and mental health services. Recovery Month also aims to celebrate the gains made by those living in recovery.
9/6-9/9: Rosh Hashanah
September multicultural holidays include Rosh Hashanah, the holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year. It’s seen as a time for reflection on the past year and the year to come. It begins at sunset the previous day, and culminates 10 days later on Yom Kippur. Build inclusion for Judaism and all religions with online diversity training.
9/10: Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is a highlight of our September diversity celebrations. This 10-day Hindu festival marks the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha. Ganesha is the god of prosperity, wisdom, and new beginnings.
9/22: Autumnal Equinox
September diversity days include the Autumnal Equinox, a time for various religious observances worldwide. During the Autumnal Equinox, the sun passes directly over the Earth’s equator, which means the day and night are exactly equal in length. Going forward, you’ll have shorter days and longer nights in the northern hemisphere.
9/20: Anniversary of HeForShe Formation
HeForShe is included in our September diversity events. It’s a solidarity movement for the advancement of gender equality, created by the United Nations on September 20, 2014. It fosters the idea that gender inequality is an issue that affects all people socially, economically, and politically. This movement seeks to involve men and boys in standing up and taking action against negative gender stereotypes and behaviors.
That concludes our September 2021 Diversity Calendar, full of diversity events and celebrations! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to read up on a different religion, make a new Hispanic recipe, or tell a woman in your life how important she is to you.