Are you eagerly anticipating the June 2023 DEI holidays?
At Electives, we are passionate about aiding companies in establishing diverse and inclusive work environments. With this goal in mind, we compiled a comprehensive list of June holidays you may want to observe throughout your organization.
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Month-long DEI holidays in June 2023
Immigration Heritage Month
We all know someone with an immigration story. The goal of Immigration Heritage Month is to create space for immigrants to share those stories and demonstrate their impact on our communities, culture and history.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is a month-long celebration dedicated to recognizing the influence that LGBTQ+ individuals have on our communities, culture and history.
Men’s Health Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13.2% of men over 18 are in fair/poor health. Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to encourage men and boys to take charge of their health, get regular checkups and be more aware of the health risks for their demographic (age, ethnicity, lifestyle).
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June is also a celebration of the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to the U.S. specifically. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, 90% of Caribbean people in the U.S. came from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago. The largest Caribbean communities in the U.S. are in New York, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas and California.
National PTSD Awareness Month
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 8 million people in the United States currently suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans or civilian survivors of assault, serious accidents, natural disasters or other trauma can have PTSD. During June, we are encouraged to raise awareness of PTSD, its symptoms and available treatment options.
Additional June 2023 DEI holidays
Global Running Day
Running offers many physical and mental health benefits. Global Running Day encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving wherever, and however, they can.
In the U.S., the third Sunday in June is set aside to honor fatherhood and those paternal bonds that may not come from blood relatives.
June 19 marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas to ensure all enslaved people were freed. Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021.
The summer solstice is the year's longest day (and shortest night). For the northern hemisphere, this happens in June.
National HIV Testing Day
First observed on June 27, 1995, National HIV Testing Day encourages people to get tested for HIV, know their status and get care and treatment as needed.
International LGBTQ+ Pride Day
International LGBTQ+ Pride Day is observed on the 1969 Stonewall Inn Riots anniversary. The riots were a catalyst for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. and around the world to demand equality.
Eid al-Adha (starts at sundown the day prior)
Starting at sundown on June 28, Eid al-Adha is a Muslim festival in remembrance of the faith of the Prophet Ibrahim. Ibrahim was prepared to sacrifice his son, but Allah provided a lamb instead.
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Does sourcing DEI instructors and content feel time-consuming and anxiety-producing?
The Electives platform has everything you need, including an impressive mix of quality and quantity content, instructors and experiences. Plus, we offer significant diversity of voices and formats, letting you select the best learning experiences for your team.
Our DEI library includes classes appropriate for every DEI program and initiative — from the most sophisticated to those just launching. Every DEI class creates a safe space to start DEI conversations and dive into the most complex and challenging topics and truths.
With an eye toward action, our DEI classes lay foundations while supporting DEI strategy and allyship at the individual, team and company-wide levels. Because we have niche-topic classes taught by a diverse community of instructors, our DEI classes are also perfect for holidays like International LGBTQ+ Pride Day or employee resource groups (ERGs) that want to address specific topics by bringing in relevant instructors.