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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Disability Awareness Month (March)
  • Gender Equality Month (March)
  • Mar 19 Nowruz – Persian New Year
  • Feb 14 – Mar 28 Lent
  • Mar 25 Holi Celebrated
  • Mar 31 Easter and Trans Day of Visibility

According to National Geographic, Nowruz stems from a religious holiday in Zoroastrianism dating back close to 3,000 years in Persia (now Iran), in which the coming of spring was celebrated as a triumph of good over evil. The holiday now extends into several different faiths and areas of the world.
Lent, in the Christian church, is a period of penitential preparation for Easter. In Western churches it begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides a 40-day period for fasting and abstinence (Sundays are excluded), in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month let us not forget those women with disabilities who have accomplished so many things despite their disadvantages. Please check out this link to discover 7 firsts to celebrate the accomplishments of deaf women.

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