A diverse workplace can be many things, depending on the level of engagement you have with your employees. Use this calendar to choose events that will engage your employees, spark proactive dialogue or seed the beginnings of new training and awareness initiatives.
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Learn about the history of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
National Poverty Awareness Month
One in four working-age people with disabilities in the U.S. lives in poverty, according to the National Disability Institute. Take time to learn about poverty and how it affects families, friends, coworkers and our nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on civil and human rights in the U.S.
The International Day of Commemoration
On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This date marks a day of prevention and remembrance in tribute to the victims, families and countries affected by The Holocaust.
Black History Month
Start your campaign by highlighting black history, Black Lives Matter and other initiatives to create learning and recognition opportunities at your workplace.
National Freedom Day
This date marks the anniversary of the signing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in the U.S. on February 1, 1865. Learn more about the history of this day's proclamation and the ways it is recognized.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Learn about the development of women and girls in science.
World Day of Social Justice
Learn more about this day of social justice.
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Visit the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities website to learn more about this day.
Women’s History Month
Learn more about what you can do to highlight women in the workplace.
International Women’s Day
Learn more about International Women’s Day.
Deaf History Month
Learn more about Deaf History Month.
Equal Pay Day
Because women earn less on average than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The disparity is greatest for women of color. Learn how pay equity affects women.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Learn about the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Learn about child abuse prevention and how to support those in need.
National Minority Health Month
Learn about minority health and ways to expand awareness on the issues.
Workplace Violence Awareness Month
Learn more about preventing violence in the workplace.
World Autism Awareness Month
Learn more about autism.
Learn more about our planet, the home we all share.
National DNA Day
Commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. Learn more about DNA from the National Human Genome Research and the laws in place to protect how DNA is used.
Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
Learn more and set a positive example for the next generation.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Learn more about Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Learn about Jewish American Heritage Month.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month.
Older Americans Month
Learn how to engage older Americans and encourage them to share their stories. This year's theme is "Age My Way."
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Learn more about International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Check out more information about this day.
Immigrant Heritage Month
Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month.
LGBTQ Pride Month
Celebrate Pride Month and read up on your acronyms.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities worldwide to promote understanding and identification of elder abuses like financial, physical, sexual, emotional, neglect and confinement.
Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of the slaves in areas of the southwest, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. Read the text of the proclamation.
Disability Pride Month
Visit the American Bar Association to learn about Disability Pride Month. And read the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, too. #DisabilityPrideMonth
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Learn more about minority mental health.
International Non-Binary People’s Day
Learn more about non-binary people.
Disability Independence Day
Disability Independence Day recognizes the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law on this day in 1990.
International Day of Friendship
Sometimes a friend can make all the difference. Celebrate this International Day of Friendship.
Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the anniversary date of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and focuses on women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
National Suicide Prevention Month
Talk to your employees about suicide prevention. Share information about health benefits and employee assistance program services (and whether they are confidential). Remove the stigma by showing your support for mental wellness.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Learn about National Hispanic Heritage Month and the many contributions the Latin culture has made throughout the U.S.
National Employ Older Workers Week
Learn about National Employ Older Workers Week. Read SHRM's article on the vital role of an aging workforce.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Learn about domestic violence and abuse, how to recognize the signs and ways to help.
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Learn more about global diversity.
International Day for Older Persons
The workforce is highly diverse and it spans multiple generations.
LGBT History Month
Learn about LGBT history and check out the acronyms (explained).
National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying is a form of violence. Learn about bullying, how it affects youth and adults (like workplace bullying), and ways to prevent it.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Learn more about employing people with disabilities, and what you can do to create an inclusive workplace.
National Coming Out Day
National Indigenous Peoples' Day
Learn more about National Indigenous Peoples' Day. Read The White House's "A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021."
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Learn about National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Hang a seizure first aid response poster at work. Offer a seizure first aid training or encourage staff to wear purple in support.
National Family Caregivers Month
Learn more about National Family Caregivers Month.
National Runaway Prevention Month
Learn more about runaway prevention.
Native American Awareness Month
Learn more about Native American Awareness Month.
Learn more about Veteran’s Day.
International Men’s Day
Learn more about International Men’s Day.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide each year worldwide. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experiences.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Learn more about TDOR.
Native American Heritage Day
Learn more about Native American Heritage Day.
Global 16 Days Campaign
Learn about 16 to 365 days of activism against gender-based violence.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Learn about International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
World AIDS Day
Learn more about HIV/AIDS.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Learn more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Human Rights Day
Learn about Human Rights Day, the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Considered a milestone document, it proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being.
National Wreaths Across America Day
Honor and remember the veterans who served in the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts: They were devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400 locations across the U.S., at sea and abroad.