DEI – Events
June 2022 DEI Calendar
LGBT Pride Month
June is Pride Month, and you will see rainbows to signify this all month long. June was selected in honor of the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28, 1969. During this event, the NYC police raided Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village. The police roughly hauled both employees and patrons from the bar, and the incident ended in violent protests and clashes in the streets for six days. It catalyzed the gay rights movement in the U.S.
African American Music Appreciation Month
June is African American Music Appreciation Month! Created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, this month celebrates the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage.
Caribbean American Heritage Month
June is also Caribbean American Heritage Month which recognizes the history and culture of Caribbean Americans in the United States. During this time, Caribbean Americans or individuals with Caribbean American heritage will come together to celebrate their history through a variety of activities including traditional meals, festivals, concerts, dancing, parades, etc.
June 2: Indian Citizenship Act of 1924
Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act on June 2, 1924, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S. Yet, while this was an important date in history for Native Americans, they were not permitted to vote in all states until 1957.
June 12: Loving Day
On this day in 1967, Loving v. Virginia struck down all anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states. This effectively ended bans on interracial marriage. Because interracial relationships are much more common today, many people forget that this was such a monumental win for love. Head to your local library to check out books about the civil rights movement and all it fought for.
June 12: Puerto Rican Day Parade
This parade is the largest demonstration of cultural pride in the United States. The goal of this event is to create awareness and appreciation of Puerto Rican culture and history. Due to COVID-19, the Puerto Rican Day Parade has been canceled in recent years. However, historically, you’ve been able to see it along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and on TV.
June 16: SCC Celebrating Juneteenth
Juneteenth Celebration (June 16th, 2022) Join us on the lawn between Dempsey Student Center and Little Hall. Food Trucks, Music, Story Telling, Spoken Word, Dancers, Children’s Activities, African Clothing Vendor, and a BBQ Cook Off with Sandhills’ Employees
During our Juneteenth celebration this year, we will be offering the opportunity for all campus clubs, organizations, departments, and campus resources to showcase their programs! This event will be open to the public so it will be a great time to recruit!
June 19: Juneteenth
Juneteenth took place on June 19, 1865, when all slaves in Texas were liberated. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued at the start of 1863, the news didn’t reach all states or slaves until over two years later. Today, 47 states and D.C. recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance.