Diversity Corner News - July 2015

 

 

 

July 11:  World Population Day, an observance established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United

The annual event is designed to raise awareness of global population  issues.

 

 

 

July 18:  Nelson Mandela International Day, launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18,

 It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”. It is more than a celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honor his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.

 

 

July 25 (sunset) - July 26 (sunset): Tisha B’ Av, an annual fasting day, observed to commemorate the tragedies that  have befallen  the Jewish people.

 

July 26:  Disability Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.