National Mentoring Month on January, 2020: Black History: Are their other months that celebrate different ethic groups and culturals?
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National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States.
Of course, there are but some people want to whine about Black History Month. There are Jewish, Irish and Italian-American Heritage months all white.
Heritage and History Months
National Mentoring Month - January
Acknowledging the positive impact mentoring has on young lives is the goal of this celebration. The first observance was in 2002, spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project and MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. The month brings attention to the need for mentors, as well as how individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities, and nonprofits can work together to ensure productive lives for young people.
African American History Month (Black History Month) - February
Prior to 1925, little information could be found in the US about African American history. A widely held belief existed that African Americans had made little contribution to US society. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson spearheaded the first Negro History Week to raise awareness. Fifty years later, the week was expanded to a month. February was selected because of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two individuals who dramatically affected the lives of African Americans.
Women's History Month - March
On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City staged one of the first organized protests by working women. Women’s groups internationally have designated times to mark this day. To add women’s history into educational curricula, a Women’s History Week was initiated in 1978. By 1981, the week was a national event, and in 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to include all of March as a celebration of women.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May
Generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have strengthened the US as a nation. Many ethnic groups worked tirelessly to build a national railroad, paving the way for western expansion. The first Asian/Pacific Heritage Week was celebrated in 1979, in response to little recognition of this population during the 1976 bicentennial. By 1990, the celebration was one month long and then made official in 1992.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month - June
Until recently, Pride Days for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) were celebrated at many different times all over the US. The most significant date in LGBT history occurring in June was the 3-day protest in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, an event that marked the first time that the gay community joined together to fight for its rights, thereby gaining national attention. The anniversary of this event was one of the reasons June was chosen as the nationally proclaimed month to celebrate LGBT Pride.
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Hispanic Heritage Month - September
In 1968, Congress first designated the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. This week was chosen because of two historical events: Independence Day (September 15), which celebrates the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821; and Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16), which commemorates the beginning of the struggle against Spanish control in 1810. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a full 31-day period beginning September 15.
American Indian Heritage Month - November
Since 1900, many have sought to recognize the great influence American Indians have had on the history, cultural development, and continuing growth of the US. Various dates and weeks were acknowledged until 1976, when Congress authorized a week in October as Native American Awareness Week. Finally, in 1990, the month of November was chosen because it is traditionally a time when many American Indians gather for fall harvest festivals, world-renewal ceremonies, and powwows.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month.
March Is Irish-American Heritage Month.
October is Italian Heritage Month.
Why is that people complain about Black History Month but dont complain about the other months?
I think it is retarded to have a black history month. Most of those other things you listed are to raise awareness for things like disorders and illnesses.
The jews were treated worse then the blacks more recently and they don't have a holocaust month. Atheists and every religion other than catholics were tortured in the Spanish Inquisition. Do they have a month? White people get the most disadvantages nowadays and we don't have a month.
If you don't believe me go look at the requirements for standardized testing, if you are white you have to score higher on your exam in order to pass. High schools are allowed to have a Minority Student Union, Ebony Club, Black Honor Society. White clubs are not allowed due to racism. White people have a harder time getting on government assistance. I have tourettes and Autism and I am unable to get on government assistance. My disability lawyer even said (in joking) "too bad you are not black, then it would be easier to get you ssi". There is a channel called BET and a magizine called Ebony. Do you see a white magazine or a white only tv channel? They even have their own award shows that only give awards to black actors, singers, etc. They are allowed to call themselves the "N" word without getting in trouble.
Now I expect to get thumbs down. But just ponder this. If my yahoo avater was black would you have thumbed me down for saying these things? probably not.
can anyone help me find a site that lists all the fun national days, ie grand parents day, etc? thank you.?
Valentine's Day 2/14
Chinese New Year 2/18
St. Patrick's Day 3/17
April Fools' Day 4/1
Passover 4/02 - 4/10
Tax Day 4/16
Earth Day 4/22
Administrative Professionals Day 4/26
Cinco de Mayo 5/5
Mother's Day 5/13
Armed Forces Day 5/20
Memorial Day 5/28
Father's Day 6/17
Canada Day 7/1
Fourth of July 7/4
Sisters' Day 8/5
Friendship Day 8/6
Grandparents Day 9/9
Rosh Hashanah 9/23
Yom Kippur 10/02
National Boss Day 10/16
Sweetest Day 10/21
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Eid al-Fitr 10/23
Veterans Day 11/11
New Year 1/1
National Mentoring Month
Groundhog Day 2/2