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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Celebrate and Educate: Heritage Month Acknowledgements

Heritage month acknowledgements provide a framework to elevate the contributions made by Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Asian, Middle Easterners, LGBTQ and other groups of people seldom highlighted in traditional education curriculum. 

These are times not only to celebrate, but also to educate students on various groups' histories, contributions to U.S. history, and current contributions. Take the time to plan meaningful learning activities during (and outside) these designated months to help students understand more about their own cultures and identities, as well as others.

Here is a printable Heritage Month Calendar that can help you organize school events and learning activities. However, this acknowledgement can be done throughout the whole year—not just during heritage month.

September

  • Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month - Sep. 15 to Oct. 15

October

  • Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month - Sep. 15 to Oct. 15
  • Indigenous Peoples Day - Oct. 1

November

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - Nov. 20

December

  • Human Rights Day - Dec. 10

January

  • Poverty in America Awareness Month

February

  • African American/Black History Month
  • World Day of Social Justice - Feb. 20
  • International Mother Language Day - Feb. 21

March

  • Women’s History Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • National Deaf History Month - Mar. 13 - Apr. 15
  • Intl. Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Mar. 21
  • Intl. Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - Mar. 25

April

  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • National Deaf History Month - Mar. 13 - Apr. 15
  • National Day of Silence - Apr. 11

May

  • Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

June

  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Juneteenth - Jun. 19

July

August

  • Intl. Day of World’s Indigenous People - Aug. 9
  • Intl. Lefthanders Day - Aug. 13
  • Women’s Equality Day - Aug. 26