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December 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of December: Cultural Holidays: December holds several significant cultural and federal holidays: World AIDS Day (December 1): Founded in […]

Confronting Bias as a Community that Cares

Hello Huskies, The semester is successfully underway. This time last year, Dr. Tuitt and I promised to send you periodic updates about bias incidents and referrals at UConn. Today we honor that promise by including details of the bias referrals we received for the 2021-2022 academic year. Before we get into the details, however, we’d […]

November 2022 Heritage Celebrations

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of November: Heritage Month Celebrations: Native and Indigenous Heritage Month (November): November is Native American Heritage month (also known […]

October 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of October:  Cultural Holidays: October holds several significant cultural and federal holidays: International Day of Older […]

September 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of September: Labor Day (September 5th): This federal holiday, always held on the first Monday of September, celebrates the American labor movement and […]

August 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9th): The United Nations sets aside […]

July 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of July: Disability Pride Day and Month (July 26th): In the United States Disability Pride month is celebrated in July […]

Happy Juneteenth National Independence Day 2022!

To the UConn Community: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’ Day 1863, the Union army reached Galveston, Texas, and enforced the executive order to free all people enslaved in Confederate territories. All people held as slaves in the United States were […]

June 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of June: National Caribbean American Heritage Month:  This heritage month was established in 2006 to create and disseminate knowledge […]