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Let’s All Observe Human Rights Day

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Let’s join the fight for equality, justice, and human dignity this Human Rights Day. Every year on December 10th, is Human Rights Day.  Human Rights Day was established to commemorate the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by members of the United Nations General Assembly. While the Declaration is not a binding

Today is World AIDS Day

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What we need to know about this World AIDS Day. Every year, World AIDS Day is recognized on December 1st with the intention of sharing awareness of the HIV epidemic and ending the stigma associated with HIV.  This year, the theme for World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic:  Community by Community.”  As the

On this Day in History: The International Red Cross Was Established

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Celebrating the establishment of the International Red Cross. On October 26, 1863, the Geneva International Convention was held.  During this meeting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was established with the goal to help people affected by conflict and armed violence by upholding the laws that protect victims of war. Acting as an

Shall We Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 through October 15.  With this month of cultural celebration, many of us may want to celebrate in substantive ways. Here are some of the ways that we suggest consideration. Learn About Influential Hispanic Figures in History One great way to celebrate this month

How We Can Honor World Teachers’ Day

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Let’s show our thanks this World Teachers’ Day. Today is World Teachers’ Day.  Also known as International Teachers Day, this designation commemorates the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers.  As the name suggests, this holiday is appreciating educators all over the world and acknowledging the role they play in shaping society. We can

Let’s Go Meatless on World Vegetarian Day

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Perhaps We May Save the Planet by Skipping Meat. Today is World Vegetarian Day.  Naturally, this occasion is about educating ourselves about the positives of going meatless and encouraging others to entertain the concept of a meat-free lifestyle.  While many of us cannot see cutting meat out of our diets completely, we can challenge ourselves

Let’s Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day

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Let’s all try to be better neighbors. Today is National Good Neighbor Day.  As the name suggests, this occasion is about going out of our ways to be good neighbors as well as to recognize the neighbors who have been good to us.  In honor of this National Good Neighbor Day, here are some suggestions