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  • Commemorative Dates

    This group of Advisory Lessons has been curated to align with the LAUSD Calendar of Commemorative Events.  To review the entire calendar please click here

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  • Obon - August 

    International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition - August 23: Engage students in dialogue around the internationally recognized day to memorialize the Haitian revolution that led to the abolition of the trading of enslaved people. 

    Rosh Hashanah -  Educate students about the Jewish New Year. 

    What happened on 9/11? - September 11: Discuss the historical events and engage students in reflection around September 11th. 

    Yom Kippur - Engage in learning about the Jewish day of Atonement.

    Mexican Independence Day - September 16: Introduce students to the historical events leading up to the Mexican Independence. 

    Bi Visibility Day - September 23: Review, recognize and celebrate bisexuality, the bisexual community and the history of the term. 

    California Native American Day - September 25: Engage students in learning about this state holiday that celebrates the distinctive cultures of the Native American people indigenous to California. 

    National Coming Out Day - October: Educate students about being an ally for LGBTQIA+ people.

    Indigenous Peoples Day - October: Review the origins of Indigenous Peoples Day and learn about the first peoples of the Americas. 

    Unity Day - October - Educate students about the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. 

    Dia de los Muertos - October 31 - November 2: Engage students in learning about this multi-day holiday connected to honoring deceased loved ones. 

    Diwali - Introduce students to the Hindu festival of lights. 

    Transgender Day of Remembrance  - November 20: Explore the history of and reason for honoring the Transgender day of Remembrance. 

    Let's Talk About Thanksgiving - November: Engage students in reflection and additional learning about the true history of Thanksgiving. 

    World AIDS Day - December 1: Review the history of the AIDS pandemic and the importance of designating December 1st to raise awareness. 


  • Human Rights Day - December 10: Learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that led to the adoption of Human Rights Day. 

    Las Posadas - December: Engage students in learning about this religious celebration recognized during the Christmas season by Christians in Latin America. 

    Hanukkah - December: Explore this Jewish winter holiday. 

    Kwaanza - December: Learn about the annual celebration of African-American culture.

    Wounded Knee Day - December 29 - Engage students in learning and reflection about the 1890 massacre of the Lakota by US soldiers.

    Bodhi Day - December: Review the history of the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. 

    Lunar New Year - February - Review the origins and traditions of the Lunar New year, or the first new moon of the Lunar Calendar. 

    Ramadan - Learn about the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. The recognition of Ramadan varies annually.  

    Earth Day - April 22: Learn about the annual day demonstrating support for environmental protection. 

    National Day of Silence - April 23 - Engage students in reflection about standing up against LGBTQ+ bias.

    Denim Day - Last Wednesday in April- Learn about combating victim  blaming and educating others about sexual violence.

    Stories of Excellence - Harvey Milk - May 22 - Learn about the first openly gay person elected to California public office

    Shavuot 2021 - May: Learn about the Jewish celebration marking the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel. 

    Tulsa Race Massacre - Engage students in learning and critical thinking about the race riots in Tulsa in 1921

    Junetheenth - June 19 - Learn about the day enslaved people in Texas learned about their freedom

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