Holiday Equity Month
The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity asks all educators to remember that there are many ways to celebrate the season. Christmas is recognized around the world and is a "cultural and commercial phenomenon". Read more about the History of Christmas over on History.com.
However, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays. These resources are provided to help recognize the many holiday celebrations in your school community. These supplemental resources are curated from multiple sources and do not constitute an endorsement of the LA Unified School District, Student Health & Human Services, or Human Relations, Diversity and Equity, nor should omission be considered intentional.
The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity has curated a collection of Advisory Lesson for educators to share with students. Some of the most pertinent lessons can be found below.
- Diwali - learn the Indian festival of lights
- Las Posadas - December 16-24 - learn about this Latin religious festival
- Hanukkah - learn about this Jewish commemoration
- Kwaanza - learn about the annual celebration of African American culture
- Bodhi Day - January 20- learn about this Buddhist holiday
- Lunar New Year - February 12 - learn about the new year celebrated by many Asian countries
- Book List: 10 Inclusive Children's Holiday Books for the most Wonderful Storytimes of the Year - Book Riot
Universal Human Rights Month
Universal Human Rights Month promotes action that advances respect for human rights at home and abroad. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. For more information, check out the official United Nations page.
Resources for the following commemorations can be found on our Commemorative Calendar including:
World AIDS Day
Wounded Knee Day
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