Congratulations to Layla Ismail, a student at Cleveland High School who has been named the 2023 Washington STEM Rising Star for the King County region! And congratulations to Adrianna Jones of Mount Tahoma High School, who is the Washington STEM Rising Star awardee for the Tacoma Region!
Created by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace takes place on September 21. The 2023 theme is “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.” It’s a call to action that recognizes humanity’s individual and collective responsibility to foster peace, which contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would create a culture of peace for all.
September 16 is known as National Trail of Tears Remembrance Day, and it marks the tragic anniversary of the day when the last Cherokees arrived in Oklahoma in 1838.
Hispanic Heritage Month (Latin Heritage Month) takes place from September 15 through October 15 each year. Often referred to as Latinx Heritage Month by the Latinx community, it's a global celebration of the rich vibrant contributions, cultures, traditions, and achievements of the Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world.
Celebrated every August 26, Women’s Equality Day provides an essential and poignant remembrance of the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. It is also a reminder of the heroic women who suffered violence, torture, death and discrimination as they fought for equal rights for women, including the right to vote.
Created by UNESCO to memorialize the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, Slavery Remembrance Day, also known as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is observed on August 23 worldwide. Upon this day, it's important that we remember that this observance is not only a reminder of the horrors of slavery as we honor its victims—it's also about our dedication across the globe to ensure that slavery, and the racism that caused it, is abolished once and for all.
It's National Senior Citizens Day!
First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, National Senior Citizen’s Day takes place on August 21, and honors the senior citizens among us while also seeking to create additional awareness and appreciation for the issues that frequently face older adults, such as those of health, discrimination, and more.