• Cultural Calendar
Global Diversity Awareness Month

October means that it’s Global Diversity Month, which provides the opportunity to celebrate the melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities in America, as well as the vibrant and rich assortment of ethnicities, cultures, heritages, abilities, and experiences that make up our world beyond. As we continue to strive for a multicultural and antiracist world, this month offers the opportunity for each of us to work toward a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable world where all people are welcomed and respected.

As we celebrate Global Diversity Awareness in October, let’s also celebrate Filipino American History Month and the Filipino Americans who are the second-largest Asian American group in the nation. An additional opportunity to honor diversity this month occurred on Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 10. Taking place on the second Monday of October each year, this day provided an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the culture and history of the indigenous American peoples, as well.

Learn more about Global Diversity Month at:

Global Diversity Awareness Month (The Diversity Movement)


Observing Wounded Knee Day

Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

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Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

With over 9 million Native Americans in the United States today, from over 500 different federally recognized tribes, and with 29 of those tribes within the state of Washington. PSESD is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) and pay tribute to the diversity, rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans in our districts. 

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