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Thank a Teacher as We Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teachers are some of the most important figures in our daily lives, yet they are too often  underappreciated. Happily, this week, May 8–12, is Teacher Appreciation Week, providing all of us with the chance to celebrate teachers as they deserve!

This week, please take a moment to thank the incredible educators who have helped to change, inspire, and enrich your life. It’s a terrific opportunity to celebrate those who have taught you and your children or loved ones, and who have helped to change your lives.

Find more inspiration on how to thank teachers, including useful links for activities, in our Medium post here!


Striving for a Better World with the International Day of Peace

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.

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Slavery Remembrance Day

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.

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Buffalo Soldiers’ Day

Commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments to include Black Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers' Day is celebrated annually on July 28, honoring the courageous achievements of over 180,000 Black soldiers, many of whom were enslaved people, who fought bravely with the Union during the Civil War.

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