On behalf of the PLTC DE&I Committee, the following represents a list of notable events for June 2023. While it is not possible to cover every event, our hope is to identify a few that might inform your clinical, supervisory, teaching, and leadership efforts in LTC and other settings where you have influence. We are also attempting to include upcoming training webinars that relate to notable events for the month (see below). As always you are welcome to check out additional DE&I Resources on the PLTC website.
SAGEcare LGBTQ+ Staff development/training – These training courses are designed to be suitable for all levels of LTC employees. A 1-hour training course can be delivered in-person, via a live webinar, or through a digital training platform.
To find out more: LGBTQ+ Training Courses for Your Whole Staff – SAGECare
June 2023 Holidays and Observances:
The month of June is significant for being Pride Month, Caribbean American Heritage Month, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Black Music Month, and PTSD Awareness Month.
June 11th: Race Unity Day (Baha’i) – started by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly in the United States in 1957, but it was known as Race Amity Day until 1965. Its goal is “to promote racial harmony and understanding.”
June 12th: Loving Day – an annual national celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.
June 18th: Father’s Day
June 19th: Juneteenth – Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree.
June 20th: World Refugee Day – The United Nations General Assembly launched the holiday in 2000, and since then, the worldwide community has spent the day focused on ways to improve the lives of refugees.
June 21st: Litha, Summer Solstice (Pagan) – “Litha” is the name given to the Wiccan Sabbat celebrated at the Summer Solstice. This is the longest day and shortest night of the year, marking the pinnacle of the Sun’s power to fuel the growing season.
June 26th-July 1st: The Hajj – the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and that all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime.
June 28th: Eid al-Adha – the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims all over the world as a major holiday for a period of three to four days. The majority of Muslims will attend the special prayers held at different major mosques and Islamic centers.
June 28: Pride Day (LGBTQIAA+) – The day marks the date in history when the first pride march was held in New York City in 1970. However, different communities celebrate Pride Day on different days throughout June.