April Diversity Calendar

On behalf of the PLTC DE& I Committee, please see a list of April diversity holidays below.

In light of the ongoing George Floyd trial in Minnesota and heightened concerns about the growing violence toward Asian American and Pacific Islander older adults (and AAPI women), the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee of PLTC humbly continues our monthly sharing of notable dates important to diverse groups whom we work with and among.

Our sincere hope is that knowledge of the following APRIL holidays and celebrations may enhance our clinical impact with patients and their families, may drive increased tolerance in our local communities, and may contribute to continuous improvement in workplace equity needs across our various occupational settings.  Thank you for being courageous advocates who work to promote safe and contemplative spaces where all members of our human family can be heard and supported and where all people have the chance to learn and grow. 

APRIL Month Long – Celebrate Diversity Month

APRIL Month Long – Arab-American Heritage Month

APRIL Month Long – Autism Awareness Month

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

April 4 – Easter (Christian)

April 7-8 – Yom HaShoah (Isreal’s day of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust)

April 12 – Ramadan begins (Islam)

April 12 – Hindu New Year

April 20 – Start of Rivdan (Baha’i)

April 22 – Earth Day

April 23 – National Day of Silence (LGBTQIAA+)

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