On behalf of PLTC’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (DEI) please see the below select holidays and dates for November 2021 that are important to individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds. We hope you find this November calendar helpful to your work in long-term care and other settings.
November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, also called National Native American Heritage Month or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to give recognition and support to the 78 million people who dedicate their time, often unpaid, caring for a family member in need.
For a free screening of Dr. Jessica Zitter’s Caregiver: A Love Story on November 2, 2021 at 5:30pm CDT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-perspectives-caring-for-caregivers-tickets-185186095597
November is also National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which recognizes those in our communities impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Other month-long commemorations include: Epilepsy Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, COPD Awareness Month, Hunger Awareness Month, and “Movember” (Mustache November) for Men’s Health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide.
Below is a list of other special dates in November 2021:
October 31-November 2: Día de los Muertos
November 7: Birth of Baha’u’llah
November 11: Veterans Day/ Armistice Day
November 16: International Day for Tolerance – A day that promotes respect for diverse religions, languages, cultures, and ethnicities.
November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance – A day to memorialize those murdered as a result of transphobia.
November 25: Thanksgiving
November 28- December 6: Hanukkah