Communications from UNC's Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
April 21, 2023
Earth Day: Invest in our Planet
The theme for Earth Day 2023, "Invest in our Planet," highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. Investing in our planet is necessary to protect it and the best way to pave a path towards a prosperous future. The theme also highlights the need for inclusive and equitable solutions to environmental challenges, ensuring that everyone has an equal voice in protecting our planet.
April 04, 2023
Spring and the vernal equinox usher in many religious holidays, observances, and celebrations for persons around the world. For those of both Jewish and Christian faiths, this is a time of significant meaning and faith with the celebrations of Passover and Easter. For other cultures, the vernal equinox represents a new beginning, growth, and shedding of negativity of the previous year.
March 31, 2023
César Chávez Day
César Chávez, a labor rights activist and civil rights leader, dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of farm workers in the United States. His work has left a lasting impact on American society, and his legacy continues to inspire and empower people today. Chávez's legacy has been felt far beyond the fields of California. His work helped to establish a broader movement for social justice, and his message of nonviolent resistance has inspired countless activists around the world. Chávez also fought for environmental justice, recognizing the connection between the health of the land and the health of the people who work on it.
March 09, 2023
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
One of the primary goals of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is to reduce stigma and misconceptions surrounding developmental disabilities. Individuals with disabilities often face discrimination and social exclusion due to negative stereotypes and assumptions. National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month seeks to challenge these stereotypes and promote a more inclusive and accepting society for individuals with disabilities. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the achievements and contributions of individuals with disabilities in various fields, from arts and sports to business and politics.
February 17, 2023
Shrove Tuesday, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Carnival
Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, and Ash Wednesday are all important cultural and religious events that are celebrated around the world. These festivals have a rich history and cultural significance and are celebrated in different ways by different communities.