This page is a resource to expand awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the variety of cultural celebrations and reflections observed by members of the Stetson Law community.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15. In addition to commemorating the independence of multiple Latin American countries, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the diversity of cultures and histories throughout Hispanic and Latinx communities.
LGBTQ+ History Month 2022
LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated in the United States from October 1 to October 31 and corresponds with National Coming Out Day on October 11. It also coincides with the first and second historic marches on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights in October 1979 and 1987.
Native American Heritage Month 2022
November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month in both the United States and Canada. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, cultures, and experiences of Native Americans and other indigenous communities.
Veterans Day 2022
Now known as Veterans Day, November 11th was originally Armistice Day in the United States which celebrated the ceasefire between the Allied nations and Germany at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Today, Veterans Day serves as a time to celebrate all military veterans in the United States. Stetson University College of Law thanks all military veterans for their service.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated globally on December 3rd each year. The United Nations proclaimed this annual observance in 1992 to spread awareness of disability justice and address systemic issues that exclude persons with disabilities from society.
Each third Monday in January, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a time to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King, celebrate his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement, as well as honor his altruistic spirit through community service. Dr. King's dream of a better world starts with all of us.
Black History Month
Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February. In 1926, historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded a week to honor African Americans whose contributions had been historically overlooked. Today, Black History Month has grown into a national celebration to honor the historical and present contributions of Black communities and the diversity of traditions, experiences, and cultures.
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month! It is a beautiful moment to celebrate women and their immense contribution to our campus, the legal profession, and our nation. They are leaders and visionaries that have made profound impacts on our society. Explore this webpage to learn more about Women's Herstories and a bit about their impact on our world.