Heritage or history month celebrations are important on a college campus as they help to provide a space to teach and learn about the too-often neglected other stories that make up our nation’s cultural and diverse history. While we hope that contributions made by all groups of people are acknowledged throughout the year, heritage/history months provide the opportunity to reflect and recognize the complexities and richness of each culture or group. Heritage/history month recognitions do not to attempt to address these complexities, but rather provide us with a moment to learn and celebrate the more visible and known aspects of a group’s culture, but more importantly to let our colleagues and students know that we value their culture or group’s contributions.
We invite you to take the opportunity during each history/heritage month to show colleagues and students that you are aware of the importance of their stories within the greater American narrative:
- Attend a campus event.
- Visit the display at Ingram Library.
- Better yet, integrate aspects of the culture or group that is being recognized in your everyday programming or work.
UWG celebrates each of the following heritage or history month.
Please check here for upcoming heritage/history recognition at UWG.
- September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
- October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month on College campuses and coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11.
- October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
- November is Native American Heritage Month.
- February is African American History Month.
- March is Women’s History Month.
- May is Older Americans Awareness Month.
- May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month.