Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"Below is a link listing various Bay Area commemorative events, National Day of Service volunteer opportunities, performances and more."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/datebook.sfchronicle.com/guide/celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-day-2023-with-bay-area-events-and-more/amp

On Monday, January 16, 2023, we recognize and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would be 94 if he were alive today.  Dr. King was a preacher and a tireless advocate for social justice and voter rights. Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech is one that resonates worldwide today as we strive to right the injustices of those without a voice. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, yet his writings and teachings are still relevant today. 

OPEIU 29 General Membership Meeting

OPEIU 29 General Membership Meeting/Area Meeting on January 18, 2023

Click here to register

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October, on October 10 this year, to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. The day is centered around reflecting on their tribal roots and the tragic stories that hurt but strengthened their communities. The day helps as a remedy for the harmful effects of racism in the U.S. and the inaccurate historical facts that have been spread to justify white supremacy and colonization. (INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY - October 10, 2022 - National Today) 

Today, 14 U.S. states celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and not Columbus Day, as well as the District of Columbia. More than 130 cities including Arlington, Amherst, Cambridge, Brookline, Marblehead, Great Barrington, Northampton, Provincetown, Somerville, and Salem also celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Please click the link below for more details on a Sunrise ceremony taking place on Monday, October 10th on Alcatraz.

General Membership Meeting

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the history, cultures and contributions of Latinx Americans whose families and ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month actually began as a commemorative week when it was first introduced in June of 1968 by California Congressman George E. Brown. The push to recognize the contributions of the Latinx community had gained momentum throughout the 1960s when the civil rights movement was at its peak and there was a growing awareness of the United States' multicultural identities.

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