Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Diversity Events and Awareness

Hello World!
When you think of October, do you think pumpkins, scarecrows, and Halloween? How about money, ergonomics, or bullying prevention? There are many other holidays, observances, and more to be celebrated or undertaken for education and awareness. 

They include:

(World) Blindness Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Financial Planning Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
Intergeneration Month
LGBT History Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

Appreciation and credit for the above list is given to Theta Nu Xi (thanks ladies!). I encourage you to pick one or more of those items for further study! Looking at the list, I see STEM in all those topics in various forms and it reminds me how STEM can be useful in areas outside of STEM! I am also reminded to be grateful for life and be more empathetic to others.
If you know of other October observances, please leave a comment!


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