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Notable International and National Human Rights Events and Diversity Holidays for the Month

Information from a calendar of annual human rights observances on the Morgantown City website and from Diversity Resources.

July 2 - Birthday of Thurgood Marshall (Black American)
Well-known as a civil rights activist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

July 4 - Independence Day
Anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776 which led to the creation of a new union and new rights for citizens.

July 6 - Birthday of 14th Dalai Lama (Tibetan)
Happy Birthday to a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Tibet’s leader in exile!

July 6 - Birthday of Frida Kahlo (Women, Mexican)
One of the most recognizable painters of the 20th century.

July 11 - World Population Day
Emphasizes awareness that the world’s #1 problem is too many people using too many resources and creating too much unsustainable waste. Excesses impact current climate, energy, and support systems.

July 18 - Birthday of Nelson Mandela (South African)
Civil rights leader for South Africa, and the country’s first black president.

July 26 - ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Day
Commemorates the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Religious Holidays for the Month

Information from a calendar of diversity events from Diversity Resources.

July 7 - The Hajj (Islamic)
Annual pilgrimage to Mecca, that all Muslims must take at least once in their lives.

July 25 - Pioneer Day (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) observed
Utah official holiday marking the arrival of LDS church founder Brigham Young arriving to the Salt Lake area.