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Notable International and National Events for the Month

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 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 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.

Diversity Holidays for the Month

Information from Diversity Resources.

July 2: Black American
Thurgood Marshall – birthday of the civil rights leader and first Black Supreme Court justice

July 6: Tibetan
4th Dalai Lama – marks the birth of Tibet’s leader in exile, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

July 6: Women, Mexican
Frida Kahlo – birthday of painter, one of the best-known artists of the 20th century

July 17: Islamic
The Hajj – annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, required by all able Muslims at least once in their lifetime

July18: South African
Nelson Mandela – birthday of civil rights leader, and South Africa’s first black president

July 24: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pioneer Day – official holiday celebrated in Utah, marking the arrival of founder Brigham Young in the Salt Lake area

July 26: Americans with Disabilities Act
The Act outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities