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Notable International and National Human Rights Events for the Month

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

Native American Heritage Month
Celebrates and honors the history and culture of Native Americans in the United States.

November 2 - International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
A day to emphasize that information is essential for decision making, whether it be economic, social or political. Information is the cornerstone for democracy, good government and effective institutions. During the past decade, 700 journalists have been killed worldwide.

November 9 - Day against Racism
A call for global action against intolerance and its attendant violence, as well as enhancement of communal and national tolerance, fairness, and mutual respect.

November 13 - World Kindness Day
Calls for deliberate efforts to treat others with kindness and even to exceed the rights which people can expect or hope to be honored in their relationships with others.

November 16 - International Day for Tolerance
Emphasizes the dangers of intolerance and is a call for action for the advancement of human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, as well as a day to encourage tolerance, respectful dialogue and cooperation among different cultures and peoples.

November 20 - Universal Children’s Day
The world-wide day for promoting mutual exchange and understanding among children and for initiating action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.

November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
A day for emphasizing awareness that violence against women is a preventable human rights violation based on discrimination against women and a perception of inequalities between men and women.
November 25- Thanksgiving Day – Fol

November 25 - Thanksgiving Day
Following a 19th Century tradition, this day commemorates the Pilgrim’s harvest feast in the autumn of 1621 and their successful interdependence with Native Americans that made the feast possible.

Diversity Holidays for the Month

Information from Diversity Resources.

November - American Heritage Month
Promotes knowledge of and respect for different cultures.

November - Movember
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at

October 31 to November 2 - All Saints Day/All Souls Day/Día de los Muertos
Christian holidays, and the Mexican/Aztec descendent thereof

November 4 - Hindu: Diwali
A key Hindu celebration, in praise of diverse deities

November 16 - United Nations: International Day for Tolerance
Promotes respect for diverse religions, languages, cultures, and ethnicities

November 16 - Dutch American Heritage Day

November 20 - LGBTQ+: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Memorializes those murdered as a result of transphobia

November 28 to December 6 - Jewish: Hanukkah
Honors the Jewish triumph over Syrian Greeks as well as Jewish independence