Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Director:

Carmetta Joyner

Committee Purpose:

To ensure the FPA of SF is working to enhance the profession by educating members and seeking more diverse individuals to join the profession.

Upcoming Events:

Sep 2021

Date/Time Event
09/15/2021 - 10/15/2021
12:00 am
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

09/20/2021 - 09/27/2021
12:00 am
Sukkot

Sukkot, a seven-day Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest.

09/22/2021
12:00 am
Ostara Mabon

Ostara Mabon, a celebration of the vernal equinox commemorated by Pagans and Wiccans.

09/24/2021
12:00 am
Native American Day

Native American Day, a Federal holiday observed annually on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California and Nevada and on the second Monday in October in South Dakota and Oklahoma, United States.

09/27/2021
12:00 am
Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross)

Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross), a day that commemorates the cross used in the Crucifixion of Jesus in some Christian denominations.

09/27/2021
12:00 am
Meskel

Meskel, religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox churches that commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by the Roman Empress, Helena, in the fourth century.

09/27/2021 - 09/29/2021
6:58 pm - 6:55 pm
Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret, a Jewish holiday also known as The Eighth (Day) of Assembly, takes place the day after the Sukkot festival, where gratitude for the fall harvest is deeply internalized.

09/28/2021
12:00 am
Teacher’s Day in Taiwan

Teacher’s Day in Taiwan. This day is used to honor teachers’ contributions to their students and to society in general. People often express their gratitude to their teachers by paying them a visit or sending them a card. This date was chosen to commemorate the birth of Confucius, the model master educator in ancient China.

09/28/2021 - 09/29/2021
7:57 pm - 7:55 pm
Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, a Jewish holiday, marks the end of the weekly readings of the Torah. The holy book is read from chapter one of Genesis to Deuteronomy 34 and then back to chapter one again, in acknowledgement of the words of the Torah being a circle, a never-ending cycle.

09/29/2021
12:00 am
Michaelmas

Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is a minor Christian festival dedicated to Archangel Michael that is observed in some Western liturgical calendars.

 

Knowledge Circle Events that may include diversity and inclusion topics: https://connect.onefpa.org/events/calendar 

Goals for the Year:

Assist all other committees with their goals for the year and build a committee.

Volunteer Opportunities:

None at the moment, but open to ideas!