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Initiatives

These celebrations offer opportunities to engage the campus community in celebratory and educational activities that reflect the Cultural Centers on campus.

Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States.  Because of the timing of the bir...

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Latinx in Action Celebration Week

Cesar Chavez Day is March 31st, and to commemorate the life of the Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist the Latinx in ...

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May to commemorate the first immigrants who came from Japan on May ...

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Latinx Heritage Month

At the University of Iowa, Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to November 2nd (Dia de los Muertos). See Events Below:

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LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. It also hon...

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November to showcase the rich culture of the native people of this land as well as honor the American ...

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International Education Week

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways interna...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week

Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthdate has been a tradition at the University of Iowa since 1969, and the national holiday has been ob...

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