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October 2020

ODI maintains an online database of diversity-related observances and events for your outreach efforts.  This database links to external information on the Internet.  VA is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these Web sites, and linking to these sites does not constitute endorsement by VA of the sites' sponsors or the information, products, or services they provide.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Italian American Heritage and Culture Month

Polish American Heritage Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Work & Family Month

October 2-9
Sukkot (Judaism)

October 4-10
Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 5-8
Out & Equal Workplace Summit
Las Vegas, NV

October 6
German-American Day

October 9
Leif Erikson Day

October 9-11
Shemini Atzeret (Judaism)

October 10
World Mental Health Day

October 10-11
Simchat Torah (Judaism)

October 11
General Pulaski Memorial Day

October 11
National Coming Out Day

October 12
National Indigenous People’s Day

October 12
Columbus Day

October 15
Blind Americans Equality Day

October 17-18
Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)

October 21
Disability Mentoring Day

October 21
Diversity and Inclusion in VA Council Meeting

October 25
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami/Dasara/Dashain) (Hinduism)

October 31-November 2
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Annual Conference

Lake Buena Vista, FL

October 31
Halloween

October 31-November 1
Samhain (Gaelic)