Cultural Calendar: July 2022

 
 
 

All Month

Jul

Disability Pride Month

July is a month for disabled individuals to celebrate and reclaim their visibility in public because people with disabilities are all too often pushed out of public spaces. The month further serves to accept and honor each individual’s uniqueness as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.

All Month

Jul

Black, Indigenous People of Color Mental Health Month

Organized in 2008 by Bebe Moore Campbell, BIPOC Mental Health Month serves to bring awareness to the struggles faced by underrepresented groups in regard to mental illness and health. The theme for 2022 is “Beyond the Numbers,” which focuses on the exploration of nuances and points of uniqueness in BIPOC communities.

04

Jul

Independence Day
This historic holiday celebrates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified on July 4, 1776, and the Thirteen Colonies declaration of independence from the British crown.

08

Jul

Day of Arafat
An Islamic holiday falling on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. The holiest day in the Islamic calendar, it’s the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage.

09

Jul

Eid al-Adha
Spanning from July 9 – 10, Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday which honors Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah’s command.

12

Jul

Malala Day
Malala’s birthday, this day celebrates and salutes the Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai. It takes on additional meaning as a day to continue the fight for women’s education across the globe.

13

Jul

Asalha Puja
Asalha Puja is a Theravāda Buddhist festival which takes place on the full moon of the month of Āsādha. It commemorates Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares, India.

14

Jul

Vassa
Otherwise known in english as the “Rains Retreat” or “Buddhist Lent”, the Vassa is a three-month annual monastic retreat observed by Theraveda practitioners during the monsoon season.

14

Jul

National Non-Binary Day

This day shines a light on individuals who identify as non-binary and celebrates the non-binary community’s rich diversity. Being free to express one’s identity is one of the most important freedoms, and this day is an opportunity to create and protect safe spaces for our non-binary friends, family, and colleagues.

18

Jul

Nelson Mandela International Day
Launched in 2009 to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy and his call for the next generation of leaders to address systemic social injustices. As Mandela said, “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”

26

Jul

Disability Independence Day
George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on this day in 1990. This day now serves as a reminder to ensure that disabled Americans enjoy the same rights as non-disabled individuals.

29

Jul

Hijri New Year
This day signifies the beginning of a new lunar year for the Islamic faith and begins the first day of the month of Muharram.

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Expulsion Notices Must Contain Specifics

School Law FYI | 09.28.22

As the procedural requirements for expulsion are usually the only basis upon which the State Superintendent reverses expulsion orders, school administration should be sure to put sufficient detail in an expulsion notice so there is no question that the student and the family were put on notice of the conduct alleged.