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15 Jun Celebrating Pride Month, part 3

Gay pride festivals and gay pride parades are a fantastic chance for the LGBTQ community to come together and celebrate pride and culture with the gay pride flag flying high. But gay pride events also offer an important chance to the LGBTQ community to demonstrate for rights such as same-sex marriage and equality, and honor those who came before us and fought for our rights to celebrate LGBT pride - with pride. (source) Want to find out what is going on in your neck of the woods?  Click here for that! Join data2insight as we continue to celebrate Pride this month!...

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08 Jun Celebrating Pride Month, part 2

Did you know the history behind how Pride month began? On a hot summer’s night in New York on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson — leading the movement to continue over six days with protests and clashes. The message was clear; protestors demanded the establishment of places where LGBT+ people could go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest. (source) Pride Month is largely credited as being started by bisexual activist, Brenda Howard. Known as, “The Mother of Pride,” a year after the Stonewall Riots, Brenda organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade. (source) Bill Clinton was the first US President to officially recognize Pride Month in 1999 and 2000. Then, from 2009 to 2016, Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month.(source) Learn more about the history of Pride month here. Join data2insight as we continue to celebrate Pride this month!...

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01 Jun Celebrating Pride Month

Pride is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ identity and the freedom, beauty and wonder that comes from simply loving who you want to love, no matter how you express your gender. LGBTQIA+ Pride is meant to celebrate the dignity and joy in representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary, non-conforming and pansexual persons, as well as anyone else who doesn’t necessarily fit into cisgender and heteronormative boxes. The term “pride” is a deliberate one, as it directly counters the feelings of shame and guilt, as well as the stigma that is often slapped onto LGBTQIA+-identifying people. (source) Pride Month, which usually sees calendars filled with festivals and in-person gatherings, offers the chance for millions within the community and their allies to gather and celebrate being out and proud. Pride will march on this year, just to a different tune. Thanks to a slew of events taking place online, the LGBTQ community will still be able to connect to celebrate its resilience, diversity and history.  (source) Join data2insight as we work to find new virtual ways to celebrate Pride Month.  Check out this list of some events from around the world....

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25 May Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, part 4

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, the Society of Women Engineers has been highlighting technical and industry leaders in their Asian Connections Affinity Group. The Society of Women Engineers is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. Part 1 of the series highlights Tuyet-Hanh Schnell (Lead Member Engineering Staff at Lockheed Martin Corporation), Vanessa Li (Technical Manager at Novelis, Inc.), and Priya Sumal (Senior Manager, GPUSW Test Engineering Mac HW). ...

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18 May Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, part 3

Data2insight is always looking for ways to help commemorate such a month.  We’ve searched the internet and found some great ways that you, too, can participate in celebrating the Asian/Pacific American Heritage: Insider staff at organizations that represent, support, and serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US provided their recommendations for must-read books sharing the experiences of AAPI people in America. Billboard can exclusively share the first details on Spotify’s plans for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month that launches today, May 4, with "Our Roots. Our Sound." The campaign kicks off with the Amplify: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month hub that highlights playlists, podcasts and other listening experiences from those established and rising in the community. PBS Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month with Documentary Series.  Produced for PBS, the series explores over 150 years of Asian-American history from when the Chinese first worked on the railroads to today.  Premieres on PBS on May 11. ...

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11 May Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, part 2

Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today.  May 2020 Monthly Theme: Commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. NPS parks, programs, and partners can highlight the stories of the triumphs, perseverance, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as we also recognize how people of today continue to share and preserve their natural and cultural heritage. (source) Join data2insight as we check out the National Park Service’s activities in celebration of Asian/Pacific Heritage month....

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04 May Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, part 1

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). (source) The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. (source) Join data2insight as we celebrate Asian/Pacific Heritage Month....

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20 Apr Celebrating Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22 of every year. April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.  The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Check out the interactive map here to find out how you can join data2insight and help this year for Earth Day!...

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