Social Justice Calendar

I have drawn the 62 entries in this draft social justice calendar from several sources over the course of 2013. The entries are mostly recognized internationally, but some are specific to Australia. The calendar will need fine-tuning over 2014 as there may, for example, be some entries for which the date varies from year to year. There may also be entries that need to be added, deleted, or modified. Contributions and suggested changes are most welcome and can be made at the end of the post.

JANUARY

  • 11 Jan: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • 26 Jan: Survival Day/Invasion Day (Australia Day)
  • 27 Jan: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 31 Jan: Street Children’s Day

FEBRUARY

  • 06 Feb: Int Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • 20 Feb: World Day of Social Justice
  • 22 Feb: World Thinking Day

MARCH

  • 08 Mar: International Women’s Day
  • 21 Mar: Harmony Day; Int Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 22 Mar: World Day for Water

APRIL

  • April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
  • April: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • 1 Apr: Youth Homelessness Matters Day
  • 2 Apr: Sexual Assault Day of Action
  • 7 Apr: World Health Day

MAY

  • 03 May: World Press Freedom Day
  • 17 May: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  • 21 May: World Day of Cultural Diversity
  • 22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 26 May: Sorry Day (Australia)
  • 27 May: Reconciliation Week (Australia, to 3 June)
  • 28 May: Amnesty International Birthday (1961)

JUNE

  • 03 June: Mabo Day (Australia)
  • 04 June: International Day of Children Victims of Aggression
  • 05 June: World Environment Day
  • 17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • 20 June: World Refugee Day
  • 26 June: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

JULY

  • July: NAIDOC Week (Aus, first full week, 6 July to 13 incl 2014)
  • 18 July: Mandela Day (18 July 1918 to 5 December 2013)

AUGUST

  • 04 Aug: (or closest Sun) NAICD (Nat. Abo. and Isl. Children’s Day)
  • 09 Aug: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • 23 Aug: Int Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and Abolition
  • 28 Aug: MLK Jr. ‘I have a dream’, March on Washington (1963)

SEPTEMBER

  • 03 Sep: Equal Pay Day
  • 07 Sep: Endangered Species Day
  • 08 Sep: International Literacy Day
  • 16 Sep: Int Day for Preservation Ozone Layer
  • 21 Sep: International Day of Peace

OCTOBER

  • October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • 01 Oct: International Day of Older Persons
  • 05 Oct: Mental Illness Awareness Week (to 11 Oct)
  • 10 Oct: World Mental Health Day
  • 10 Oct: World Day Against the Death Penalty
  • 11 Oct: Coming Out Day
  • 13 Oct: Anti-Poverty Week (to 19 Oct)
  • 16 Oct: World Food Day
  • 17 Oct: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October: (third week) Free Speech Week

NOVEMBER

  • November: Social Justice Month
  • 06 Nov: Int Day for Preventing Environmental Exploitation in War
  • 09 Nov: World Freedom Day
  • 16 Nov: International Day for Tolerance
  • 20 Nov: Universal Children’s Day
  • 25 Nov: White Ribbon Day; Int Day Elim Violence Against Women
  • 29 Nov: Int Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

DECEMBER

  • 01 Dec: World AIDS Day
  • 01 Dec: Rosa Parks Day
  • 02 Dec: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 03 Dec: International Day of People with Disabilities
  • 10 Dec: Human Rights Day
  • 20 Dec: International Human Solidarity Day

Written By Joan Beckwith, PhD

Social Justice Calendar was originally published @ 2020 Social Justice and has been syndicated with permission.

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