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Newsletter | Summer 2021 | South Central MIRECC

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Calendar of Events July-September 2021

Here’s this quarter’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) calendar of events for VA-recognized holidays and months. We also highlight DEI training in VA and beyond that may be of interest to readers.


  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • 7/2 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Passed
  • 7/26 – Americans with Disabilities Act Day


  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • 8/1-8/7 – Assistance Dog Week
  • 8/8-8/13 – National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New York, NY
  • 8/11 & 8/12 (repeat) – SC MIRECC CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds on Expanding the Ability to Conceptualize and Converse About Race in Mental Health Settings (visit our website at the beginning of August for registration information)
  • 8/14 – Navajo Code Talkers Day (Navajo Nation)
  • 8/26 – Women’s Equality Day
  • 8/28 – March on Washington, “I Have a Dream” Speech (1963)


  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • 9/12-9/17 – National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 9/25 – Disabled American Veterans Established in 1920
  • 9/29 – National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Last updated: July 28, 2021