The purpose of this calendar is to address and support the diversity of all BCC employees. We recognize that by increasing our understanding of diverse cultures, traditions, values and beliefs we can enhance our relationships with one another and hence, become a culturally responsive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.
How Dates Were Chosen
Due to the extensive number of cultural holidays, dates for this calendar were determined by the following five criteria:
Work In Progress
We ask for your patience in the event that we have missed any important dates that meet the criteria. If you know of another date that meets the above criteria and should be included or if there is a date listed that does not meet the criteria and should not be included, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity at 718.289.5100, Ext. 3494.
We welcome your input. If you know of additional resources, please let us know. Conversely, please inform us of any websites that we may have chosen to explain a particular day, which may be culturally insensitive
Multicultural events on campus
Using this calendar as a tool
- Celebrate heritage or history months or other cultural days with speakers, displays, and special foods.
- Keep these dates in mind when scheduling classes, work, deadlines, meetings, and events.
- Give consideration that a scheduled event might exclude individuals or unintentionally force them to participate in certain events.
When planning lunch meetings and parties, consider that these holidays may be fasting days or involve dietary restrictions. If a dietary restriction is involved, notify coordinators or the cafeteria of dietary options.
Multiple Day Celebration
Some holidays are observed on more than one day and can range from 2-days to a month-long.