Heritage and History Months and Holidays

Heritage and History Months and Holidays at UC Berkeley serve as platforms to honor and celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures, histories, and identities within our community. These initiatives are guided by a framework anchored in equity and inclusion, ensuring alignment with campus values and goals. Through CalMessages, webpages, and newsletters, the campus disseminates information, fosters dialogue, and promotes engagement. By acknowledging and celebrating diverse heritage and history, UC Berkeley cultivates an inclusive environment where all members feel valued and represented.

Wishing you a meaningful recognition of all holidays, celebrations, and remembrances that are occurring this year.

April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month

April 1, 2024

Dear campus community,

April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month, also known as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Before sharing resources, insights, and calls to action, affirming the survivors in our community must come first: Your well-being, dignity, and sense of belonging matter deeply to us, and you are valued members of the UC Berkeley community.

Nationally, this month’s theme...

Arab American Heritage Month

Honoring National Arab American Heritage Month - articles, events, resources, and more.

Jewish American Heritage Month

A curated page set up to honor and commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month - E&I message, articles, events, suggested readings

Arab American Heritage Month 2023

April 3, 2023

Dear Campus Community,

During the month of April, we invite you to join us in celebrating and elevating National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM), which focuses on the expansive cultures, lineages, and futures of this country’s 3.7 million Arab Americans. In 2022, after years of organizing and advocacy by Arab American people and communities who wanted to formally mark the long and abundant history of Arab Americans, the U.S. Department of State officially recognized April as NAAHM.

Arab Americans trace their ancestry to one of ...