WORD OF THE MONTH: ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance: the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable.
Sample sentence: The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. (Sentence.dict.com)
OCTOBER CELEBRATIONS: FILIPINO-AMERICAN, HISPANIC, AND LGBT HISTORY MONTH(S)
HISPANIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is when we recognize the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States, celebrating their heritage and culture. It was first celebrated for a week, enacted by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. In 1988, it was expanded for a full 30 days, beginning on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries.
FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
Filipino American History Month was established by the Filipino American National Historical Society in the year 1988. In 2009, it became a nationally recognized celebration in the U.S.
LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH
LGBTQ History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements first celebrated in 1994. In the United States, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11.