Let July be the gateway for discourse surrounding racism, disability, queerness, religion, history, and freedom at your workplace. Build an environment that fosters the collective and holistic growth of all your employees.
What is the month of July dedicated to?
International Nelson Mandela Day
Mandela Day serves as an opportunity for workplaces to recognize opportunities for collaborative efforts that help confront social evils. It encourages employees to work together to build an equitable world. Take the first step to ensuring an inclusive workplace culture through purposeful employee engagement activities.
Independence Day (USA)
Festivals, fireworks, and freedom — Independence Day celebrates the heart and joy of being an American. Strive for balance, acknowledge the good and bad of American History, spread awareness, and organize activities that celebrate everyone’s American identity inclusively.
Here are more upcoming DE&I campaigns in July:
- Muharram - Islamic New Year
- World Population Day
- Disability Pride Month
Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? Destress together, have a book reading session, or play board games. Have a mid-week feast at your local park with your team, with charcuterie boards of fruits, cheese, ham, and fun!
Diversity Activities for July
Here are some fun and impactful activities DE&I teams can organize to celebrate this diversity month:
- Draw up a Bingo with 1 free space and 24 words/phrases and host an Independence Day Bingo party! This can include terms people have to be familiar with, situations they may face, or habits they may harbor.
- Get a Gender-Neutral Jar: Imbibe inclusive language at your work by keeping it light. A good example is avoiding using "guys" to address a group; whoever does it has to write their name on a slip of paper and jar it.
- Hang a Snapshots Board! This can include photos of all the employees at different professional events & settings or personal mementos they like bringing to work. It's a launchpad for diverse perspectives, memories, experiences, and many conversations.
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