This May, promote self-care and holistic wellness at your workplace, celebrate AAPI culture and heritage, embrace an accessibility-first digital approach, and inspire room for honest conversations at your workplace.
What is the month of May dedicated to?
Mental Health Awareness Month
Break the stigma surrounding mental health by championing the efforts of mentally disabled people, addressing stress and anxiety in the workplace, and encouraging employees to build boundaries to prioritize self-care and holistic wellness.
Looking to engage your team in some fun activities that promote mental well-being? check out our campaign for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have contributed immensely to the USA's history, culture, and success. Celebrate their heritage, culture, and resilience this month at your workplace.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Over 1 billion people worldwide have been documented with diverse disabilities which prevent their access to the digital world. Promote accessibility within your workplace by providing a first-rate digital experience to every employee and consumer alike.
Here are more upcoming DEI campaigns in May:
- Better Hearing & Speech Month
- Menstrual Hygiene Day
- World Hunger Day
- Memorial Day
May 1st is dedicated to Global Love Day to encourage spreading love and peace across identities. Founded by the Love Foundation, it's celebrated worldwide to forge bonds of unity, strength, and diversity. This is a great medium for building positive behavioral change and imbibing kindness and empathy in our actions.
Diversity Activities for May
Here are some fun and impactful activities DE&I teams can organize to celebrate this diversity month:
- Host a weekly Sports Social for a month, where every employee can talk about the sport they grew up with or their national sport! We suggest Wednesday/Thursday for the best engagement.
- Have a pair-and-share session, where people can split into small groups and ask them to find 4 similar and contrasting things among themselves. It helps in building common ground and embracing diversity within the workplace.
- Celebrate diverse holidays from different cultures, ethnicities, and identities - Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa - to foster an inclusive culture and show your employee how deeply they're valued.
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