30 Years, Now & Always

For 30 years, OCHR has been no stranger to resolving conflicts, facing down hate or leveling the playing field. Join us for a year-long celebration with events and dialogues on race relations.

 

Upcoming Events

Aug
6
Fri
all-day Voting Act of 1965 Signed
Voting Act of 1965 Signed
Aug 6 all-day
Voting Act of 1965 Signed
August 6, 1965: President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent the use of literacy tests as a voting requirement. It also allowed federal examiners to review voter qualifications and federal observers to monitor polling places.
Aug
12
Thu
all-day International Youth Day
International Youth Day
Aug 12 all-day
International Youth Day
In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural
Aug
18
Wed
all-day 19th Amendment (Giving Women the...
19th Amendment (Giving Women the...
Aug 18 all-day
19th Amendment (Giving Women the Vote) Ratified (1920)
Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibited any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. Immediately, it granted 26 million women (half of the population at the time) the right to vote. Learn more
Aug
19
Thu
all-day World Humanitarian Day (UN)
World Humanitarian Day (UN)
Aug 19 all-day
World Humanitarian Day (UN)
Celebrated every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day is directed towards honoring humanitarian efforts worldwide and propagating the idea of supporting people in crisis. On this day, OCHA advocates on behalf of the entire humanitarian community. World Humanitarian Day 2020 Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented needs and growing insecurity, aid workers and health-care responders are staying and delivering to
Aug
23
Mon
all-day International Day for the Rememb...
International Day for the Rememb...
Aug 23 all-day
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23 is UNESCO’S International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This day pays tribute to all those who fought for freedom, and, in their name, to continue teaching about their story and the values therein. Today is meant to inspire us in the fight against all forms of servitude, racism, prejudice, racial discrimination and

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