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Posted on: June 2, 2022

June 2022 Awareness

For the month of June, the City recognizes the following awareness months and days:

Immigrant Heritage

Immigrant Heritage Month is a celebration recognizing immigrants' remarkable contributions and achievements throughout our nation's history. "The United States is a Nation of immigrants - shaped by the courageous people from around the world who leave their homes, lives, and loved ones to seek refuge and opportunity on our shores. Each generation of immigrants has made our Nation stronger and reaffirmed that diversity is - and always has been - our greatest strength." - President Biden 2022 Immigrant Heritage Month Proclamation

Visit the Warrenville Public Library to view displays and other resources to learn more.

National Caribbean American Heritage 

Caribbean American Heritage Month was established to create and disseminate knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean people to the United States. The celebration of Caribbean American heritage began in June 2005, when the House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the U.S.

Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage

Pride Month 

Pride Month is a month-long observance in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) people—and their history, culture, and contributions. It is not limited to people with these sexualities or gender identities. Pride Month also celebrates and is celebrated by those with a range of other identities considered outside of the cisgender and heterosexual mainstream, including people who are non-binary, asexual, pansexual, aromantic, two-spirit, or who identify in other ways or are questioning their sexual or gender identity or expression. Pride month is often celebrated with parades, picnics, workshops, and other gatherings with displays of pride and expression. 

Learn more about Pride month

Find a Pride festival in Illinois

Juneteenth (June 19)

Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Juneteenth Independence Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In 1865 in Galveston, Texas, federal troops arrived to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. This came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  General Granger's arrival in Galveston signaled freedom for 250,000 enslaved people in Texas. The following year, freedmen organized the first annual celebration of Jubilee Day in Texas on June 19. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Find a Juneteenth celebrations in Illinois

The City's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness Commission (IDEC) welcomes feedback, ideas, and suggestions to further the mission of inclusivity and respect for all in Warrenville. Comments may be submitted to idec@warrenville.il.us.

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