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October | Issue 9
The Curb-Cut Effect

There’s an ingrained societal suspicion that intentionally supporting one group hurts another. That equity is a zero sum game. In fact, when the nation targets support where it is needed most—when we create the circumstances that allow those who have been left behind to participate and contribute fully—everyone wins. The corollary is also true: When we ignore the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us, those challenges, magnified many times over, become a drag on economic growth, prosperity, and national well-being.

Inclusive Media
The Danger of a Single Story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Month-Long Observances

  •  Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  •  Bullying Prevention Month
  •  Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  •  Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  •  Filipino-American Heritage Month
  •  Italian-American Heritage Month
  •  LGBTQ History Month
  •  National Work and Family Month
  •  Polish-American Heritage Month
  •  Family History Month
Important Dates to Remember

  • 10/2  International Day of Nonviolence
  • 10/6 – Navrati begins (Hindu)
  • 10/10 – World Mental Health Day
  • 10/11 – National Coming Out Day (LGBTQIAA+)
  • 10/11 – National Native American Day
  • 10/15 – White Cane Safety Day (Blind awareness)
  • 10/ 17 Spirit Day (LGBTQIAA+ anti-bullying)
  • 10/19 – Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Muslim)
  • 10/20 – Sikh Holy Day (birth of Guru Granth)
  • 10/22 – International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • 10/ 31 – Dia de los Muertos begins