Native American Heritage Month

Twelve Women to Know for Native American Heritage Month – Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum
Native Women’s History Month – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
App of global maps of Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages – Learn about whose Indigenous land you are on – Native Land Digital (Canada)
How To Honor Native American Heritage Month At Work – Krafty Lab Blog
Nine Indigenous climate activists you should know about – Arcadia Blog
Celebrate Native American Heritage – U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs
Native American Heritage Month Resources – Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)
Book List: Native Americans (Non-Fiction) – Los Angeles Public Library
Indigenous Rights: The woman setting the record straight on Native American history – Al Jazeera
Our Bodies, Our Stories – Urban Indian Health Institute – A division of Seattle Indian Health Board
Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Crisis – U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs
NIJ Recently Released Research on Violence Against American Indian Women: Key Findings – National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center – Restoration Magazine

Diabetes and Women

“How is diabetes different for women than it is for men? Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Women are also at higher risk of other diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney disease, and depression.
Not only is diabetes different for women, it’s different among women—African American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander women are more likely to have diabetes than white women.” — CDC

Diabetes and Women – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Diabetes – World Health Organization (WHO)
How Diabetes Affects Women Differently Than Men – Obstetricians & Gynecologists, P.C.
Menstruation Linked to Underdiagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes? – Medscape
Diabetes – American Stroke Association
Diabetes – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services OASH | Office on Women’s Health 
Women and Diabetes – Food and Drug (FDA)
Diabetes and Heart Disease in Women – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Three ways diabetes is different for women – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – Center for Women’s Health
Diabetes and Women – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Early Signs of Diabetes in Women – Hackensack Meridian Health

Abuser / Batterer Intervention

Domestic Violence Offender Counseling – NYC Power and Control Program
Family Assessment Program – Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Accountability Programs for Those Who Harm – NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (Manual) – US Dept. of Health & Human Services – Administration for Children and Families
Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) – Urban Resource Institute (URI)
Domestic Abuse & Batterers’ Intervention – Comprehensive Therapeutic Services (CTS)
Community Empowerment Program – Connect Men – Connect, Inc. – Safe Families, Peaceful Communities
Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) Brooklyn & Staten Island – EAC Network

Resources for survivors and their allies

CWNY’s list of resources on Domestic Violence Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s Interview with a Hairstylist on Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals – CWNY Podcast
CWNY’s list of resources on Intimate Partner Violence Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Stalking Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

“Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare tumors that begin during a pregnancy.  These tumors start in the cells that would normally develop into the placenta, which connects the fetus to the uterus.” – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) – Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment – info for patients – National Cancer Institute

CWNY’s list of resources on Gynecologic Cancers – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

Overdose Awareness

“International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.” — CDC

“The IOAD 2023 theme ‘Recognizing those people who go unseen’ is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis.” — Penington Institute

Penington Institute
International Overdose Awareness Day: 31st August
Overdose Basics

International Overdose Awareness Day Partner Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Statement from ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta Regarding White House Meeting on Increasing Access and Affordability of FDA-Approved Overdose Reversal Medications –
Heroin and Opioid Awareness – U.S. Department of Justice
Campus Drug Prevention – – US Drug Enforcement Administration
Dangers & Side Effects of Mixing Valium & Alcohol or Drugs – American Addiction Centers  
Overdose Awareness Walk – Event – Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition Inc
Overdose Awareness Day – Event – Friends of Recovery Rockland, Inc.

July is Disability Pride Month

“Disability Pride Month celebrates disabled persons embracing their disabilities as integral parts of who they are, reclaiming visibility in public and interacting fully with their disabilities out in the open, and rejecting shame and internalized ableism. It is a time for the disability community to come together, uplift, and amplify one another’s voices and be heard. Disability pride has been described as ‘accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.’
Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July. Disability Pride initially started as a day of celebration in 1990—the year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. That same year, Boston held the first Disability Pride Day. The first official celebration of Disability Pride Month occurred in July 2015, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the ADA. Since then, cities across the country have celebrated disability pride month with parades and other festivities.” — American Bar Association

Americans with Disabilities Act – – U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division
Celebrating Disability Pride Month – American Bar Association
Celebrate Disability Pride Month with us in July! – Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Celebrate Disability Pride at Disability Unite Festival 2023! – Disability Unite
Disability Pride Month Programs July 11-15, 2023 – Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Autism Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
CWNY’s resources on Disability Employment – Center for the Women of New
York (CWNY)

Purposeful Parenting Month

“Positive parenting leads to positive futures for generations to come.” — American SPCC

Purposeful Parenting Month: A Time to Learn and Grow – Kars4Kids
LIPI Promotes the Pillars of Purposeful Parenting – EAC Network
National Purposeful Parenting Month – Capital Women’s Care
The 6 P’s of Purposeful Parenting – American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC)
Purposeful Parenting: What can you accomplish? – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Natural Strength Parenting – Uncovering the Strengths of all Children with a Mindful Framework for Intentional Growth – Beech Acres Parenting Center
Parenting and Caregiving Styles – Child Care Answers

First Women’s Rights Convention – Seneca Falls, NY: July 19-20, 1848

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott met “in London at the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There, the two were brought to the women’s only section and were not allowed to sit or speak at the event. This event and the outrage it inspired led to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.” – National Constitution Center

“On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two-day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.” – Library of Congress

Today in History – July 19 – The Seneca Falls Convention – Library of Congress
On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins – National Constitution Center
Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY – University of Rochester – Susan B. Anthony Center
Seneca Falls Convention – History
Women’s Rights – The First Women’s Rights Convention – National Park Service
Women’s Suffrage Timeline – American Bar Association
The Call for Suffrage at the Seneca Falls Meeting – National Women’s History Museum
Women’s Suffrage in New York State – NY Assembly
Signatures to the “Declaration of Sentiments” – United States Census Bureau
On This Day: Seneca Falls Convention (6 video clips) – C-SPAN Classroom

“Not for Ourselves Alone” – Film by Ken Burns & Paul Barnes (4 video clips)
Women’s Suffrage Biography – Background for “Not for Ourselves Alone”

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Updated: March 1, 2024

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture. – Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

FAPAC is proud to select the theme for the observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2023 is Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity. – Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2023 – United States® Census Bureau
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – National Park Service (NPS) Commemorations and Celebrations
Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – American Bar Association (ABA)
The story behind Asian Pacific American Heritage, and why it’s celebrated in May –
Free to Use and Reuse: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Library of Congress
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023 – PBS Western Reserve
Conversations with…Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Asia Society – New York
New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Women of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage – Library of Congress
Twelve Asian American and Pacific Islander Women to Know – Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum
Inspiring Asian Woman – Good Housekeeping
Incredible AAPI Women – Prevention
4 Asian-American Women Who Changed History – Teen Vogue
Stop Asian Hate – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY) Resources