Woodbury University is committed to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses and is working to ensure every member of our community sees themselves reflected. Each month, this will be a dedicated space highlighting the achievements and contributions of each community or cause being recognized that month.
In the month of May, we are celebrating both Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness month! Learn more about each cause below.
In 1990, May was selected as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to acknowledge the first Japanese immigrant to arrive in America (May 7, 1843), as well as, is the anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad (May 10, 1869) which was completed using Chinese labor. Learn more using the links below.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on everyone’s mental health, it is important now more than ever to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles and encourage individuals to seek out the help they need.
For more information regarding Mental Health Awareness Month, visit https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month.
Each month after we highlight a new community or cause, that content will be moved to a permanent home here.
Within the linked pages, you will still be able to find resources to learn more, student and alumni stories, resources, past events, and more.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
For more information regarding Black History Month, visit “Black History Month” at History.com
Check out resources, past events, and student and alumni stores below.
Woodbury University is committed to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses and is working to ensure every member of our community sees themselves reflected. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we honor all of the women in our community, past and present, and those who have promoted women’s advancement.