Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | June 2022


National Loving Day | National Today

Every June 12, we honor the United States Supreme Court’s 1967 decision to strike down laws in several states that banned interracial marriage. The decision was sparked by Loving v. Virginia, a court case involving Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who married in 1958. 


What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? | Hugh Evans – TED

Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes “global citizens,” people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation, or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality, and more.


Focusing On Pride Month | My Veterinary Life – PrideVMC Team

My Veterinary Life hosts are joined by Pride Veterinary Medical Community (Pride VMC) members Dr. Dane Whitaker and Dr. Abby McElroy. Hear their experiences as part of both the LBGTQ+ and veterinary community. They cover everything from pronouns and why they are important to the history of PrideVMC.

Diversity & Inclusion Events | June 2022

Holidays and Celebrations

Month-long Observances | June 2022

  • LGBT Pride
  • Caribbean American Heritage


Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 (Native Americans): The United States granted the right of citizenship to all Native Americans born in the country. However, the right to vote was not granted until 1957.


Loving Day (Black American): The anniversary of a historic court decision for interracial marriage.


Puerto Rican Day Parade (Puerto Rican): The largest demonstration of cultural pride in the U.S., the parade promotes prominent historical figures and seeks to raise awareness of critical issues in the community.


Juneteenth (Black American): Juneteenth marks the anniversary of when African Americans in Texas, the last state with institutional slavery, learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was more than two years after it was initially issued.


Birthday of Helen Keller (People with Disabilities): While known as being both blind and deaf, Keller was one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians and co-founder of the ACLU.