ONGOING: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Days
Purchase College, SUNY programs monthly Hunger and Homeless Awareness Days because we will only eradicate hunger and homelessness by building a movement from the ground up - a movement comprised of a diverse population that demands an end to the unnecessary social ills.
Fact: The average age of a homeless person is 9.
SEPTEMBER: Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture.
Fact: 132.8 million is the projected Hispanic population of the United States on July 1, 2050.
OCTOBER: GLBT History Month
GLBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.
Fact: The rainbow flag wasn't used as a symbol for gay pride until 1978.
DECEMBER: AIDS Awareness Candlelight Vigil
The AIDS Candlelight Vigil is meant to meant to honor all those who have been affected by the AIDS pandemic.
Fact: The number of seconds that pass between each new HIV infection worldwide is approximately 12 seconds.
Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Fact: Black Music Composer and Producer, Quincy Jones, is the most Grammy-nominated artist in the history of the awards with 76 nominations and 26 wins.
MARCH: Women's History Month
Women's History Month is an annual declared month in the United States that highlights Women's historic contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Fact: There are 154.7 million women in the United States, 4.1 million more than there are men!
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Fact: The percentage of Asians, age 25 and over, who have a bachelor's degree or higher level of education is %50. Asians have the highest proportion of college graduates of any race or ethnic group in the country.