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USDA Observances

President Joe Biden’s Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021

LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021 Poster (PDF, 605 KB)

The Lavender Scare (PDF, 136 KB)

2021 LGBTQ+ MISSION AREA OBSERVANCES LIST FOR FY 2021 (PDF, 370 KB)

Date

Agency

Event Description

June 2nd

ARS-Northeast Area Field Organization

LGBTQ+ observance. Literature Distribution on topic entitled “Inequalities for LGBTQ in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”

June 7th

Equality USDA

“THE LAVENDER SCARE” Virtual Screening

June 7-13, 2021

www.thelavenderscare.com/equality

password: equality

June 7th

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

LGBTQ Pride Month: Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic no face-to-face activities have been scheduled. OIG will dedicate a blog post in celebration of the LGBTQ Pride Month. The blog post will include online resources that employees can access in observance of this celebration.

June 10th

APHIS

Guest Speaker: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Thursday June 10th 11am-12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time

June 16th

FS

FS Proud Outside: Proud to be Who WE are

Screening of short film Venture Out and a virtual panel discussion with representatives of LGBT+ Outdoors and The Venture Out Project along with FS employees from the recreation field.

June 16th

FNCS

FNCS National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Others (LGBTQ+) Observance

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Topic: LGBTQ+ Body. Mind. Spirit; Mind. Spirit; Food Insecurity in the Transgender Community

Opening Remarks Guest Speaker (recorded): Dr. Rachel Levine, HHS Assistant Secretary, Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 

Guest Speaker: Tyrone Hanley, Senior Policy Counsel, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, D.C.

Guest Speaker: Alexis Blackmon, Director of Government Affairs, Casa Ruby, Washington, D.C.

June 17th

ARS-Office of Outreach, Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Agency-wide LGBTQ+ observance panel discussion. Topic and speaker TBD

June 18th

ARS-Southeast Area Field Organization

Juneteenth event: Topic “Celebrating the Ending of Slavery in the United States”

Speakers: N/A

 

June 18th

ARS-Southeast Area Field Organization

Metcalf Institute Annual Public Lecture Series @ URI
(Kingston, Rhode Island).

Topic “An Integrated Approach to Energy Justice”

Speakers: Adenike Adeyeye (Union of Concerned Scientists),
Dominic Bednar (University of Michigan),
Aaron Ng (US Department of Energy)

June 22nd

FSIS

Presentation by Equality USDA on Pronouns in the Workplace

June 23rd

NASS (multi-agency)

In partnership with Equality USDA. Randi Johnson from NIFA will present on Pronouns Training.

June 24th

USDA
Department wide

Theme: “Progress in Action”

June 28th

RD

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Training conducted by OGC.

June 29th

FAS OCR

Pride Month Celebration - Guest Speaker, Phil Karsting;
www.allgov.com/officials/karsting-phil?officialid=30062

 

June 30th

FS

Fostering Unity and Allies for LGBTQIA+ and Minority Identity Communities, with Judy Shepard of the Matthew Shepard Foundation

June 30th

RD

RD Pride Observance

TBD

REE-ARS

LGBTQ+ Cultural Webinar; Topic and Speakers TBD

TBD

ARS-Mid South Area-Florence, South Carolina Field Location

Topic: Video Presentations

Speakers: N/A

TBD

ARS-Midwest Area-Bowling Green, Kentucky Field Location

LGBTQ+ Pride Month PowerPoint Presentation and/or Zoom

Speaker: Sasha Rohde (no details)

TBD

ARS-Midwest Area-West Lafayette, Indiana Field Location

LGBTQ+ Pride Month observance.

5 to 10-minute presentation, topic and speaker TBD

A Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021

Secretary Vilsack's Statement on Asian Pacific Month

Asian American Heritage Month (PDF, 556 KB)

A Proclamation on Women's History Month, 2021 | The White House

Women’s History Month –National Women’s History Museum

Women’s History Resources

 

OASCR Black History Month Program (YouTube)

To Honor African American History Month

Library of Congress celebrates African American History Month

National Museum of African American History and Culture