• Duncanville Celebrates Independence Day and Friendship Day in July
    While July is not designated as one of the “heritage” months, we might reflect on what “independence” and “freedom” mean in terms of multiculturalism and learn more about our own national holidays, including Friendship Day, and also learn something about Canada Day. Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July or July 4th, is the … Read more
  • Duncanville Celebrates “Pride” Month, June 1–30, 2021
    June is designated as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. According to the Library of Congress, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969 and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans.” What happened in 1969? Patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn, a … Read more
  • Duncanville Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, May 1–31, 2021
    The month of May is rich with holidays, cultural celebrations, and religious observances. In addition to commonly known and celebrated holidays such as May Day, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day, there are lesser-known designated days such as National Chocolate Parfait Day, … Read more
  • Duncanville Celebrates National Hispanic-Latino History Month – September 15, 2020 to October 15, 2020
    Article Submitted by La’Trena Barrett, CommissionerMulticultural Social Engagement Partnership (MSEP) The 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month Theme is: Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, … Read more
  • Duncanville Celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month
    Article Submitted by Zebulon (Zeb) Williams, Multicultural Social Engagement Partnership (MSEP) Chairman of the Commission Irish-American Heritage month is a celebration and a way to honor the achievements of Irish immigrants to the United States.  The month was first officially celebrated in a national capacity in 1991.  Irish-American Heritage month is highlighted by Saint Patrick’s Day … Read more
  • Duncanville Celebrates African American History Month – February 2020
    Article Submitted by Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield, Multicultural Social Engagement Partnership (MSEP) Commissioner National African American History Month highlights the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and the impact of this culture on our Nation's history. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian believed it important to … Read more
  • Kwanzaa 2019 in United States
    Observance: Thursday, December 26 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Article Submitted by Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield, Multicultural Social Engagement Partnership (MSEP) Commissioner Kwanzaa is a week-long pan-African holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana Studies, in 1966.  Observed in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas … Read more