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Events related to Community

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May
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
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The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. On this date in 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2009, the (T) in IDAHOT was added to reflect transgender identities. And in 2015, biophiba was added to the day’s name to show solidarity with bisexual identities.

Date:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Location:
World
Sep
30
Orange Shirt Day
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Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.  The day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. To learn more about Orange Shirt Day and how you can participate, click here.

Date:
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Location:
Canada
Oct
20
Municipal Elections
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Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, school trustees, trustees for the Islands Trust, local community commisioners and park board comissioners. Learn more about this year’s local elections and how to vote here.

Date:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location:
British Columbia