Key Dates

January Dates

February Dates

African American History Month                                                          

World Interfaith Harmony Week                                      

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Frederick Douglas Birthday (date unknown)          

February 3rd: Izzeldin Abuelaish Birthday

February 4th: Rosa Parks BirthdayDietrich Bonhoeffer Birthday & World Cancer Day

February 5th: Miguel d’Escoto Birthday

February 6th: International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Mutilation

February 7th: Dom Helder Camara Birthday

February 8th: Catholic Day of Prayer & Awareness Against Human Trafficking

February 11th: Catholic Day for the Sick & Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Release from Prison

February 12th: Anniversary of the Murder of Sr. Dorothy Stang

February 14th: Frederick Douglas Birthday

February 20th: World Day of Social Justice

February 23th: W.E.B. Du Bois Birthday

February 24th: International Stand Up to Bullying Day

February 27th: Marian Anderson Birthday


March Dates

April Dates

May Dates

June Dates

July Dates

August Dates

September Dates

October Dates

November Dates

Native American Heritage Month

Thanksgiving: (4th Thursday of the month)

November 1st: Anniversary of the Publication Economic Justice for All & A Decade After “Economic Justice for All”: Continuing Principles, Changing Context, New Challenges & Anniversary of the publication Communities of Salt and Light 

November 6th: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of Environment in War and Armed Conflict 

November 8th: Dorothy Day Birthday

November 9th: Ignacio Ellacuria Birthday & Sargent Shriver Birthday

November 10th: World Science Day for Peace & Development

November 11th: Feast of St. Martin de Tours

November 12th: Anniversary of the Publication For I Was Hungry and you Gave Me Food

November 13th: Anniversary of the Publication A Place at the Table & Feast of St. Francis Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants

November 14: Anniversary of the Publication of Brothers & Sisters & Pedro Arrupe Birthday

November 15th: America Recycles DayAnniversary of the publication Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice  

November 16: Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the University of Central America (UCA) Scholars in Salvador & International Day of Tolerance

November 19th: World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse 

November 20th: Universal Children’s Day

November 24th: Anniversary of the publication of The Joy of the Gospel  (Evangelii Gaudium) 

November 25th: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 29th: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People


December Dates

A selection of key dates throughout the year, based in part on the Center of Concern’s annual social justice calendar.