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We aim to develop an IT community at Harvard that is committed to increasing representation, retention, and advancement of marginalized genders. We achieve this mission through education and awareness, community building, and career development.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from September 15 and ends October 15. Latinx includes diverse cultures and backgrounds represented across our community. This month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the legacies, histories, and contributions by our community members who come from the Caribbean, Central and South American, Spain, Mexico, and beyond. 

October 10, 2022: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday in the United States that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. On October 8, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the holiday, by signing a presidential proclamation declaring October 11, 2021 to be a national holiday.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!   The concept of Disability Employment awareness began in 1945, when congress declared the 1st week in October as the “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Since that time NDEAM has evolved to include the entire disability community.  This year, the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has dedicated the theme for NDEAM to be Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.   Employing people with disabilities has been shown to result in lower organizational turnover, increased productivity, and access to a larger pool of candidates.  We encourage all of you to think about how you can personally support employment inclusion efforts and continue these efforts all year long.  Learn more: National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

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