Somerset County is launching a community-facing diversity initiative in October to celebrate Diversity Awareness Month and to recognize and embrace the diverse cultures and the changing face of our residents as well as the U.S. and global populations.
Below are programs and events celebrating Diversity throughout County government. If your organization is conducting a diversity-related event or program in October, and you would like to have it considered for listing in this calendar, contact Paul Grzella email@example.com.
- Oct1710:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Little Explorers: Australia (ages 3-5)
Travel to distant lands as we explore the language, art, and culture of Australia.
- Oct1711:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage - Community Open House
Connect with neighbors and library staff in a celebration of Hispanic and Latino culture, heritage and contributions. Crafts, community resource information, art and more. Light refreshments served.
- Oct176:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dances from Spain (all ages)
Discover an interactive performance of classical, regional, and flamenco dances from Spain.
- Oct177:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Takajum Dance Troupe - Medha - Curation of the Artist
Two of the dancers from the troupe will present some specialized dance forms.
- Oct1810:30 AM - 11:30 AM
“LGBTQ Among Older Adults”
Discuss living in the LGBTQ aging population.
- Oct198:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Youth & Mental Health Programs for Educators
an educational program for educators on mental health challenges for LGBTQ+ youth and how to support them.
- Oct1911:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Diwali: Around the World
An afternoon celebration filled with a lamp lighting ceremony, cultural performances, crafts, and food.
- Oct192:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ritmo de Salsa - Featuring the Music of "Swing Sabroso"
SCLSNJ celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. "Swing Sabroso" band will perform Latin rhythms, while professional dancer Christina Piedra shows the basic dance steps of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.
- Oct226:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Immigration Information Session - Sesion Informativa de Inmigracion
Attendees will receive a free Civics and Citizenship Toolkit.
- Oct247:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See a great play about women advocates.
- Oct247:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The History of Halloween
Prof. Deborah Hoeflinger will examine the history of Halloween and look at the culture and practices of the holiday.
- Oct247:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women in Islam
A discussion on the many myths and misconceptions concerning the role of Muslim women.
- Oct268:00 PM - 10:00 PM
"The Lyin’ Kings"
Enjoy a unique blend of music and political comedy.
- Oct296:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Spice it Up! Cultural Cuisine Contest
Bring a sampling of your favorite traditional dish and be prepared to tell us why it’s great.*
- Oct307:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Contested, Eternal, and Undivided? Explaining Jerusalem
..focus on the history of Jerusalem and examine the reasons Palestinians and Israelis feel so strongly about the city.