Celebrating Diversity

Diversity
di·ver·si·ty
/dəˈvərsədē,dīˈvərsədē/
inclusion of different types of people in a group or organization; different characteristics in a group of people. Characteristics include that which makes us unique, such as cognitive skills, personality traits, points of view and life experiences, and represents identity, including race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and many others.

In Wellington, we celebrate our diversity as a strength. We’re committed to creating a culture of equity, inclusion, engagement, and respect with residents of all ethnicities, cultures, and genders. 

Diversity Celebrations

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. DayCelebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

February: Black History MonthThroughout the month of February, Wellington pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

March: Women's History Month- Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights women's valuable contributions to history and society. On March 8th, we observe International Women's Day and honor women's economic, political, and social achievements. 

May: Older Americans Month- Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. 

May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - Honoring the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

May 20: Florida Emancipation Day - The anniversary of when slavery became illegal in Florida. In Florida, the date was May 20, 1865, when Union Brigadier Gen. Edward McCook formally announced President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of the Knott House in Tallahassee.

June: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Month - dedicated to recognizing the impact, contributions and significance of the LGBTQ community.

June 15: Native American Citizenship Day -  recognizes the citizenship of Native Americans.

June 19:  Juneteenth also know as Freedom Day - commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

June 28: Stonewall Uprising Commemorative - Honoring the Stonewall uprising, known as the birth of the modern LGBT movement.

September 15 to October 15:  National Hispanic Heritage Month - recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. 

September 21: International Day of Peace - During the month of September, International Peace Day is celebrated across the country and around the world. Each year, Wellington and the Wellington Rotary Club host an International World Peace Day Ceremony.   

Join us in the celebration of diversity in our Great Hometown! Take a moment to share any of the following on your social media pages with #WellingtonDiversity.