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Multifaith Calendar ‑ November 11 ‑ 20

Posted by Human Rights & Equity Services on November 10, 2017 in General Announcements

See below for a sample of dates to observe, reflect, celebrate or promote throughout the university community. The full calendar is available on the website,

November 11​
Remembrance Day
A Day to remember those who sacrificed their lives in times of war, especially the First World War and subsequent conflicts. Inspired by the poem In Flanders Fields, Canadians wear red poppies on this Day. 

​​​​November 12 - 18
International Restorative Justice Week
International RJ Week starts on the second Sunday in November. It is celebrated by a variety of groups and individuals in a growing number of nations. During the week, the participants are asked to pray and meditate on crime, its causes and its consequences to the individuals and the community. 

​​November 15
Shichi-Go-San (Shinto)
Shichi-Go-San, meaning “Seven-Five-Three,“ Is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys, held annually to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children.​

November 19
National Addictions Awareness Week (Canada)
Starting on the third Sunday in November, this is a week to enhance public awareness of the impact on individuals, families, communities and society by the abuse of tobacco, illicit drugs, and alcohol.​

November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance​
Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.​