October Cultural Celebrations

Embracing the spirit of inclusivity, the City of Goleta recognizes the many October awareness days and campaigns throughout the month that promote the ideas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Indigenous Peoples Day – Monday, Oct 9th

Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors and acknowledges the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of Indigenous peoples around the world. This day serves as an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations that can build toward a more equitable future. By taking the time to learn and understand their experiences, struggles, and triumphs we can amplify their voices and advocate for their rights.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month is an opportunity to shine a spotlight and recognize the talents, skills, and unique perspectives that disabled employees bring to the table. Let’s break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and foster a culture of inclusivity in the workplace. Together, we can create a workplace that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to thrive.

Filipino American Heritage Month

Join us as we honor the rich culture, traditions, and contributions of the Filipino American community and appreciate the vibrant culture that has shaped our communities. Let’s take this opportunity to educate, inspire, and celebrate the achievements of our Filipino American heroes!

Italian American Heritage Month

It’s time to honor and explore Italian American Heritage Month! This month is a great opportunity to dive into the vibrant tapestry of the Italian American culture. Discover the captivating stories of resilience, passion, and success. From art and music to fashion and food, let’s celebrate the incredible contributions of Italian Americans and the rich impact on American society.

We hope you can join the city of Goleta in acknowledging and learning more about the different cultural and awareness observances every month as we work to foster a more inclusive Goleta for all.