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90th Birthday of President Jimmy Carter

90th Birthday of President Jimmy Carter

October 1

President Carter has had one of the most distinguished post-presidential careers, making a major impact on issues both international and domestic. He has fought disease in the developing world, and built housing here at home. Honor him and share any connections your work has with your constituents, perhaps even giving them an opportunity to wish him well on his birthday.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Focused on awareness, education, and empowerment, this is a month primed for promotion of womens' health issues. Pink ribbons appear on packaging everywhere, from yogurt to fried chicken to the NFL. Piggyback on that public awareness to advocate for breast cancer screening health, or tee off on the Think Pink! message with your own, counter-campaign.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The holiest day of the year for the Jewish faith, this can be a time for all of us to reflect on our year and the changes we want to make personally and in the world.

54th Nigeria Independence Anniversary Gala

54th Nigeria Independence Anniversary Gala

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Hosted by the League of Nigerians in Diaspora. Theme - Transformative leadership, learning and Nigeria Human Capital Development

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54th Nigeria Independence Anniversary Gala

54th Nigeria Independence Anniversary Gala

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Hosted by the League of Nigerians in Diaspora. Theme - Transformative leadership, learning and Nigeria Human Capital Development

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African Innovators

African Innovators

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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IMF/World Bank Meetings

IMF/World Bank Meetings

October 10 - 12

Held in Washington, D.C. in 2014, these meetings are often the focus of intense anti-globalization protest. It can be an opportunity for organizations working on public policy and grassroots issues to reflect on the importance of the voices of people in conversations about global economic issues.

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IMF/World Bank Meetings

IMF/World Bank Meetings

October 10 - 12

Held in Washington, D.C. in 2014, these meetings are often the focus of intense anti-globalization protest. It can be an opportunity for organizations working on public policy and grassroots issues to reflect on the importance of the voices of people in conversations about global economic issues.

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come out come out where ever you are! This is a day to honor the brave LGBTQ folks who have come out, and welcome and acknowledge anyone coming out for the first time.

Caribbean International Festival

Caribbean International Festival

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce.

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IMF/World Bank Meetings

IMF/World Bank Meetings

October 10 - 12

Held in Washington, D.C. in 2014, these meetings are often the focus of intense anti-globalization protest. It can be an opportunity for organizations working on public policy and grassroots issues to reflect on the importance of the voices of people in conversations about global economic issues.

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Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Fifteen Speakers, Institute of Caribbean Studies will lead Caribbean Diaspora in an exploration of the role of the Caribbean Diaspora in Regional Development.

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Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Fifteen Speakers, Institute of Caribbean Studies will lead Caribbean Diaspora in an exploration of the role of the Caribbean Diaspora in Regional Development.

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Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Fifteen Speakers, Institute of Caribbean Studies will lead Caribbean Diaspora in an exploration of the role of the Caribbean Diaspora in Regional Development.

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Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Fifteen Speakers, Institute of Caribbean Studies will lead Caribbean Diaspora in an exploration of the role of the Caribbean Diaspora in Regional Development.

World Food Day

World Food Day

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Food Day focuses on how people and communities can take action to end hunger. Create a narrative or plan awareness campaigns around this and other events like International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (Aug 9) and Meatless Mondays.

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Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

Caribbean Diaspora for Development Online Forum

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

Fifteen Speakers, Institute of Caribbean Studies will lead Caribbean Diaspora in an exploration of the role of the Caribbean Diaspora in Regional Development.

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Halloween

Halloween

October 31

Advocacy organizations can use this hook to point out scary policies proposed by lawmakers, or health organizations can propose more nutritious alternatives for trick-or-treater's.

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