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Cultural Celebrations | May 2022

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Please see below for a message from John L. Scott Chairman & CEO J. Lennox Scott!

It’s May, and I wanted to highlight three month-long cultural celebrations: AAPI Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month. See below for more information on each.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May): Also known as AAPI Heritage Month, this month of celebration recognizes the historical and cultural contributions made by those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The efforts to establish AAPI Heritage Month began in the late 1970s, and it took more than 10 years to make the month-long celebration permanent. Learn more.

Mental Health Awareness Month (May): Started in 1949 by the organization now known as Mental Health America, Mental Health Awareness Month is aimed at raising awareness about mental health. Each year, a variety of organizations conduct various outreach activities to educate, fight stigma and provide support to those experiencing mental health symptoms. Learn more.

Jewish American Heritage Month (May): Jewish American Heritage Month recognizes the diverse contributions of Jewish Americans to American history, culture and society. Proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2006, the month of May was chosen for this celebration due to the successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History in May 2004. Learn more.

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