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October 2022
October 03, 2022 - Monday
Peacebuilding Community Awards 2022


Nominations are Open for 2022 Peacebuilding Community Awards

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October is Conflict Resolution Month! To celebrate, the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Peer Mediation Team are launching the 2021 Peacebuilding Community Awards to recognize community members dedicated to peacebuilding in Harris or Montgomery County. Nominations are due by 5 PM on October 3, 2022.  

Nominees should excel in:
* Establishing/promoting local peace initiatives; or 
* Promoting peaceful conflicts resolution practices; or
* Peace training for any age group.

Honorees will be recognized from the following categories:
* Grades K-12 (Student leaders of peacebuilding efforts)
* New Generation (18 – 25 years)
* Community Member or Volunteer 
* Organizations

Complete details are posted at www.resolution-center.org.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

ACR International Conflict Resolution Day is October 20, 2022


October 04, 2022 - Tuesday
Yom Kippur 2022


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Rosh Hashanah: Begins on September 25 at sundown and ends at sundown on September 27, 2022. (Jewish New Year)

Yom Kippur: Begins on October 4 at sundown and ends at sundown on October 5, 2022.  (Day of Atonement)

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October 10, 2022 - Monday
Columbus Day - Indigenous Peoples' Day 2022



October 10, 2022

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Columbus Day 

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Indigenous Peoples' Day


October 13, 2022 - Thursday
DRC-MC General 40-Hours Mediation Training




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October 15, 2022 - Saturday
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022



National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

Since then, the month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. They also include holidays that recognize Hispanic contributions such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Education continues to celebrate the exceptional contributions of Hispanic students across America.

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month allows our country to show its recognition and support for the work Latinos are doing in helping this country grow. Along with recognizing the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month, it is equally important to us at the Initiative that we raise awareness on Hispanic Heritage Month resources available from other agencies within the Federal Government.

October 20, 2022 - Thursday
ACR International Conflict Resolution Day 2022


Conflict Resolution Day

October 20, 2022


Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday in October. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.

Sign the Conflict Resolution Day Peace Pledge Here

Peace Messages from ACR Houston Members:

“Everyone doing a little can achieve a lot. Act to promote peace each day!”

“Let's talk! . . . And LISTEN!”

“Communication and listening to each other will pave the way towards peace.”

“Make lasting peace”

“A smile is understood in any language. Use it to build peace every place that you go.”

“Making peace with others is all about transforming relationships through our actions and being ready to discuss difficult matters in a respectful way.”



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