Commemorative Months

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 25, 2020
This October is the United States’ 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities and likewise to learn about issues facing those with disabilities. The observance coincides with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. New Day celebrates these important milestones by highlighting films made by disabled filmmakers. 

September 2020: Commemorative Months

August 18, 2020
September 2020: A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina Through FilmFifteen years ago on the morning of August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coast of Louisiana, bringing death and destruction particularly to residents of New Orleans. To honor those impacted by this devastating event, New Day highlights several relevant films from our collection.

June 2020 Commemorative Month

May 13, 2020
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! The anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which were a response by mostly trans and gender non-conforming people of color to police violence, is now celebrated by queers, trans and non-binary folks, same-gender-loving folks, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and all those questioning/exploring their gender and sexuality.

Six Meaningful Films for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 25, 2020
The intergenerational impact of childhood abuse is the subject of Wrestling Ghosts, Ana Joanes’ recent documentary. In this intimate portrait, Joanes allows us to be with the main character, Kim, as she learns how the very damage that she was subjected to as a child plays out now in her relationships with her own children.  Kim shares deeply personal moments and invites us into her counseling sessions to witness her journey towards healing.

Commemorative Months

November 16, 2019
November is both Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month and Trans Day of Remembrance. Visit our New Day Collections to learn more.

October 2019: Commemorative Month

October 18, 2019
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, with the 2019 theme of “The Right Talent, Right now.” This is a great time to highlight films made by disabled filmmakers!

Latinx Heritage Month

September 19, 2019
Latinx Heritage Month (also called Hispanic Heritage Month) is from September 15-October 15. This is an opportunity to learn and reflect on Latinx & Hispanic cultures, languages, traditions, and forms of resistance.

May 2019: Commemorative Months

April 7, 2019
Mental Health MonthOlder Americans Month Asian American Pacific Heritage Month

April 2019: Earth Day

March 21, 2019
Earth Day, celebrated every year on April 22, urges us to solve climate change, end plastic pollution, protect endangered species, and grapple with the questions of survival on this distressed planet.

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

February 10, 2019
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (recognized in March) is a time to elevate the focus and conversation on the mixed-ability world and what it means to be perceived as “different.”

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