Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. New Day has a wide range of award-winning films on Latinos in the US and beyond, including two new titles: Abrazos, a feature documentary about the children of undocumented Guatemalan immigrants visiting their parents’ homeland for the first time, and Life on the Line, a short film about a girl coming of age along the US-Mexico border.
Every July 17, people around the world host events to promote international criminal justice, especially support for the International Criminal Court. Check out New Day’s robust collection of films on international relations and global issues.
May is Mental Health Month, which seeks to lift the stigma of and raise awareness about mental illness in the United States. Check out New Day’s selections of films on Mental Health and Psychology for your events this year.
Older Americans Month was established in 1963 at a meeting between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens. Celebrate the contributions of older Americans to our nation and our communities this May with these New Day titles.
Asian American Pacific Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. New Day has a robust collection of films about Asians, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
April is Arab American Heritage Month. New Day has a wide selection of films that represent the diverse population of Arabs in the US and globally.
Women’s History Month
The 2015 theme for Women’s History Month this March is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Visit New Day’s collection of films that present the individual and collective stories of women, and reflect on their importance in our society.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
This commemorative month, in its 27th year this March, calls on us to recognize the mixed-ability world in which we live, and the unique contributions, needs, and desires of every person. What does it mean for us to live in a world where people of all different abilities are supported and recognized? Explore New Day’s collection of excellent films on disability-related topics.
National Criminal Justice Month
March is Criminal Justice Month, established to promote societal awareness regarding the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime. New Day films on Law and Criminal Justice are the perfect vehicle for education and discussion about policing, the criminal justice system, and efforts to achieve justice through international and domestic courts.
January 18, 2015 is World Religion Day
This commemorative day was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States as a way to encourage people to “talk to and listen to people from faiths different than their own and to understand the basic tenants of other religions.” New Day has an extensive collection of films about Religion, Theology and Ethics to help in this endeavor.
February is Black History Month
Pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Check out New Day’s collections of films about African Americans and the African diaspora before planning your events for 2015.
December is Universal Human Rights Month
More than 60 years ago, the UN General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, declaring the “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” of all human beings as the “foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Order your New Day titles for Universal Human Rights Month now.
November is Native American Heritage Month
At the turn of the 20th Century, various Native Americans campaigned for a national day of recognition for the contributions of the first Americans to the culture and heritage of the United States. A hundred years later, we have an entire month designated for that purpose! Check out New Day’s titles that tell the stories and history of indigenous people in the United States and beyond.
Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period. New Day has an extensive collection of films — including several brand new ones — that celebrate and explore the culture and politics of Latinos in the US and beyond.
October is National Community Planning Month
Each year the American Planning Association sponsors National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of planners and planning in communities across the U.S. The theme for 2014 is Health and Prosperity. New Day has an exciting array of films about urban planning and related issues that can raise dialogue and encourage participation in your community.
July 17th is International Criminal Justice Day
July 17th marks the establishment of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s only permanent international court with a mandate to investigate and prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Over the past year, we have added important films in our Law and Criminal Justice collection, many of which address the work of the ICC.
August 12th is International Youth Day
The theme of the United Nations‘ of International Youth Day 2014 is
“Mental Health Matters”. According to the U.N., “on a global level, it is estimated that approximately 20 per cent of adolescents and youth experience a mental health condition each year.” Check out the many voices represented in our films about youth.
August 26th is Women’s Equality Day
This year, we are celebrating the 94th anniversary of national women’s suffrage, an important step towards equality in a world where there is still much work to be done. New Day started as a feminist co-op and has some of the earliest feminist titles. Enjoy our vast Women’s and Gender Studies collection.