Third Judicial Circuit Court

The Third Circuit Court Diversity and Inclusion Team’s Mission: "We appreciate our common connection and respect our diverse and unique human experiences. We move forward as an inclusive organization as we provide accessible and equal justice."

The Court’s Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to ensure the values of its diverse bench, staff, and court users are acknowledged and reflected in our delivery of service as well as our work environment.

In that spirit, the team creates and shares a monthly list of various holidays and observations along with some celebration suggestions. We invite our work community and the community at large to contribute.

June 2023

LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH  - June 1 – 30

Caribbean American Heritage Month - June 1 – 30

Indian Citizenship Day - June 2

National Cancer Survivors Day  - June 4

Puerto Rican Day Parade  -  June 11

Loving Day  - June 12

Autistic Pride Day  -  June 18

Juneteenth*   - June 19

The Hajj  - June 26 – July 1

Caribbean American Heritage Month


Caribbean American Heritage Month recognizes all those of Caribbean descent as well as the contributions they made to American society throughout history. You can celebrate this month by making a traditional Caribbean mean or checking a book out of the library about Caribbean history.

Indian Citizenship Act of 1924


The Indian Citizenship Act was passed on June 2, 1924. Congress granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the US. Unfortunately, this did not grant the right to vote. The right to vote was granted in 1957. Recognize the Indian Citizenship Act today by learning which Native American tribe is in your area.

Loving Day


On this day in 1967, the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. Loving Day is now a global day of visibility, education, and community. It’s often celebrated with backyard BBQs. Invite your neighbors over and celebrate community.


Juneteenth is now a federal holiday in the US. It commemorates the actual end of slavery in this country. While President Lincoln had declared the end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation over two years before, there were still African Americans who had yet to learn of their freedom in Galveston, Texas. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that federal troops rode into the city and ensured all slaves were freed.

The Hajj


Key Muslim religious holidays include the Hajj, which is a pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must make at least once during their lives if they are physically and financially able. As it is one of the five pillars of Islam, it is a highly spiritual event. Once people arrive, they are in Mecca for a week and perform a series of rituals where each person walks counter-clockwise seven times around the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building. They also perform a series of other rituals.

The Diversity & Inclusion Plan can be found on the Court’s website or clicking below.
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