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.



Labor Day - September 4

International Day of Charity - September 5

International Literacy Day - September 8

Patriot Day - September 11

Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) - September 12

International Day of Democracy - September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15

Rosh Hashanah - September 15 – 17

Mexican Independence Day - September 16

International Day of Peace - September 21

National Native American Day - September 22

Autumnal Equinox - September 23

Bi Visibility Day - September 23

International Day of Sign Language – September 23

Yom Kippur – September 24 - 25

European Day of Languages - September 26

World Tourism Day - September 27





September 1 thru September 4

The Detroit Jazz Festival

For over 40 years, the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation has celebrated Detroit’s rich history of jazz music by providing year-round concerts and educational programming, and of course, organizing the world’s largest free jazz festival, featuring world-class talent, over Labor Day weekend. Each year’s lineup of more than 60 performances as remarkable and diverse as the genre itself, as well as spontaneous late-night jam sessions, offers something for everyone.

September 23 thru November 5 at the DIA

Ofrendas, Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2023

The eleventh installment of Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos features 14 ofrendas, or offerings, by local artists and community members. The annual exhibition, designed to familiarize visitors with ofrendas and the Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead, builds a sense of community as visitors identify with the reasons and ways people honor the deceased while collectively taking part in the act of remembering. The display has become one of the DIA's most popular exhibitions.


Developed in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit, the Southwest Detroit Business Association and Mexicantown CDC.

September 1 thru September 30

United by Design              

Every September, partners across Detroit—from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions—come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design. The 13th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Last year the festival featured 175+ creatives, 80+ events, and engaged 50,000 attendees in various Detroit neighborhoods throughout the month

September 21

HeForShe Summit 

HeForShe is the United Nations Global Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. The Initiaive is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. The men of HeForShe are working with women and each other to build businesses, raise famililies and give back to their communities.

An Online Summit, held on September 21, will bring together world leaders to talk about ways to move forward toward an equal world for all.

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