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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar.pdf UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between an observance and scheduled meetings and events.  State and federal law require that we make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of employees. The law also allows that such accommodations honor the primacy of our commitment to patient care and business needs, and not unduly burden other employees or disproportionately affect the religious observer.  This Interfaith Observer Planning Calendar lists major religious holidays, but does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. It is intended to encourage consideration of these days of observance when scheduling meetings and events.

Please see the PDF of interfaith observances for inclusive planning purposes.

For further information on other religious holidays observed by our employees and patients, please consult the Interfaith Calendar website.  

Holiday Celebration Guidelines

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Diversity Calendar

Events Aug 19 to Sep 15 2019
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    In Our Own Voice - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    NAMI Massachusetts is a state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with mental health conditions and their families NAMI Massachusetts works tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support groups for people in our community who are impacted by mental health and substance use conditions
    In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a powerful presentation that aims t ...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    8th Annual LGBTA Welcome Luncheon

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Aydian Ethan Dowling,
    The LGBTA Luncheon is an opportunity for our entire academic and clinical community to come together to welcome and celebrate our LGBT community while exploring issues important for building an inclusive academic health sciences center. 
    Featured Speaker:Aydian E. Dowling
    Aydian received national attention in 2015 when he was named the Men’s Health Ultimate Guy’s Reader Choice Winner. This monumental award gave him the privilege of being The First Ever Transgender Man on the cover of a mains ...
  • Saturday, September 07, 2019

    Celebrate Worcester Pride

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    It's Pride Week in Worcester! The LGBTA Committee, sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office of UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School, invites all employees, faculty, staff and students of UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School to join us for the Worcester Pride Parade on Saturday, September 7,2019. Line up starts at 9:00 am and the parade kicks off at 11:00 am at Institute Park, then march down Main St to City Hall, ending at noon.
    Family and friends are welcome!
    RSVP Her ...
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