Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Yule (Winter Solstice), Las Posadas, different cultural practices or no cultural practices, the Office of Inclusive Excellence would like to wish you happy holidays and let you know that you are in our thoughts during this holiday season.
The month of December is a time set aside by many to celebrate and enjoy time with family, friends, and colleagues. Normally during this season, we have an opportunity to learn more about cultures and traditions. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, we have to search for innovative ways to connect and share in these experiences.
While this has been a challenging year for all of us, we encourage you to join us in being thoughtful by reaching out to your peers and colleagues to let them know how much you appreciate them.
Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Yule (Winter Solstice), Las Posadas, the end of a year, different cultural practices or no cultural practices, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would like to wish you happy holidays and let you know that you are in our thoughts during this holiday season.
As we enjoy the holiday season, remember to respect the personal, religious, and cultural practices of our colleagues and patients.
Here are some helpful holiday reminders (in person or virtual):
• Be respectful of those who celebrate different holidays than you or who do not celebrate any holiday.
• Seek the input of your colleagues when planning department/unit holiday celebrations.
• Ensure attendance at holiday celebrations is voluntary.
• Consider learning about the unique traditions and significance of different holiday practices from your peers, colleagues, and patients.
Read additional information here from Across America, Winter Celebrations