11.03.21 – November Recognitions

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November Recognitions

November is Native American Heritage Month. We celebrate and honor the history and culture of Native Americans and Indigenous people in the United States by encouraging greater awareness of our Native American heritage and the contributions of Native American people. There are many tribes, diverse cultures, and traditions that go back thousands of years. Currently, there are 574 federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States.

To our fellow Flight Attendants who identify as Native American: we thank you for giving us a more prosperous, more diverse workplace, and we look forward to providing space for you to share your stories, traditions, family histories, and all you contribute to our work, family, and communities.


November 4th is Diwali/Deepavali. Also called Deepavali, the “Festival of Lights” consists of five days celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.


APFA National Treasurer Erik Harris and DFW Flight Attendants Ankit Patel and Salim Patel celebrate Diwali with the AA Indian Employee Business Resource Group (IEBRG).


November 16th is International Day of Tolerance. We encourage respect and engagement among diverse cultures and peoples by cultivating greater awareness and understanding, supporting human rights laws banning and punishing hate crimes and discrimination, and education to build tolerance. Most importantly, know we all are part of the solution when we stand up for others and make it a priority to learn and appreciate our differences.


November 20th, Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializes those killed due to anti-transgender hatred, transphobia, and prejudice. On this day, we draw attention to the violence in our history endured by transgendered people.


November 25th is Thanksgiving, and on this day we give thanks for the blessing of the harvest. In this spirit of appreciation, we celebrate all our differences and are thankful for all of you, giving back each day with kindness, understanding, and compassion in all you do.

In Solidarity,

Teddy, Chaddrian, Rhonda and Charlotte
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chairperson and Co-Chairs

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