June 1-30 Gay Pride Month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated each June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. LGBT Pride Month events now attract millions of participants around the world. Learn more.
June 12 World Day Against Child Labor
Around the world, over 200 million children are engaged in paid or unpaid work. They are often hidden from the public eye and far away from their family home. Stories of child abuse in domestic work situations are all too common. Each year on this date, the U.N. gathers governments, employers and workers organizations to highlight the plight of child laborers and what can be done to help them. Learn more.
June 21 North Shore
Gay Pride Parade
North Shore Pride, Inc. hosts its third annual Pride Parade in downtown Salem at noon. March with us, or attend the parade. Learn more.
June 29 Julia Lathrop (1858-1932)
Born on this date, Lathrop was an American social reformer who fought to establish child labor laws and the first juvenile court in the U.S. In 1912, President Taft named her to head the newly created Children's Bureau
where she directed research on child labor, infant mortality, maternal mortality, and juvenile delinquency. She was also the first woman to head a United States federal bureau. Learn more.
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