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Cultural Celebrations

Ever since DEEP was created in June 2007, they have coordinated at least 10 different Affinity Groups, brought in dozens of renowned speakers on different cultural topics, and sponsored and assisted with funding of many City cultural events. DEEP currently works closely with the Office of Equity and Human Rights to coordinate and track monthly cultural celebrations at the City of Portland. 

If your bureau or group is interested in co-sponsoring/organizing a cultural celebration, submit your request through DEEP.  It is recommended that requests be made at least 3 months in advance of the designated month. Because sponsorship of cultural celebrations is an important tool in building community and cross-cultural understanding, we encourage bureaus to partner with other bureaus and outside community groups. Sponsorships/organizing groups can change year-to-year.

PLEASE NOTE: The time you spend working on cultural celebration events, attending meetings, etc. is on a volunteer basis only; unless you receive specific permission from your Bureau director or supervisor. 

Please contact DEEP if you have celebration ideas or would like to participate. 

Month Cultural Celebration Involvement
January Lunar New Year and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day DEEP
February Black History Month CAAN, DEEP, WAG
March Women's History Month WAG, PDXCityMamas, CAAN, BTS
April Multi-Cultural Communication Month DEEP
May Asian Pacific Heritage Month FACE, OEHR, and DEEP (also recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month)
June LGBTQPride Month (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning)

DEEP, City Council, LGBTQ & Friends Affinity Group  

July Independence Day Celebration  
August Celebrating Culture Through Food:  Cook-Off  
September Hispanic Heritage Month and Racial Equality Week ULA, DEEP
October Disability Employment Awareness Month


November American Indian Heritage Month

BES and multiple city employees, DEEP

December Human Rights Day

DEEP has an annual KWANZAA event