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    • September 11, 2021
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    • September 11, 2045
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    • 25 sessions

    On September 11 in 1973 a military dictatorship, with U.S. support, toppled the democratically elected Chilean government headed by President Salvador Allende.  

    • September 11, 2021
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    • September 11, 2045
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    • 25 sessions
    America reflects, and mourns, on the anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks.


    • September 15, 2021
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    • September 15, 2025
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    • 5 sessions

    On September 15 1821, the Central American Federation - known today as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua -  proclaimed independence from Spain. 


    The United States recognized the independence of the Federation of Central American States from Spain on August 4, 1824, when President James Monroe received Antonio Jose Cañas as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.


    The federation began to dissolve in 1838 and was all but defunct by the early 1840s. Throughout the 1840s, the United States recognized the independence of the five former components of the Central American Federation in their own right. 




    • October 01, 2021
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    • October 01, 2025
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    • 5 sessions

    National Day of the People's Republic of China

     (中华人民共和国国庆节) commemorates the formal proclamation of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949.





    • October 01, 2021
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    • October 01, 2030
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    • 10 sessions

    FY22
    Also known as a budget year, is a period of time used by the government for accounting purposes to formulate annual financial statements

    • October 04, 2021
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    • October 04, 2070
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    • 60 sessions

    October 4, 1957: Soviet Union launches Sputnik I

    The Space Race begins!!


    • October 09, 2021
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    • October 09, 2070
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    • 50 sessions

    Since 1995, the United Nations has designated August 9th as the annual International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

    Indigenous Peoples' Day arose as an alternative to Columbus Day, which Native Americans protested for honoring a man who had enabled their colonization and forced assimilation

    The day marks an occasion to celebrate, raise awareness about, and help to protect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

    Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?  How the holiday has been shaped by oppression.



    .President Biden's Proclamation, 2021


    • November 10, 2021
    • November 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 10, 2021
    • November 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 11, 2021
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    • November 11, 2025
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    • 5 sessions

    At 11 o’clock November 11, 1918,  WW1 was ended.  The day was marked as Remembrance /Armistice Day - a day to mourn the dead and a day to recommit to preventing future wars.

    In 1954, after the U.S. war on Korea, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Remembrance/Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

    Sadly, in contrast to how it began,  the day has become understood as a day to praise war and warriors.

    Let's stand together and make it a day to mourn all victims of war and advocate for the ending of all war.


    • November 15, 2021
    • November 15, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 18, 2021
    • November 18, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 25, 2021
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    • November 27, 2025
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    • 5 sessions

    Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the harvest of the previous year. The holiday is rooted in the tradition of a harvest feast by early American settlers. It is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November, and has been a federal holiday since 1941.


    A somewhat controversial day . . . 


    • November 25, 2021
    • November 25, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 29, 2021
    • November 29, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • November 30, 2021
    • November 30, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 02, 2021
    • December 02, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 03, 2021
    • December 03, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 05, 2021


    • December 07, 2021
    • December 09, 2021
    • online

     

     

    Dear Reader,

    SCMP Events is delighted to announce the 3rd annual China Conference: United States, which will be held on Dec 7-9, 2021.

    The swearing in of Joe Biden as the new US president brought with it the opportunity to change course in US-China relations, which had arguably hit its lowest point in several decades. However, while there have been subtle tone shifts in Biden’s actions and rhetoric toward China, there are few things that differ at all from the approach of the previous administration.

    Nearly one year into the new US administration, is there any indication that meaningful, positive change can be achieved in US-China bilateral relations? Are there any avenues for economic and diplomatic cooperation?

     

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    Key Highlight

    Panel discussions and keynote interviews offering crucial, thought-provoking commentary on:

    • The impact of Biden’s policies toward China nearly one year into his presidency
    • How Beijing’s tightening control over its private sector impacts the future of investing
    • The US’ economic and diplomatic strategies in the Indo-Pacific region
    • Whether US investors can trust the value of Chinese stocks
    • Opportunities and challenges in shifting supply chains from China to ASEAN countries
    • How the US and China can cooperate in the battle against climate change
    • China’s perspective on the future of bilateral relations with the US

    Join the South China Morning Post’s China Conference: United States to find out.

    Register for your virtual pass now

    Confirmed Speakers

    Anna Ashton
    Vice President, Government Affairs
    US-China Business Council

    Joyce Chang
    Chair of Global Research
    J.P. Morgan

    Wendy Chen
    Founder & CIO
    Sigmoid Capital

    Sourabh Gupta
    Head, Trade & Tech Program
    Institute for China-America Studies

    Mary E. Lovely
    Senior Fellow
    Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Scott Moore
    Director of China Programs & Strategic Initiatives
    University of Pennsylvania

    Michael D. Swaine
    Director, East Asia Program
    Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

    Susan A. Thornton
    Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center
    Yale Law School

    Amb. Kurt Tong
    Former US Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau
    Partner, The Asia Group

    Dr. Huiyao Wang
    Founder & President
    Center for China and Globalization

     

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    • December 10, 2021
    • December 10, 2025
    • 5 sessions


    • December 13, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    It’s been twelve years since the 2009 coup when President Zelaya was ousted from office in Honduras.

    In a personal effort to support the chance of an inclusive and transparent electoral process on November 28, US Servas Peace Secretary, Yosi McIntire, volunteered to serve as an International Observer under the auspices of CESPAD (The Center for Studies for Democracy).

    On Monday December 13 at 18:00 EST, Yosi will share his experiences on Zoom at:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/216526385?pwd=Q1BBS2d3RW1wL1ZrZUlqTWRwajZ2dz09

    Meeting ID: 216 526 385; Passcode: 831270.



    • January 17, 2022
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    • January 19, 2026
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebration of civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. It is celebrated every third Monday of January, and has been a federal holiday since 1983.


    • January 24, 2022
    • January 24, 2026
    • 5 sessions


    • February 21, 2022
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    • February 21, 2026
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    • 5 sessions
    • Assassination of Mohammad Ali

    Malcolm X 

    Born May 19, 1925

    Assassinated February 21, 1965 (aged 39)


     Human rights activist, spokesman for the Nation of Islam, until 1964,  vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community.


    Three Nation members were charged with the murder and given indeterminate life sentences. Speculation about the assassination and whether it was conceived or aided by leading or additional members of the Nation, or with law enforcement agencies, have persisted for decades after the shooting.





    • April 07, 2022
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    • April 07, 2031
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    • 10 sessions

    “embrace an attitude that you are the person who must change your life”

    Sleep boosts immunity and productivity and promotes longevity.

    • May 05, 2022
    • May 05, 2026
    • 5 sessions

    https://popularresistance.org/navajo-nation-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-peoples-awareness-day/

    • May 08, 2022
    • May 08, 2026
    • 5 sessions

    https://confluence.servas.org/x/NYBvAg

    • June 19, 2022
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    • June 19, 2026
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    • 5 sessions

    Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans in the United States learned they were free. The Confederate army surrendered in April 1865 ending the Civil War. However, word did not reach the last enslaved people until June 19th when union soldiers brought the news to slaves to Galveston, Texas. This was over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves was signed by Abraham Lincoln. It is celebrated every June 19th, and has been a federal holiday since .


Past events

December 01, 2021 The Rise and Fall of World Hegemonies
November 21, 2021 US Family Experiences: One Black, One White - 150 years
November 21, 2021 Korean Reunification Webinar
November 21, 2021 SOA Vigil
November 18, 2021 Climate Change and Gender Violence
November 16, 2021 CODEPINK CONGRESS Calling Party
November 12, 2021 Scenarios and Challenges for the Honduran People.
November 11, 2021 the U.S. First Strike Doctrine Must Go
November 09, 2021 Conversations Before [nuclear] Midnight
November 07, 2021 Militarism, Space Tech & Climate Crisis
November 06, 2021 2021 SOA Watch Virtual Conference
November 04, 2021 Global Webinar on Armistice/Rememberance Day
November 01, 2021 COP26 UN Climate Change Conference
October 29, 2021 Annual US Servas Conference
October 28, 2021 Sustainable Cities: The Future of Community
October 27, 2021 Discussion: China / US / Taiwan
October 26, 2021 HerPower Summit
October 21, 2021 CSW October Monthly Meeting
October 19, 2021 JFK: The Murder . . . Why??
October 15, 2021 The Second World Peace Congress
October 14, 2021 UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference
October 13, 2021 Film: The Newburgh Sting
October 12, 2021 McCarthyism, New and Old
October 11, 2021 Film: The Battle of Algiers
October 02, 2021 Keep Space for Peace
October 01, 2021 War on Terror Film Festival
September 23, 2021 UN People's Food Summit
September 09, 2021 Remembering Attica
July 31, 2021 Annual General Meeting
July 25, 2021 New York - New Jersey Picnic
April 01, 2021 World day of social justice and SYLE

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