International Pronouns Day: October 18, 2023

Posted on: October 17, 2023

graphic showing a grid of 9 illustrated people with pronouns below, including she/her, he/him, they/them, and ze/hir

Happy International Pronouns Day

What is International Pronouns Day? Celebrated on the 3rd Wednesday of each October, International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. 

Why are personal pronouns important? Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Using a person’s correct pronouns and proactively sharing yours are two ways to show respect and promote an inclusive environment. 

Want to display your personal pronouns in Canvas and Zoom? Simply follow these instructions:

Learn more about personal pronouns and gender identity: 

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