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State Senate to vote on Stern’s genocide and Holocaust education bill

A bill introduced by State Senator Henry Stern, D-Calabasas to “close the gap in Holocaust education” passed the Senate Expenditure Committee last week.

The legislation not only “develops best practices to promote genocide and Holocaust instruction,” but also creates a Governor’s Council on genocide and Holocaust education and resources and programs to train educators who teach subjects. To identify.

A statement released by Stern’s office will bring together “leading experts in teaching crimes against humanity, genocide and the Holocaust” when the Governor’s Council is created.

The Never Again Education Act, or Senate Bill 693, states that “against the recent increase in hatred, prejudice, and anti-Semitic acts throughout our country, with diversity, human rights, and false information, indifference, and discrimination. The role and responsibility of citizens in a democratic society to fight, “continued the statement.

Tony Thurmond, Public Education Supervisor, sponsored the bill. The bill, launched in late 2020, includes grants, partnerships with community leaders, and “a fairer society that harnesses the power of education.”

“It’s not enough to say’never forget’the experience of genocide and the Holocaust, but with the interconnectivity we all experience and with the right information and tools, we have to deal with hatred anytime, anywhere. “Must be,” Thurmond said in a prepared statement.

Acting Mayor of Santa Clarita, Lauren Weste, sent Stern a personal letter in support of the legislation.

“I think he did something very important to our youth and future generations to teach the history of the Holocaust as part of the school curriculum,” she recorded the Holocaust she picked up. West said he plans to share the graphics. I visited Auschwitz concentration camp as a college student. “It is important for our children and our future to know what can happen and how they can prevent the fear and abuse of the group of people they are targeting. “

Following a third reading on the State Senate floor, SB693 will be voted on by the entire Senate. The Senate completed a second reading of the bill on Monday.

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