Event name:

Bill H473 An Act Concerning Genocide Education

Event Date: Thu, Sep 24th, 2015 10:00:00 am
Event Summary:

Let’s get Genocide Education into the educational curriculum, including the Holodomor.

Sept. 24, 2015 10AM The State House

Event Details:

Bill H473 - An Act Concerning Genocide Education has a hearing date of Thursday September 24, 2015 at 10AM at the Massachusetts State House in room B1. (same room as before) This bill includes the Holodomor as one the key genocides.

This is an important milestone for our community and deserves our support. We have an excellent chance this year to move this bill out of committee.

If you can please, come and support the bill. Ukrainian shirts or bonuses would be helpful. It would be good to get there earlier than 10 AM.

Link to the bill:

Bill H.473

Please sign and share this petition with your friends. Support the teaching of all Genocide's.

https://www.change.org/p/massachusetts-legislature-support-bill-h-473-for-genocide-education-in-massachusetts

 

text of the bill H.473

Section 1. Chapter 15 of the General Laws is hereby Amended by adding the following section:- 
Section 67. Acts of genocide across the globe shall be included in the Massachusetts history and social science curriculum frameworks for United States and world history to address the notion that national, ethic, racial, or religious hatred can overtake any nation or society, leading to calamitous consequences. To reinforce that lesson, such curriculum unit shall include, but not be limited to, the Nazi atrocities of 1933 to 1945 known as the Holocaust, the Famine-Genocide in Ukraine known as Holodomor, the Armenian Genocide, the Pontian Greek Genocide, and more recent atrocities in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Sudan. The studying of this material is a reaffirmation of the commitment of free peoples from all nations to never again permit the occurrence of another genocide and a recognition that crimes of genocide continue to be perpetrated across the globe as they have been in the past, and to deter indifference to crimes against humanity and human suffering wherever they may occur. 

The department shall recommend curricular materials detailing the underlying causes, international reaction, progression and aftermath of the aforementioned genocides, including those recommendations established by chapter 276 of the acts of 1998.

The department may provide trainings, seminars, conferences and materials for educators to use in the teaching of genocide.

 More info to follow.

 

Sponsored By: Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Boston Branch
Other Sponsor: Holodomor Rememberance Committe
Event Contact:

contact: uccaboston@gmail.com

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