Gov. Brown Signs Genocide Education Act into Law

Governor Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO—Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1915, the Armenian Genocide Education Act into law. The bill adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools and encourages professional development activities and resource development for teachers to teach about the Genocide.

Authored by Assembly member Adrin Nazarian, AB 1915 builds upon the first legislation passed in 1985, AB 1273, which incorporated the Armenian Genocide in the Social Studies Curriculum.

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