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ACT NOW: Keep important changes to the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum!

Important background: In August 2019, the California Department of Education (CDE) released the first draft of an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which was roundly condemned by Jewish organizations.  Californians submitted thousands of public comments, community leaders and media spoke out, and CDE committed to rewrite the draft.  The CDE released the new draft on August …

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Long Beach City College Board of Trustees Criticized for Not Voting on IHRA Resolution

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler February 17, 2021 Jewish groups are criticizing the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees for not voting on a resolution adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism during their January 27 meeting. During the meeting, which was the same day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trustee Sunny …

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Normalize this!

Times of Israel Matthew Finkelstein and Susan George The Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party held a forum recently called “A Dialogue with Rising Activists, Xenophobia-Islamophobia-Transphobia-Colorism-Racism.” We noticed that antisemitism was left out of the mix and that no Jewish speakers were listed, but we figured antisemitism and other Jewish issues weren’t the focus, …

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PZC Encouraged with the November Executive Board Meeting Results

“This is remarkable progress overall”, said Executive Director Susan George. “It is more important than ever to promote normalization and dialogue between Israelis, Palestinians, and those interested in learning more for themselves about the region. The resolutions passed at this Executive Board meeting will help ensure that the CDP helps model these difficult conversations.”