Model Ethnic Studies – JVP Press Release

By bayareajvp | August 15, 2019

Donate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2019   Contact:  Ellen Brotsky  (510) 255-0058   JEWISH-AMERICANS SUPPORT MODEL ETHNIC STUDIES CURRICULUM Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area responds to accusations of antisemitism in the curriculum Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area Chapter  (JVP-BA) supports the proposed model Ethnic Studies curriculum for California, including the modules on Arab American history.  Ethnic Studies was created through the struggle of communities of color to make sure their rich history and perspectives are included in public education. Students and educators across the country have made it clear that Ethnic Studies is a critical component…

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