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07/13/21 C100 Comments on Illinois and the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act

July 13, 2021 6:24 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

The following statement was issued today by Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100 (C100), in regards to the state of Illinois passing a new law requiring Asian American history to be taught in public schools:

“Committee of 100 congratulates Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the state of Illinois for signing the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act into law, requiring that Asian American history be taught in all public schools. For centuries, Chinese Americans and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the United States. Now more than ever, it is critical to discuss the contributions - and challenges - the AAPI community faces. Our hope is that government and education leaders in the other 49 states follow in the footsteps of Illinois with their own laws and requirements that Chinese American and AAPI history be taught in all public schools across the United States.”

On 3/7/21, CHCP hosted a webinar titled "From Foundations to Frontiers," which covered a landmark study commissioned by the Committee of 100 on the enduring contributions of Chinese Americans to American society over the past 175 years. Access the webinar recording here.

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