Published On: January 19, 2018
Sign the petition to support Senator Janet Nguyen’s Historic Legislation to Create School Curriculum on the Vietnamese-American Refugee Experience
In an effort to promote a deeper understanding of the plight of Vietnamese-American Refugees, I have introduced Senate Bill 895, the state’s first model curriculum relative to the Vietnamese-American Refugee experience. The goal of SB 895 is to make available a comprehensive curriculum that school districts throughout California can access when teaching about the Vietnam War and the post-Vietnam War era.
The stories of survival and triumph of Vietnamese-American Refugees belong in California’s school curriculum. Vietnamese-American Refugees carry with them first-hand knowledge about the events that led to the Vietnam War, their experiences during the war and the tumultuous time following the Fall of Saigon. This comprehensive curriculum can help all California students develop a more thorough understanding of this critical moment in history.
Join me in the effort to help preserve our community’s narratives so that our children can understand how our history shapes our worldview. Sign the petition today to have your voice heard!
By signing this petition you are expressing your support for SB 895.