I move that NEA promotes teaching about the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century, the systematic and premeditated killing of 1.5 million Armenian people at the hands of the Turkish Ottoman government. I further move that NEA use all existing resources to publish articles, including links to lesson plans and teaching tools from the Genocide Education Project, Facing History and Ourselves, and similar organizations, on the history of the Armenian Genocide and the continual denial by the perpetrators, the Turkish government.

Rationale/Background

It is important to recognize the Armenian Genocide as a pivotal turning point in world history. It teaches about the dangers of nationalism, the limits of sovereignty, crimes against humanity, racial and religious injustices, and life after genocide.

Contact

Taline Arsenian - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the published 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $29,000.