Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education.
The council consists of 15 members appointed by the governor, says the statement on michigan.gov.
The Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education was created to promote, within schools and the general population of Michigan, implementation of genocide education by identifying strategies for providing and enhancing genocide education to students and identifying programs and resources to train teachers in providing genocide education.
“It is incredibly important that future generations of students understand the impact that genocide has had on this world. This council will be instrumental in assessing and advising schools on how we can educate Michigan students on this topic,” Snyder said.
In June Governor Rick Snyder signed into law HB4493 mandating the teaching of the Armenian Genocide and Holocaust (as well as other genocides) in Michigan public schools.