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1990: Illinois became the first state in the country to mandate each public elementary school and high school to include in its curriculum a study of Holocaust history.

2005: The mandate, Public Act 094-0478, was expanded to include other cases of genocide.

2010: The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission Act and Governor Quinn signed it into law. The Commission became effective on January 1, 2011.

2020: After being inactive since late 2015, Governor Pritzker reactivated the Commission on December 9, 2020 with the appointments of new Commission members.

Commission Mission Statement

Commissioners

Upcoming Meetings


Public Committee Meeting on Education
Wednesday May 19
7:00pm - 8:30pm

AGENDA

-- Attendance

-- Discuss Goals and Priorities of Working Group

-- Formal and Informal Education Research: What Exists? What are the Gaps?

-- Potential Partners

-- Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Education Mandate

-- Next Steps and Sub-Committees

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Public Committee Meeting on Memorialization
Monday May 24
7:00pm - 8:30pm

AGENDA

-- Attendance

-- Discuss Goals and Priorities of Working Group

-- Memorialization Research: What Exists? What are the Gaps?

-- Potential Partners

-- Next Steps and Sub-Committees

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