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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 NOTICE

Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Zoom Meeting, 7 – 9 p.m., February 22, 2021

 AGENDA

  1. Attendance
  2. OMA & FOIA Protocols
  3. Commissioner Introductions
  4. Ex-Officio Introductions
  5. Status of Holocaust & Genocide Education in Illinois
  6. Potential Project Areas & Working Groups
  7. Advisory Council
  8. Commission Meetings and Inviting Participants
  9. Next Steps

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Meeting ID: 871 1328 0687
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