Monday, April 22, 2024

Parents and teachers launch campaign to add the Nakba to BC curriculum


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The BC social studies curriculum includes historical atrocities such the colonization of North America, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide, but there is no mention of the Nakba. The Nakba was the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from historic Palestine that led to the creation of the state of Israel. Now, parents and teachers in BC have launched a campaign to include the Nakba in the BC curriculum. We speak with Tamara Herman, a Vancouver parent and member of Independent Jewish Voices and KZ, a Palestinian educator involved in elementary education.

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