AFT Resolution

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

WHEREAS, 1.5 million people were massacred by the Turkish government beginning in 1915; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress formally passed resolutions recognizing the Armenian Genocide in 2019; and

WHEREAS, Turkey has continually denied the genocide:

RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will formally recognize the Armenian Genocide; and

RESOLVED, that the AFT will call on the president of the United States to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide; and

RESOLVED, that the AFT will publish an article educating our members on the Armenian Genocide, including classroom resources.

(2021)

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