During World War I, the Ottoman Turks carried out one of the
largest genocides in the world’s history, massacring 1.5 million
Armenians. Turkey continues to deny the genocide, but the U.S.
Congress passed a resolution to recognize it in 2019.
This spring United Teachers Los Angeles, in conjunction with the
CFT Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights Committee, brought a
resolution before CFT Convention calling for the state federation
to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide and commit to sharing
resources for teaching about it in the classroom. The Executive Council
passed the resolution on June 12.