Testimony to the Maryland House's Ways and Means Committee in Support of HB 922

February 25, 2022

President and Executive Director John C. Yang writes in favorable support of Maryland's House Bill 922

Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC (Advancing Justice — AAJC) submitted this testimony for the public hearing on HS 922 (“Asian American History Curriculum Requirement”) held on February 25, 2022 by the Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland House in Annapolis, MD. The testimony is in support of HB 922, which seeks to include Asian American history into the history curriculum taught in schools across Maryland. We believe that Asian American history is American history and that our children deserve to see their histories reflected in the classroom. The proposed bill will allow students across Maryland to learn our history truthfully and have honest discussions about diversity, racism, and sexism. This bill will help ensure that students can become responsible members and leaders of an increasingly diversifying society.