2 SoCal natives start organization pushing to expand ethnic studies at public schools

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Jasmine Nguyen and Katelin Zhou joined us live to share details on their organization, Diversify Our Narrative.

The non-profit pushes to expand multicultural studies in public schools — an effort that began because Nguyen and Zhou were inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the killing of George Floyd. The group aims achieve racial justice through education.

Nguyen and Zhou first circulated a petition to students at their former high schools, in Anaheim and Ventura, demanding that California public schools require every student, K-12, read at least one book by and about a person of color, every year.

That petition caught fire on the internet and was picked up by high schoolers throughout the state. More information can be found on the organization’s website.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on August 2, 2021.

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