Brown Appoints Three to CCLPEP Advisory Panel

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on June 26 announced three appointments to the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant Program Advisory Panel.

The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program is a state-funded grant project to sponsor public educational activities and development of educational materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II will be remembered so that the causes and circumstance of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood. The program is administered by the California State Library.

The agency is directed by statue to administer a competitive grant program to educate the public through the development, coordination, and distribution of new educational materials and the development of curriculum materials to complement and augment resources currently available on this subject matter regarding the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that have been carried out against other communities or populations, including, but not limited to, civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that are perpetrated on the basis of an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

The appointees are: