Brown Signs Bill Funding $3 Million in CCLPEP Grants

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Opera received a California Liberties Public Education grant to stage “The White Bird of Poston,” a 50-minute children’s opera, as part of its Voices for Tolerance In-School Opera program.

Muratsuchi legislation links Japanese American incarceration experience and Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

Rafu Staff Report

SACRAMENTO — A grant program that teaches the lessons of the Japanese American incarceration was given a renewed life and purpose as Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 491, which will provide $3 million over the next three years in education grants on the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) introduced the legislation, which updates the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLP