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SF Standard: SF City College Fights for a Lunar New Year Holiday After CA Bill Stalls

Source: San Francisco Standard

After a proposal to create a statewide Lunar New Year holiday was suspended in California’s legislature, San Francisco’s community college will discuss their own plans to make the popular Asian festival a campus day-off.

... Phil Ting, a Chinese American assemblyman representing the westside of San Francisco, expressed his interests for this idea and said he’s supportive of promoting cultural understanding in educational systems, especially in a time of the Stop Asian Hate movement.

“In the midst of rising hate against the AAPI community,” said Ting. “A Lunar New Year holiday would give community college students a time to reflect on the special significance of this celebration and encourage acceptance.”