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Even female Supreme Court justices are interrupted when speaking

Jennifer Earl, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill.  “Every woman I know has experienced being interrupted by a man while she was speaking. Most of us have ample experience with ‘mansplaining’…”

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YWCA has been fighting 100 years to help all Southern Arizonans thrive

Tanisha Johnson, 2016-2017 Fellow, with Kelly Fryer. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. “In 1917, when a group of 150 leaders got together to bring the YWCA to Tucson, statewide laws mandated school segregation and prohibited mixed marriages. But those women had a vision: Everyone should have the opportunity to thrive…”

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Airstrikes on Syria Are the Latest Reason We Need to Start Learning Peace

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. “My childhood began in World War II, my teenage years framed by the Korean War and the Cold War. My friends and I grew up under fear fueled by McCarthyism…”

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The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. “Though championed by Trump and DeVos, school choice is highly controversial around the country….”

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‘First, Do No Harm’: Why Anti-Trans Discrimination in Health Care Must End

Ilana Addis, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Rewire. “Transgender individuals face numerous obstacles in accessing quality health care. Health companies may deny coverage of certain treatments or procedures….”

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World Water Day — an agenda of radical change for America’s waters

Andrea K. Gerlak, 2016-2017 Fellow, with colleague Helen Ingram. This piece was first published in The Hill. “On March 22, the world will celebrate World Water Day. How will this Administration recognize the day?…”

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We need unity in Arizona

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. “My husband and I moved to Tucson after becoming enamored with it three years ago. I am Iranian-American, and my husband is Mexican, and we felt welcome in Tucson. Most of all, we were excited about the city’s border culture…”

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Fake it ’til you make it: living as a fraud

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium.  “As a Hispanic immigrant, I quickly learned that I needed to work twice as hard to show I was half as good. However, no matter how hard I worked, it never seemed enough….”

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Immigration Raids Keep Stoking More Fear and Hate

Dolores Duran Cerda, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino USA. “The tweet read “Why deport? Just kill them.” It came from a third-grade private school teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona…..”

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Building Bridges, Not Walls

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in TruthOut. “Ariel, the 11-year-old daughter of a friend, was riding the school bus in Northern Arizona when two Native American girls boarded the bus. A high school boy yelled, ‘Get off of here, this is a white bus’ “….

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