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Pima Community College changes lives, one student at a time

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Pima Community College is invaluable to our community because it helps change lives. It is a place for growth and development…
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WFSA Receives National Award

As reported by the Arizona Daily Star, the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is the recipient of a highly competitive $150,000 national award from the Women's Funding Network and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase the…
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Dear McCain, Kirkpatrick: I’m indigenous — and I’m a voter, so hear me

Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Several recent experiences with the staff members of local politicians have made it clear to me that Native Americans face both additional…
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Tax reform will help small businesses in Arizona

Lea Marquez Peterson, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen firsthand that our current tax code places a stifling burden…
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Supporting Guatemala’s anti-mafia fight helps the U.S.

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "If Arizonans are concerned about migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, there is something we can do that is more effective and far less…
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Survivors who disclose need empathy, not judgment

Edna Meza Aguirre, 2014-2015 Fellow and Monica J. Casper. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "#MeToo is the latest example of hashtag activism. Following Weinstein-gate, social media exploded ..."
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Say Goodbye to Gender as You Know It

Patricia MacCorquordale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Garnet News. "A few years ago, another faculty member and I were discussing a young student who we had in common. This student’s adjustment to the…
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Tucson should be wary of the cost of development

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "The Sonoran Desert — over 2,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 1,000 species of bees — is the most biodiverse…
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Shared humanity at the total eclipse of the sun

Martha Gilliland, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Seven of us from Tucson gathered in the rancher’s pasture in Idaho expecting a total eclipse of the sun last week. We…
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Letter: Bring back bilingual education in Arizona

Leah Duran. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "The school year has wound down, bringing another yearly cycle to a close. This means graduations, field trips, field days and celebrations…
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