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What Will Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem Mean to Palestinians?

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Conversation. "When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of…
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President Trump’s Slur Against American Indians

Noshene Ranjbar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. "As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have had the honor of working closely with the Lakota community on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian…
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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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Look But Don’t Touch My Daughter’s Hair

Cheree L. Meeks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Garnet News. "My daughter and I were in the grocery store and a very friendly white couple happened to be alongside us in the aisle. My…
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Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won’t Solve Our Problem

Elise Gornish, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. "The latest Hollywood natural disaster movie, Geostorm, is tanking in theaters this fall. We are once again invited to explore a cinematic vision of a self-inflicted…
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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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You Have to be Taught to Hate

Patricia MacCorquordale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Garnet News. "Every other week when I was young, we went to visit my grandmother. The visit always started with her showing us the latest additions…
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Color-shaming is alive and (still) hurtful among Latinxs today

Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Latina Lista. "Watching all the recent media reports and discussions about baseball legend Sammy Sosa’s skin bleaching brings back painful memories for me. It began when…
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