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How the embassy move widens the partisan divide over Israel

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Hill. “It was fitting that evangelical pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress participated in the ceremony marking the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.”

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For Palestinians, The Nakba Is Not Just A Tragedy But A Triumph

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow.  “In 1948 my mother was three years old and living in the middle-class Ajami neighborhood on Jaffa’s coast. In April, Hagana and Irgun forces began mortaring the city, pushing Palestinians further and further towards the sea.”

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For some migrant mothers, there’s no rest on Mother’s Day

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Thursday was Día de las Madres, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico. I spent the morning in Nogales, Mexico, running a pro bono immigration legal clinic — and met with asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution in their home countries.”

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How Student Activism Shaped My (Our) Life (Lives): On the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Chicana/Chicano Studies Now’ Movement at UCLA

Michelle Téllez, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in LatinoRebels. “Students and teachers have taken center stage in the first half of 2018—in their public fights for protection from gun violence, in their rallies against wage inequities, and for a continued fight for an education…”

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Trump’s TPS decision undercuts US goals in Honduras

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the The Hill. “The Trump administration announced on May 4 it was ending Temporary Protected Status for more than 50,000 Hondurans who have been allowed to live and work in the United States for nearly 20 years, even though the State Department warned…”

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Bill Cosby verdict is a win for women like me who never confronted their abusers

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in USA Today. “It felt like a victory for me because more than 30 years ago, when I was 19, I was drugged and raped by a man I was casually dating.”

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3 Things to Keep Me From Rolling My Eyes at Your White Privilege

Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in Colorlines. “My organization, Indivisible Tohono, encourages civic engagement and education within the Tohono O’odham Nation, because O’odham voices have been largely disregarded and dismissed by the mainstream society.”

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Neto’s Tucson: Randiesia Fletcher overcame barriers, now helps refugees do the same

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. “For several years, Randiesia Fletcher has helped refugees create new lives for themselves in Tucson. She co-founded the nonprofit Refugee Resource Center… Many of the center’s clients have escaped war, poverty and deprivation.”

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Why Stormy Daniels Shouldn’t Show Us Those Photos

Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Ms. Magazine. “It’s hardly news adult movie star Stormy Daniels claims to have pictures of President Trump acquired during the relationship she says took place in 2006. But recently, a (disputed) rumor swept the internet suggesting she had pictures…”

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Guatamala Shows why the CIA Must be Held Accountable for Terrorism

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the The Hill. “Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA chief has reignited debate over accountability for torture. A bi-partisan group of Senators, including John McCain (R-Ariz.), is demanding greater transparency from the CIA on Haspel’s involvement in waterboarding and other acts of torture at the “black site” she ran in Thailand…”

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