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Imagining a Korean COCO: The Film Honors My Culture, Too

Joy E. Baynes, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in LatinoRebels. “As Coco emerges as the clear Oscar front-runner for the Best Animated Film, the Mexican American community is not the only one celebrating. For me, as a…
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A border wall will create more ‘Dreamers’

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "The Trump administration announced its new immigration proposal last week. President Trump proposes legalizing “dreamers,” in exchange for funding the border wall…
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How Artists Can Shape Understanding of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Michelle Téllez and Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez, 2017-2018 Fellows.  This piece was first published by Latino USO.  "Two recent art installations drew a renewed attention to the U.S.-México border. Given the increased speculation and rhetoric around border enforcement ..."
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How Israel has strained America’s relationship with the U.N.

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post. "The United States' position has long been out of touch with how the rest of the world views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
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Children in charter schools shouldn’t go hungry

Eve Rifkin, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill.  "A heartbreaking story of the seven-year-old girl in Texas has gone viral. During a class exercise in which she and her classmates were told to write a…
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A Safe House for Central Americans in Tucson

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the NACLA Report on the America's "border wars" blog. "On the perilous journey to reunite with their families, Central American women and children find a temporary…
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Giving tents to homeless isn’t a solution, but it offers protection

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “One stormy night, in the wee hours of the morning, I received an alarming call from a stranger, scolding me because my…
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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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Is Hearing Loss Causing Your Parent’s Falls? As we age, hearing loss is increasingly linked to other conditions

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in NextAvenue. "While a new study last month suggested exercise is the best way to prevent falls in people over 65, there’s another, surprisingly simple, but often…
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