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Local Opinion: Dear white people: Don’t withdraw from tough conversations on race

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. "This message is for white people who are upset and feeling paralyzed right now. This message is not for people of color, black…
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Social media — the 21st century’s strategic weapon of mass destruction

Erin Russ, 2019-2020 fellow. This piece was originally posted on The Hill. "According to researchers, almost half of the tweets discussing the virus appear to be bots, including approximately 620 of the 1,000 most active accounts and 41 of…
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Local Opinion: Our America of action, progress

Kathleen Bethel, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Two hundred fifty years ago, our forefathers laid the groundwork for a revolution to establish a new nation. If we were building…
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WHITE AMERICA HAS NEVER LEARNED TO CARE FOR BLACK PEOPLE

Jennifer Roth-Gordon, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. "What makes it so difficult for white people to value black lives? What will it take for white Americans to view George Floyd not just…
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How to save the class of 2020

Abra McAndrew, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Hill. "Thanks to a virtual commencement season, members of the Class of 2020 wondering “Now what?” could use some of their new found free time…
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Tucson Opinion: George Floyd’s killing has white people appalled, black people exhausted

Arianna Sholes-Douglas, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published to the Arizona Daily Star. "Several of my white friends have reached out to me to ask how they can help during this time. Some suggested that I…
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FROM ONE WHITE WOMAN TO ANOTHER: SELF-CARE IS NOT FOR US

Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine. "I’m not the only one sheltering in a self-care bubble. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to proliferate throughout American life, we have seen a ramp-up…
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Tucson teacher: Re-imagining schools in the wake of COVID-19

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Since the outbreak of COVID-19 forced Arizona schools to close their doors in March, I’ve heard many folks lament that schools as we…
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You can take the person out of the natural area…

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Springer Nature Sustainability Community. "...But you can’t take the nature out of the person. Citizen science phenologists are persisting in observing, despite COVID-19 disruptions in site…
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I (Don’t) Want A Wife

Maggie Trinkle, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Ms. Magazine. "I’ve been on the single motherhood scene a while now, not all that fresh from my years ago divorce. I have two teenagers who…
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