Navigation

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…
Read More

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 ..."
Read More

Increasing national park fees hurts our understanding of the environment

Elise Gornish, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published by The Hill. “As 2018 begins, Americans typically find themselves going through the motions of a new year: making resolutions, starting gym memberships, and buying calendars. Some will…
Read More

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."
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

The tax bill endangers millions of lives

Rachel E. Gallery, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "The tax bill will either cut or reduce the tax credit for companies developing drugs for rare diseases. Approximately one in 10 Americans has…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More