Recently, one of Trump’s supporters cited the internment of Japanese Americans as setting a precedent for a Muslim registry.* Of course we cannot let this happen; of course we must protect our Muslim, Arab and Indian American brothers and sisters. We must make sure that what happened to my parents … Continue reading
Nowhere To Go and Nothing We Can Do. We were looking from the balcony on the 15 floor at the Mediterranean spreading its waves on the wounded shore. Smiles coming at us through the windows from the high rise buildings near by. Children finally escaping their homes were checking … Continue reading
By Rabbi Ora Nitkan-Kaner When I say I’m a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, this is what I imagine you hear: “I am claiming an important piece of Jewish history as my own.” “My grandparents experienced horrific pain and trauma, but they survived.” “I stand by the clarion call … Continue reading
Our partner, Grace Ngotho in Nairobi, Kenya recorded her participation in the Women’s March. Their path took the women through the area reforested by Kenyan professor Wangari Maathi, Ph.D. a Nobel Prize winning woman environmental activist. Grace supported mothers marching with small children and tells us these marches are so … Continue reading
By poet novelist and professor, David Mura. “We raised you to be individuals first and Americans second. We didn’t really think about being Japanese.” I think my mother was telling her conscious truth, but I think the whole truth was more complicated. If you are arrested and imprisoned in an … Continue reading
by associate Annie Marsa The radio crackled loudly in the room, jarring us from our sleep. It was not yet 6 am. I sat up in my sleeping bag, trying to discern something intelligible from the static. It was my third day volunteering on the Greek island of Lesvos. One … Continue reading
Interview by Ukrainian Olya Zhugan: I’m looking at the woman, standing in front of me. Her name is the same as mine, Olia, and sharing this makes me feel closer to her. She is probably just a bit younger than I am, in her early thirties but she definitely looks … Continue reading
In Gaza, in my catholic school, the little warmth I had on those cold mornings came only from the powerful loving words of An Arabic Christmas Song, a prayer for peace and normal lives. We used to sing at school during Christmas season. The nuns, always fascinating to me, handed … Continue reading
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A bit of Kosova today — the mountains both protective and dangerous.
The discoveries about the brain by neuroscientists have become more and more available to the general public. So, non-science types, perhaps you, are learning about trauma and brain changes, including the most recent discoveries that show us that future generations can be impacted by the traumatic events of past generations … Continue reading
You wake up every day, take kids to school and do whatever you usually do without its ever crossing your mind that one day everything can change. But then just one single day changes your life; Somewhere in your country, a war has begun. My story is not a story … Continue reading