Human Rights & Political Activism

We refuse to be shut down by Trump’s ban

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The executive order on immigration banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries was announced Friday; by Saturday, our delegates from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen received notice that they would no longer be able to come to the U.S. They were set to participate in the annual American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) […]

Arts & Culture

Remembering to Change

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By Becca Farnum One hundred years ago today, a war ended. And a handful of diplomats began working to create a world in which such violence would no longer exist. They failed. And yet… Today, we remember. We remember the children, women, and men who died for no reason other than being in the wrong […]

Business & Technology

Inclusivity and Tolerance beyond Age and Gender

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The women’s technology and business community in Gaza combines entities that may surprise you at first. But while expressions like crises, blockade, and war are more familiar in this context, Gaza is setting an international example in terms of inclusivity and accessibility for its aspiring entrepreneurs. Young women, especially, have revealed a great hunger and […]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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Bismillah… We make art to create change To express our pain Teach our history We create art to stay alive We create to survive We create to share of ourselves Even if we don’t come from the same land Our art speaks to our humanity and shared struggle We make art to unite We create […]

Human Rights & Political Activism

13 Miles

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13 miles. On Wednesday 9 July, there were only 13 miles between me and someone I love very much and was hoping to see. I’ve never actually met her in person. Just hours and hours of Skype and Google+ conversations. Marah and I met via Dorm Room Diplomacy, a program bringing together undergraduates through videoconferencing […]