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Purvi Shah

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Write at Home: Immigration as a Seed for Possibilities

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 12:57 PM

Immigration reform is back on the floor - finally.

And yet, the national symbol of choice - and taxpayer investment - remains the fence. In our increasingly porous world where we travel by foot, flight, and internet, this emphasis on a physical marker of separation calls attention to...

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The Hazards of an Inauguration Sans Poetry

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 4:48 PM

A couple of weeks ago, we heard the poet Richard Blanco deliver "One Today" as part of Pres. Obama's second inauguration. Mixing our everyday lives with the universal, Blanco wove together his personal story as a Cuban exile and America's own becoming -- offering the immigrant success narrative...

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The Value of Vigil(ance) in Ending Sexual Violence

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:38 PM

What do we here in the U.S. take away from the brutal gang-rape and death of Jyoti Singh Pandey?

Across our world, miles away from the original site of violence in Delhi, India, a wave of protests and vigils have honored Jyoti and demanded an end to sexual...

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