Today —January 21, 2020 — would have marked a deadline set by President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, designed to put a stop to refugee resettlement in the U.S. The order required state governors to decide whether they would request to resettle refugees into their state, or stick to the administration’s status quo and be automatically … Continue reading Welcoming refugees, starting in our city
In national and international stories about migration, it’s not uncommon for statistics, policies, and political leaders to star as lead characters. Meanwhile, many of us encounter a very different migration story in everyday life — one that centers our friends, neighbors, communities, or perhaps ourselves. Two U.S.-based writers are inviting us to look at the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration
Streetside Conversations reflects on conversations past and present as we ring in the new year and bring on a new team.
Written by Cyanea Poon and Johanna Depenthal // “There is a time for self-care,” said Jay, getting up from the pile of blankets on the floor of the student union. “Let’s go.” I checked my phone and looked at Jay questioningly. It was the fall of 2014, a turbulent time in the United States, and … Continue reading Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions
Written by Laurae Coburn // Each of us is charged with the responsibility of taking care of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Restoring and maintaining balance in our systems and in our lives can be a challenge, and for those of us involved in helping others, this task is both increasingly important and exponentially challenging. … Continue reading Restoring Balance Through Mindful Self-Care