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Posts from June 2017

Elijah, smiling, in Black and White filter with flowers in the background
By: Emily McGrew
Published: June 30, 2017

Elijah Walker grew up in Northeast Arkansas, and moved to Portland two years ago to do Quaker Voluntary Service. He stayed on for a second year, the alumni fellowship. He works at West Hills Friends Church, which is a liberal, semi-programmed meeting in Portland. You can hear some of Elijah's messages on the church's ...

By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
Published: June 28, 2017

This week, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would review the Muslim and refugee bans issued by President Trump and blocked by lower courts. The ruling also allowed part of the ban to go into effect. Here's what we’re reading to learn more:


SCOTUS approves Trump's 'Muslim Ban', by Kenrya Rankin via Colorlines


By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
Published: June 28, 2017

By Kabbas Azhar

Note: This post was updated on June 29. 

On June 26, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the Trump administration's executive order halting case review for refugees and barring travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The case will be heard in October, but in the meantime, the court has allowed the latest version of this racist and xenophobic order to continue with some severe restrictions starting June 29. 

The Supreme Court's decision to allow parts of the ban to continue in the coming months opens the door for...

Published: June 28, 2017

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Last week, nearly 5,000 people signed our petition urging Immigration and Customs Enforcement to grant Cristina Rodriguez-Sagarnaga a stay of deportation. Cristina, a mother of three in Colorado, had lived in the U.S. since she was five years old. Despite our best efforts, she was...

By: Carly Goodman
Published: June 27, 2017

As misinformation circulates widely in our social networks and media, many people are hungry for truthful, thoughtful information about our world. Recognizing the need to bring critical and evidence-based knowledge to public conversations, many scholars are recognizing that they may have a special role to play by sharing their research more broadly with the public. As historians Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi wrote recently, the public is thirsty for scholarly insights on the key...