Irish Holidays and Immigration

Part of living in a new country is partaking in and experiencing that country’s holidays and celebrations.  As an American currently living in Ireland, I was excited about celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland. As someone with Irish heritage, I have always celebrated my “Irishness” on Saint Patrick’s Day but here, it is a national

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Groceries- Experiences adjusting to life in a new country

This post is a reflection on some of my first experiences as an immigrant into a new country. I recently uprooted myself from a life in the Mid-West, United States to live and study in Ireland. I am quite aware that I am privileged as a white female so my experiences can be quite different

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One week of political whiplash

In a world where information moves fast, I feel like every time I open up the news something has drastically changed in some form or another. It almost feels like a form of whiplash. At the end of last week, we witnessed the implementation of President Trump’s executive order that barred migrants from 7 countries

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Refugee Resettlement Process: The Facts

Are you aware of what processes refugees need to go through in order to have resettlement?  People who are already in a vulnerable state from having to flee their homes are put through a long process of uncertainty and having their lives put on hold while they wait to find out if and where they will

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Taking Action

This past weekend has seen a complete challenge of American values with the executive order that was signed by President Trump that resulted in the restriction of  immigrants and non-immigrants from multiple countries that left people stranded in international airports or in foreign countries.  Many took up to protest outside of JFK airport as well

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2016 Davis Projects for Peace

Last year, New Citizen Project’s founder and president, Shahbaz Salehi was selected for a grant that allowed for the start of the New Citizen Project organization. Katherine W. Davis, a former resident at International House New York dedicated herself to finding new ways to promote peace in the world and so she began a grant

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New Year, New Beginnings

It’s the start of a new year. For many this means a new start. An opportunity to accomplish things that weren’t achieved the year before. Many people set goals or resolutions that they hope will better their lives in some way or another.  For those who have been victims of turmoil and conflict, the coming

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