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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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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