1915 marked the year of the first genocide of the 20th century in which 2 million Armenians perished at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The survivors were scattered to the four winds. Today, both Turkey and the United States refuse to recognize the genocide. Jacqueline Keoseyan, an American-born member of the Armenian diaspora, became the first in her family to return to the land her people were expelled from 100 years ago.
Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Arizona, drawing over 10,000 supporters to the ordinarily quiet Fountain Park in Fountain Hills on March 19.Hundreds of protesters, including immigrant rights advocates, also showed up to voice their anger over Trump’s arrival in Arizona.
Donald Trump stopped in Fountain Hills, Arizona to give a speech in Fountain Park amongst supporters and protesters, days before the Arizona primaries. March 19, 2016.
Rose Mischke, a teacher of 42 years, has worked most her life to improve the lives of the refugee families in her community and teach her students the value and beauty of giving.Today, she is retired, but her work in the refugee community continues as she organizes her annual benefit dinner.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jose Espinoza, a Phoenix man who immigrated to the U.S. from the Mexican state of Sinaloa when he was eight. We are visiting Tumacacori National Park in Nogales, a city Jose often stayed as a child when visiting his father, who was working in the United States. Today, Jose’s family is reunited, but he is caught up in an ongoing struggle over immigration–with little end in sight. Jose’s is just one face of millions of immigrants fighting for citizenship and equality across the United States.