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Tell me, what would they see in your eyes?

On a downtown street in Lansing, Mich., a woman asked for our help. She was with her daughter, about 7 years old. We could see in the woman’s eyes several things: warmth, strength, wariness. In the young girl’s, shyness. Perhaps … Continue reading

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‘They never asked to be extorted, raped, threatened and beaten’

“She was told that if she failed to pay again, they would first rape her once more and then kill her son.” My brother recently returned from a 10-day volunteer stint representing women and children who have crossed the border from … Continue reading

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Sincerely, The Future of Healthcare

Here’s the backstory behind the video letter to President Donald J. Trump, “Sincerely, The Future of Healthcare,” that went viral last week, and a look at the five Upstate medical students who made it happen – in five days’ time. … Continue reading

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Photo project helps refugees know ‘their voice matters’

Thanks to a research project conducted by a public health graduate student, eight refugees living in Syracuse, NY, will show off their photography skills at an exhibition next month. But Rozlynn Jakes-Johnson’s project is about much more than photography. Rozlynn … Continue reading

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