Archive for August 2019

Immigrants and The Statue of Liberty

Immigrants and The Statue of Liberty
When Emma Larzarus wrote her poem The New Colossus in 1883, which was inscribed on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty in 1903, contrary to what the Trump administration would have you believe, she was not thinking of “people coming from Europe” who had the means to support themselves. She was writing it for people like my grandmother,... Read more »

Immigrants and America: Lessons from the Past

Immigrants and America: Lessons from the Past
Our current anti-immigrant political climate is sadly not new. This summer, I attended an enlightening series of lectures by Professor Daniel Greene on Americans and the Holocaust sponsored by Northwestern University’s Continuing Education program. What I learned is troubling, in terms of how patterns of the anti-immigration, xenophobic, America-first ideology that we are currently experiencing have been... Read more »