The Holocaust Law: Poland Fights for “the Truth”

This was originally written for The Berkeley Global Citizen on March 24th, 2018. It can be found in its original form here. The information in this piece reflects the time in which it was written. As Polish president Andrzej Duda signs an amendment to The Act on the Institute of National Remembrance into law, his…

China’s Uighur Muslim Camps: The Face of Non-Western Islamophobia

This was originally written for Berkeley Political Review on February 2th, 2019. It can be found in its original form here. The information in this piece reflects the time in which it was written. You can stop saying “assalamu alaikum” to your neighbor, shave your beard, tell your children not to speak of their prayers,…

War by Proxy

As of March 22, 2015, Yemen has been in a civil war. Within Yemen, there exists two factions that have been fighting in the civil war: the Shia Muslim Houthi rebels initially led by Hussein Al-Houthi and the largely Sunni Hadi government loyalists supporting President Abdu Rabu Mansur Hadi. What was initially a dispute over…

Mobilization, Polarization, and Conversation: Lessons from Slovakia

Discourse across ideological lines could be the key to facilitating meaningful change. *This article was originally written for PartnersGlobal in June 2019. It has been modified and updated for use in The Rights Stuff.* June 12 | Last week, PartnersGlobal hosted Dušan Ondrušek of PDCS and Tom Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace…

Tips for Resiliency: Surviving Human Rights Work and Life in General

A Note: This guide for resiliency is based on my experience, needs, and opportunities based on my particular intersectionalities as a white, middle-class student and person in the field of human rights living in the U.S. I hope that despite the particularities of my situation, these tips will be able to help a wider range…