Tag: refugees

Anon(ymous) explores hardships faced by refugees

Photo by Dana Wehmann Entering its final weekend in the Adler Theater, “Anon(ymous)” follows a young refugee struggling to find a comfortable home in America after escaping from his war-torn native land. Following recent debate about renewing DACA and the family separation policy, “Anon(ymous)” is an important play that explores […]

Ramapo Should Become a Sanctuary Campus

Recent statements and executive orders (EO) by President Trump have sent the country and much of the world into turmoil in the past few weeks. Most notably was the EO that barred people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country for 60 days, as well as restricting refugees from […]

Student Looks Back on Enriching Refugee Trip

Photo courtesy of Adam Ayyad After returning home from a pilgrimage to Mecca, Adam Ayyad was presented with an offer he could not refuse. “I was praying that God would make me a better person and allow me to eventually do what I love to do. That’s helping people,” said […]

A Second Look at Jews After WWII

Photo by Michael Riff Dr. Atina Grossmann, professor of history in the faculty of humanities and social services at Cooper Union in New York, visited Ramapo on Friday for a presentation on Jews during World War II. Her presentation, titled Revised Landscape of Jewish Persecution and Survival During and After […]

Priyanca Mathur Velath Unpacks Refugee Crisis

Photo by Pauline Park Dr. Priyanca Mathur Velath of St. Joseph’s College gave a presentation on Thursday titled “Refugees, Migrants and the Nation-State: the ‘Insider-Outsider’ Paradox” in the Alumni Lounges. Velath discussed the issues of human rights violations that refugees face, that often go unreported to the public. “These are […]

Policies, Support Needed to Aid Syrian Refugee Crisis

Photo Courtesy of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, Flickr Creative Commons The Syrian Civil War is leaving millions of refugees homeless. Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey took in the majority of the four million Syrian refugees, but these people are not allowed to work because these countries have very high employment rates. […]