America

America By Siegrid Raible I have been thinking lately about my country, America, and what it means to be an American. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, sixty-six years ago. I am a first generation American who hadn’t really devoted much time to thinking about what it meant to be an American. I took it...

Family Values

Family Values By Siegrid Raible What does it say about a society that condones the separation of women from their children; women who are fleeing conflict and/or physical abuse at the hands of husbands or drug lords? What is the impact of that separation on children as young as four months? Where are this...

Everybody Has a Right to Live

Everybody Has a Right to Live By Siegrid Raible I spent the afternoon of April 19, 2018, with a couple of hundred young people at a rally in Washington Square Park sponsored by NYC Says Enough where students and others spoke to the need to putting an end to gun violence. The event was organized as part of...

Our Future Leaders are Here Today

Our Future Leaders are Here Today By Siegrid Raible On March 24, 2018 I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers of all ages – some too young to walk, some too old to walk and the rest of us somewhere in-between – all united in an effort to deliver the following message to our elected officials:...

A Valentine’s Day Like No Other

A Valentine’s Day Like No Other By Siegrid Raible It was a strange Valentine’s Day. It was February 14, 2018 near the end of a sunny school day when fourteen students and three teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lost their lives to a young man with an...

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