Shelter in Place


S2:E7 What We Can Become

Season 2, Ep. 7

This week's presidential race has been a reminder of what we all know: we are a house divided. I'm continuing to bring you stories that cast a vision of what our country could be--stories of people who refuse to let fear get the best of them. In today's episode photojournalist, anthropologist, and educator Amira Karaoud shares her story of how ten years as a financial analyst on Wall Street launched her on a journey that changed everything--and what the journey taught her about finding home.

You can find out more about Amira's work here, and find Girl Z Report here. Work by the Girl Z Report students is featured here and in the documentary by the National Collaborative for Women’s History.

You can read more about the history behind the green card lottery, Ronald Reagan, and other aspects of immigration policy that informed this episode.

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