Diane Guerrero, the television actress was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family
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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
La estrella de Orange is the New Black y de Jane the Virgin presenta su historia personal acerca de la grave situación en que se encuentran los inmigrantes indocumentados en este país. Diane Guerrero, la actriz de televisión del popular programa Orange is the New Black y de Jane the Virgin, contaba con sólo catorce años cuando un día sus padres y su hermano fueron arrestados y deportados mientras ella estaba en la escuela. Como había nacido en Estados Unidos, Guerrero pudo permanecer en el país y seguir estudiando gracias a la bondad de amigos de la familia, quienes se hicieron cargo de ella y la ayudaron a construir su propio camino y a que se convirtiera en una exitosa actriz de carrera sin tener la red de apoyo de su familia. En el país que amamos es una historia conmovedora y dolorosa sobre la resistencia extraordinaria de una mujer ante las aterradoras luchas que enfrentan los residentes indocumentados de este país. Hay más 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados viviendo en Estados Unidos, muchos de los cuales tienen hijos con ciudadanía estadounidense, pero cuya permanencia en este país es tan frágil como la de sus padres y cuyas historias no han sido contadas. Escrita en conjunto con Michelle Burford, esta autobiografía es una historia de triunfo personal que, además, arroja una muy necesaria luz sobre los miedos que permean la vida diaria de familias como la de la autora y sobre un sistema que les falla una y otra vez.
In the decade after 9/11, Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale did what preachers were doing all across America--he entered the pulpit and tried to claim Jesus Christ as the risen one who is ushering in a renewed and restored kingdom, even as it seemed that so many nations and special interest groups were claiming power and authority. Over the course of a decade many of the sermons directly addressed the great issues through reflection on the biblical narrative. Sometimes that interaction resulted in the congregation being moved by faith to enter the fray and to address issues such as war, natural disasters, sexual orientation, economic disparity, immigration reform, interfaith matters, and ecological disaster. In short, when the Bible met the big issues in congregational space and time, the church was transformed in Spirit and made ready for real action. In thirty-four sermons that go from pre-emptive war to the Arab Spring, Seth insists that nothing that happens in real history lies outside the realm of theological reflection, and that there is nothing a congregation cannot delve into once it has seen why the particular kingdom message of Jesus Christ is stronger than any other power.
- Author : Cristiana Palmieri
- Publisher : Multilingual Matters
- Release Date : 2018-12-07
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9781788922210
This book explores the motivations of adult second language (L2) learners to learn Italian in continuing education settings in Australia. It focuses on their motivational drives, learning trajectories and related dynamics of identity development triggered by the learning process. Central to the study are adult L2 learners, who are still a largely under-researched and growing group of learners, and readers will gain a better understanding of the learning process of this specific group of learners and ideas for sustaining L2 adult learning motivation in continuing education settings. Furthermore, the book discusses the role played by the Italian migrant community in Australia in making Italian a sought-after language to learn. It explores how a migrant community may influence motivation, and highlights and expands on the notion of L2 learning contexts, showing the existence of sociocultural environments where second language learning trajectories are affected by the presence of migrant groups.
On many occasions Americans as a religious people have experienced tension and indecision as they have wrestled with a variety of critical issues crossing their paths. How to implement their religious creeds and ideals in an ever-changing society is recorded in the religious language of the people as they have sought to articulate their identity and destiny. Critical Issues in American Religious History identifies fifteen key, chronologically arranged issues that have prompted considerable debate and discussion over the years. The distinctive element of this work is the singular thematic thread which runs from cover to cover: America's religious experience reflects four interrelated dimensions of religious tension. The carefully selected primary and secondary materials speak to the tension between the secular and sacred, beliefs and behaviors, inclusion and exclusion, and conflict and consensus. Each chapter theme is woven around a particular critical issue pertaining to one or more of these four tensions. Ideally suited for classroom use, Mathisen's work enlarges the reader's critical thinking through an examination of primary and secondary sources of America's religious past. Special features in each chapter include: -- Introductory commentary -- Primary and secondary source readings -- Questions for reflection and discussion -- Suggested readings for further study
- Author : Ronald Reagan
- Publisher : Government Printing Office
- Release Date : 1983
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 8
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
- Author : United States. President
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2012
- Genre : Presidents
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UCR:31210021820087
"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
On impact of World War I on teaching of history and suggested course content.
For more than 45 years, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 60 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2017 Edition include: The intricacies of the new presidential administration of Donald Trump Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election U.S. and global policies on immigration and refugees Landmark Supreme Court rulings on gerrymandering and state grant money for parochial schools, and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch Global warming and climate change agreements and policies European elections, including those in the UK, France, and Germany Outcomes of the G-20 Summit North Korea and international calls to action Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.
In this exceptional new second edition, the author has retained much of her earlier experiences when emigrating to the United States but adds depth and detail to the life events that have currently influenced her social values, attitudes, and behaviors. This is a supplementary textbook with the fundamental purpose of facilitating students in associating the understandings in their personal daily lives with larger social forces. The main discussion focuses on cross-cultural experiences and society with the understanding that time, society, and culture will always influence everyday lives. The following topics are featured: sociological theories and how different political and economic systems influence ways of thinking, everyday life, and social interaction with others; the importance of doing research projects, collecting data, and how to avoid common mistakes; the comparison between Chinese and American cultures, and cultural shock; how immigrants assimilate themselves into American society; deviant behavior that may be considered universal; comparison and evaluation of U.S. and Chinese social stratification; racial group issues; comparison of U.S. and Chinese sex and gender behaviors; different approaches to the importance of family in cultures; the influence of Confucius versus Christianity; population issues including family planning and abortion; and urbanization and its effect on social change. Replete with numerous illustrations, the author provides a background of Chinese history, culture, and current issues. The book is especially important in the study of history immigration, world cultures, current American immigration, and the socialization and assimilation by the dominant culture in a society. This book serves as a significant resource for the general study of sociology and social sciences at all levels.
This book explores the factors behind - and the implications of - the 2006 coup. It brings together contributions from leading scholars, local personalities, civil society activists, union leaders, journalists, lawyers, soldiers and politicians - including deposed Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase and Mahendra Chaudhry. The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? is essential reading for those with an interest in the contemporary history of Fiji, politics in deeply divided societies, or in military intervention in civilian politics.
In this day when Christians and churches are widely dispersed throughout the world, the ques- tion ‘Who is the church?’ could easily be dismissed as irrelevant. In this publication, Bishop David Zac Niringiye pleads that as Jesus warned, we should not be in haste to conclude that any community with religious titles or forms and who speaks the right language of ‘Lord, Lord . . . ’ is authentic church. Taking his cue from Hebrews 11 and 12 the author addresses the motif of ‘the people of God’, looking first at the ancient people of Israel, beginning with Moses, then the new Israel and the covenant in Christ, born through the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and finally the life of the new community, the church, during the apostolic era. Through this biblical journey it is made clear that as the pilgrim people of God and the new community in Christ we must be marked by faith, love and hope, looking forward to the full consummation of the kingdom of God – justice, peace and joy, fully realized when ‘the new heaven and the new earth where righteousness dwells’ (2 Peter 3:13) is inaugurated.
- Author : Aaron Barlow
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2016-06-20
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 208
- ISBN : 9781610697064
Through a diversity of primary source resources that include works by politicians and literary figures, book reviews, and interviews, this book enables student readers to better understand literature of the Great Depression in context through original documents. • Provides readers with an understanding of the great cultural issues of life in America in the 1930s • Integrates and aligns material for the ELA Common Core Standards and American literature and social studies curriculum, supplying useful tools to support literary works—analysis, history, document excerpts, discussion questions, and areas for study • Places three of the most significant writers of the decade within the sources of turmoil that affected their fiction • Enables readers to construct their own visions of how three great writers represented the changing aspects of American culture in that era
This book offers an in-depth engagement with the growing body of Anglophone Arab fiction in the context of theoretical debates around memory and identity. Against the critical tendency to dismiss nostalgia as a sentimental trope of immigrant narratives, Qutait sheds light on the creative uses to which it is put in the works of Rabih Alameddine, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Leila Aboulela, Randa Jarrar, Rawi Hage, and others. Arguing for the necessity of theorising cultural memory beyond Eurocentric frameworks, the book demonstrates how Arab novelists writing in English draw on nostalgia as a touchstone of Arabic literary tradition from pre-Islamic poetry to the present. Qutait situates Anglophone Arab fiction within contentious debates about the place of the past in the Arab world, tracing how writers have deployed nostalgia as an aesthetic strategy to deal with subject matter ranging from the Islamic golden age, the era of anti-colonial struggle, the failures of the postcolonial state and of pan-Arabism, and the perennial issue of the diaspora's relationship to the homeland. Making a contribution to the transnational turn in memory studies while focusing on a region underrepresented in this field, this book will be of interest for researchers interested in cultural memory, postcolonial studies and the literatures of the Middle East.
- Author : Carter, Jimmy
- Publisher : Best Books on
- Release Date : 1980-01-01
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 1276
- ISBN : 9781623767747
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States