The Protest Of The United States

2026 WordsMay 8, 20179 Pages
“It is so sad, what is happening now,” Linda said in her kitchen while arranging the tea and coffee table. She has white hair, a gaunt face, and a cheerful smile. In the tradition of her religion, Linda wore a black cardigan over a colorful shirt, black pants, and black boots. She added that politics made the world uglier and expressed her worries about her grandchildren’s future. The meeting came after President Trump’s revised travel ban executive order dubbed by activists as the 'Muslim Ban 2.0 ' and after several vandalism incidents at Jewish cemeteries following his election. The ban directly affected this group as these women’s communities were preparing to welcome three refugee families from Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.…show more content…
Each woman read a paragraph from “Prayer for Understanding Others” by Abby Willowroot which Jen proposed. After the prayer, each woman introduced herself briefly, based on the seating arrangement. Jen said that she worked at the Dutchess Community College (DCC) and had recently returned from the Holocaust remembrance event in Philadelphia, which her mother organizes annually to honor Jen’s stepfather, a Holocaust survivor. Linda said that she worked most of her life as a teacher at various schools and the DCC as well before her retirement and had three children and three grandchildren. Sandy Corwin said that she was a retired teacher, had four children, and was from the board of directors of the Sisterhood of Schomre Israel. Yousra said that her parents were originally from Pakistan. She was a single mother of three sons, a teacher at Al-Noor weekend Islamic School, and would start on the following week in her new job at DCC with Jen. All of them up until that point said that they have lived in the U.S. their whole lives. The first woman who hasn 't spent her entire life in the U.S. was Esmat Ismail. Esmat, who wore a veil covering her hair, said that was originally from Egypt, but have lived in the U.S. for more than 30 years now. Like most women in this group, she is a retired teacher, had a son and daughter. Then came Miriam Hyman’s turn who said that she lived in New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, and Israel.
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