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  • Jonathan Goldberg

    Moving piece, reminiscent of Freedom Writers. Deserves a wide audience. And absolutely on point - same old tactics repeat themselves. We're stronger than that. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shári G. Lynch

    This piece was especially moving for me, being a child of a Holocaust survivor myself. My father was a child survivor who didn’t talk about his experience with anyone until I was in high school. When he began speaking out, he changed dramatically as a person, as a husband to my mother and as a father to my sister and me. He shed himself of all his anger and resentment and realized how much he could impact others just by sharing his story. The true beauty of your story is how you align these experiences with each other as well as your own. We can truly be stronger together than alone. Thank you for sharing.

    • Liz Dwyer

      So glad that your father was able to finally talk about his experiences and that it was so transformative for him--and for your whole family.

  • Chelsea Spann

    This is a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing your experiences and reminding us of the need to stay awake and really hear beyond what media says to us.

  • meg.drimal

    thank you for this... learning and opening to the suffering of others brings us together, suffering is relative, we are One :-) love, thank you!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love how the experiences you had that day- going to the Museum of Tolerance then meeting Sherrills were very different- but related in the sense that you saw how possible it is to rise up against prejudices.

  • Liz Dwyer

    It's incredible that you both got to meet a Holocaust survivor AND Aqeela Sherrills--he is such a hero--in the same day. So inspiring--and the connections you're making reveal how much work we have to do today if we truly are serious about human rights and global prosperity.