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4:00am. I woke up first to finish packing.

Swimsuit, earplugs, and swim cap (his right ear his a tiny hole in it from surgery years ago that still hurts when it gets wet). Check. Epipen and assorted medications (he has several health issues, including life-threatening food allergies). Check. Doctor’s note…

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As an American Studies professor, I teach the “hard history” of oppression and resistance in America, focusing on different groups and events across time and place (Civil Rights, border-crossings, internment camps, etc.). Students often react to learning about social injustice in one of two ways — “I never knew this…

Jenna Rossi

Professor and salsa dancer. Believer in peace-making through dialogue. Playful mom. Persistent. Nature-lover.

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