Chicago Middle School Finds Hidden Holocaust History

8th graders in school

By Yarilet Perez History is not determined by the past, but by the decisions we make in the present that define moments in history. Eighth graders at the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School have contributed over 300 articles to History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust project, a research initiative by the United States […]

Photo Gallery: Signs tell the story of resistence at the Women’s Chicago March

As the crowd chants, "This is what democracy looks like," one marcher welcomed them

By Yarilet Perez In one of the most stunning demonstrations of unity in history, Chicago’s women showed their strength and courage as they joined 500,000 demonstrators at the Women’s March on Washington over the weekend.   Photo at top: On Jan. 21 as the crowd chants, “This is what democracy looks like,” one marcher welcomed […]

Sometimes, it’s not all about Trump

Mother and daughter attend the Women's March in Chicago to take a stance against anti-immigrant talk

By Yarilet Perez Shouting “women’s rights are human rights,” Chicago activists made a bold statement as approximately 250,000 people participated in the Women’s March of Chicago over the weekend. Immersed in a sea of furry pink hats and carrying an array of elaborate signs, the protesters, all part of one of the largest human-rights demonstrations […]