ISRAEL. Jenin Refugee Camp. Occupied West Bank. May 2002. Palestinian flag flies above the remains of Jenin Refugee Camp (Hawashin district) after its destruction by Israeli military bulldozers during the two week siege by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Camp resident Matasm Amir hoists a tattered flag above the remains of his home. Approximately 4000 residents were left homeless and at least 52 Palestinian combatants and civilians were killed. © Larry Towell
Freshman year of college has ended. So many things happened that I never expected would happen so fast. When I wrote “Assignment #1,” I could have never imagined all of this being within one year’s time.
I started a Students for Justice in Palestine organization, met some of the most intelligent people at my school, held several successful events, sent 40 student paintings on their way to children in Palestine, met Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, and so much more.
It all started with this candlelight vigil in December.
I’m thankful to God for giving me so many opportunities and setting so many things in front of me this year. So many things that I just had to reach out and take hold of, and others that I had to endlessly chase after.