In the Old City of Damascus stands Beit Jabri, a restaurant serving traditional Syrian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the same house where Dr. Anan Ameri, a Palestinian American, spent summers in her youth with her grandfather, aunts and cousins.

When transfer student and School of Public Affairs senior Laura Hoyos first arrived on campus, she couldn’t find a space to discuss the topic of cultural identity and immigration. As an immigrant from Colombia, she had always been forced to confront stereotypes about identity. Under the Trump administration, she felt that need even more strongly.