Chapter 14:

"Teenage Commentary & Film Credits"

Quotes from the film:


          “We have the voice, and for those who don't have a voice. So, we have to be an example for the rest of the world to say that we have to stand together, and we can. We're here for each other.”

        ~ Nandi Maravanyak

“It's really important for people to be educated on the topic because it repeats itself in history over and over. And now, it's happening with people seeking refuge from the extremists, and they're just trying to come to a place that has religious freedom and a place where they can feel safe.”

~ Eryn Cohen

Conversation Starters:

  • What does Nandi mean when she says "We have a voice for those who don't have a voice."

  • When Eryn says "History repeats itself."  What are some examples of that?

Rayahah says: 

"I believe that the true Americans are the Native Americans who once resided many in this land.
Other than that, we're all refugees and originally immigrants. So, what right do we have to refuse entry to those refugees in need of new homes?

  • When she says that all American's are immigrants, (need to formulate this question 

  • What was the US's stance on quotas in 1940?

  • What is the US's stance on quotas now?

  • Why is knowledge power?

What can I do?

Volunteer Opportunities - (hyperlink)

There are many ways volunteers can provide essential support during this turbulent time - even remotely - from career mentoring to pro-bono legal work.  

Flowers on the Inside - become a pin pal with kids in detention centers

Take Action -(hyperlink)

Stay up-to-date on ways to advocate and raise awareness about refugee and asylum issues.

Write your 


Some type of sister school program with "the Sidewalk School" in Matamoros & 7 other refugee locations in Mexico