Monumental Terrorism

Source: AP Photos / Shay Horse Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re dedicating the reFRESH to commentary on Charlottesville, the history of racism in America, and what we can do moving forward. What we’re checking out… Alan Zimmerman, the president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, shares an eye-opening, but hopeful account of what it […]

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Affirmative Infraction – The reFRESH

via Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re affirming the need for equal opportunities, fighting transphobia left and right, and trying out #SquadCare. What we’re checking out… Monday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and Serena Williams wrote an incredible piece for Fortune about how we can work to solve the wage gap by speaking up about it. […]

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Women’s Right to Bare Arms – The reFRESH

Credit Anthony Martinez Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re celebrating #SleevelessFriday, thinking about the place of respectability politics against police brutality, and trying to keep cool in the heatwave that’s sweeping that nation – literally and figuratively. What we’re checking out… All eyes this week were on the U.S. Senate as it attempted (and failed) […]

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Don’t Let The Creeps Grind You Down – The reFRESH

Credit Mona Chalabi Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re talking about free speech, applauding #realjournalists, and dreaming of women truly ruling the world. What we’re checking out… July 4th was a good day to remind ourselves of what America was founded on: whiteness. Anna Sterling schools us. Speaking of white people on July 4th, NPR […]

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The End of The Manterruptor – The reFRESH

Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re learning about today’s most dangerous epidemic in US media, celebrating FRESH staff and speakers’ events, and reading about the power of Black mourning. What we’re checking out… Is this real life? Following his mistrial, Bill Cosby is planning to host town halls on sexual assault. And it is NOT OKAY. […]

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