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Beyond thoughts and prayers – The reFRESH

Artwork by Wendy McNaughton Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re looking beyond thoughts and prayers to make real change, defending the right to protest, and practicing #NoBromo. What we’re checking out… On Monday morning, we awoke to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. As we worked through our grief, discourse proceeded […]

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Happy Pride Month!- The reFRESH

Pic via. This week we’re celebrating Pride, prepping for our first public event, and cheering on the folks who claim the space they deserve. What we’re checking out… To kick off Pride month, activist Janet Mock wrote a love letter to the LGBTQ community and it makes us love her even more. To combat the […]

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This Is Not A One Day Movement – The Weekly reFRESH

The Weekly reFRESH is back, with all of the freshest updates, thinkers, and actions on our radar. We’d also like to introduce the newest addition to our team, Kara Crutcher, who’ll be joining us as our Speaker Coordinator. She will also be the editor of the reFRESH. (*Kara waves*) Let’s face it: It’s a been […]

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Black Lives Matter — The Weekly reFRESH

Black Lives Matter Sign

This week, our round-up is dedicated to readings and videos in response to the recent killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. Because Black Lives Matter.  What we’re reading/watching… The Tulsa police officer who killed Terence Crutcher has been charged with manslaughter. Luvvie Ajayi has a letter for white people that is a necessary […]

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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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