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Kids These Days – The reFRESH

Emma Gonzalez illustrated by Shering Snippets

Art by Shering Snippets Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re throwing our full support behind the students of Stoneman Douglas high school, calling for educational reform at every level, and looking to the future. What we’re checking out… It’s only been fifteen days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but the […]

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Movers, Shakers, and Changemakers- The reFRESH

Credit Paul Connell/The Boston Globe, via Getty Images We’re bringing tons of positivity and inspiration to your inbox this week, and dedicating our newsletter to movers, shakers, and change-makers. What we’re checking out… Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon as an official entrant (despite having to sneak […]

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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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Righteous Bravery and How to Survive in America While Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re listening to a new podcast that flips the script on comedy, celebrating a special Emmy nomination, and learning about “righteous bravery.” What we’ve been checking out… This iconic image from a Baton Rouge protest embodies so much that the Black Lives Matter […]

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Dirty debates and the dark side of comments — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Justin Sullivan/2016 Getty Images Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re reading about the nasty in last night’s debate, a new version of fatherhood, and why the pay gap problem begins in middle school. What we’ve been checking out… Did you watch the Democratic primary debate last night? Rebecca Traister on how the competition […]

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