The Weekly reFRESH: Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy and a platform for thought leaders

December 4, 2015

Edited by Mara Meyers

In this week’s edition, the humanity of white men continues to reign over everyone else, Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy may not be as self-centered as people think, and a new platform that amplifies the voices of thought leaders.

What we’ve been checking out…

Heleo is a new platform for thought leaders, being called the “Buzzfeed for brains.” But why are the majority of the initial crew of thought leaders white?

This MAKERS documentary on The Fourth World Conference for Women, Beijing 1995 has us in all our feminist feels.

These stunning portraits and stories of women fighting climate change are sure to inspire you.

Look! Something positive about diversity in the tech industry! Trans*H4ck is a platform that’s not just talking the talk, but actually doing something to empower marginalized people.

There’s a real problem when we find more humanity in white men who murder than black men and women who are innocent.

The latest from our speakers…

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic efforts aren’t all bad. Catherine Bracy weighs in on Room for Debate.

Four inspiring individuals, including Bisi Alimi, share their stories on what it’s like to live positively with HIV.

Mohamed Ali’s life as a refugee in America reminds us why we cannot punish Syrian refugees for the crimes of ISIS.

Julie Zeilinger proves why Matt McGorry remains one of our favorite white dudes.

The fourth episode of Latoya Peterson’s Girl Gamers focuses on the consequences of identity in gaming culture. Spoiler alert: it’s hard to be a woman in a male dominated industry.

Chris Downey’s visionary achievements as an architect were featured on CBS Evening News.

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