Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as part of an initiative with NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine program to create murals for healthcare centers around New York City.
Written by Jackson Bird
This week we’re riding out the heatwave meteorologically, politically, and culturally.
What we’re checking out
Our reFRESHing Talk of the Week is Dr. D-L Stewart’s newly premiered TEDx Talk about the ways race and gender have historically intersected to dehumanize black trans people.
The latest from our speakers…
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has announced her latest project, a multiyear public art series in partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation celebrating women in science, called FINDINGS. The murals will be appearing in cities throughout the US and will also feature an AR app providing more context about the concepts and women illustrated in the mural. You can follow along on Instagram at findings.art.
Shannon Watts wrote for USA Today about New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against the National Rifle Association.
Mychal Denzel Smith’s book, Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream, comes out on September 15th. You can read an excerpt now in The Atlantic and preorder the book here.
Samhita Mukhopadhyay wrote for The Atlantic about a possible cultural change post-pandemic: less of a stigma around not having kids.
Jamil Smith interviewed Bubba Wallace for Rolling Stone, speaking over video call about racism in the NASCAR community, exhaustion, and heavy metal.
Elle Hearns appeared on the latest episode of Cameron Esposito’s podcast, Queery.
Ann Friedman and her co-author Aminatou Sow were guests on Anna Sale’s Death, Sex, and Money.
Simran Jeet Singh interviewed Rebecca Parson, who would be the first woman and first queer person to represent her district in Seattle if elected in November.
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