White People, We Need To Do Better – The reFRESH

Photo via Euronews Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re holding white people accountable and reflecting on how we can be better progressives. What we’re checking out… FRESH Co-Founder Courtney Martin wrote an excellent piece this month for speaker Sarika Bansal’s magazine BRIGHT. The article, about the unfortunate trend of optics over genuine inclusion in white-led companies, kept whirring in our […]

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Family Values? Yeah, right. – The reFRESH

Art by Emilie Flöge Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re marveling at just how many policies you can enact against the livelihood of children and still claim to be pro-life. What we’re checking out… The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a far-right D.C. Circuit Court judge expected to be the deciding vote in […]

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What You Can Do After This Dumpster Fire Of A Week – The reFRESH

Photo via The Baltimore Fishbowl Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re dedicating the reFRESH to ways you can take action against the ever-frightening and increasingly racist policies of the current administration. Some ways to take action… Families being separated. The anti-Muslim travel ban being upheld. Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement, likely heralding a majority conservative […]

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Our Top 5 Moments from FRESH: Live

Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re looking back on highlights from our first-ever conference, FRESH: Live. As the weeks go on, we’ll be sharing more of our favorite moments on social media–so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! But for today, here are the top five moments we haven’t been able […]

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No Barbecues in Trump’s America – The reFRESH

Image via The Root Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re rolling our eyes at racist white people, celebrating new ventures from our speakers, and fighting over whether it’s Yanny or Laurel. What we’re checking out… As our own Jamil Smith pointed out recently in Rolling Stone, 2018 is proving that there is nowhere in America where it’s safe […]

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