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A Time of Renewal, An Opportunity To Do Better – The reFRESH

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re getting ready to go outside again, but making sure we’ve got the whole community in mind when we do. What we’re checking out… “America Ruined My Name For Me,” a meditation on identity and racism from Beth Nguyen, and a must-read.  Volunteers around the […]

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A New Day, A Familiar Fight – The reFRESH

Art via the Women’s March Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re sweeping up the confetti, rolling up our sleeves, and getting back to work. What we’re checking out… This piece by Roxane Gay in The New York Times was written before we had a definitive answer in the election but still rings just as true about […]

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Celebrate Essential Workers This Weekend – The reFRESH

Mer Young for Dear Frontline

Art by Mer Young for Dear Frontline Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re reflecting on the true meaning of Labor Day and staying cognizant of how the internet is changing us as a society. What we’re checking out… As we kick off Labor Day weekend, let’s not forget about domestic workers who are systemically underpaid […]

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And The Heat Goes On – The reFRESH

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 Many parts of the United States were […]

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COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer – The reFRESH

Art by Micah Bazant Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re taking a look at how the pandemic is affecting different communities in different ways. Spoiler: this is not an equal opportunity pandemic. What we’re checking out… Black Americans are suffering from COVID-19 in the highest numbers. Latinx people are the hardest hit by pay cuts […]

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