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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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Refreshing Perspectives – The reFRESH

Image via Chelsea Handler Written by Jackson Bird As we collectively adjust to a new normal, we’re focusing this week’s reFRESH on unique takes and important perspectives on the pandemic. What we’re checking out… This week’s New York Times Magazine cover story featured the stories of essential workers, in their own words and with their own […]

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Doing What We Can – The reFRESH

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Photo by Neil Thomas Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking to our past, acknowledging where problems persist, and doing what we can to make change in a positive direction. What we’re checking out… Our top recommendation this week is The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. Every essay, photo series, and poem is worth absorbing […]

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A Steadying Breath and a Step Forward – The reFRESH

Photo by Victor Garcia Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re taking a breather from the usual horrorshow of world news to focus (mostly) on the positive––including celebrating trailblazers and marveling at the beauty of the universe. What we’re checking out… There were some excellent firsts in the arts and entertainment world this week. Joy Harjo has […]

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Change Is Coming – The reFRESH

Art by Molly Crabapple for The Intercept Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re diving beneath the surface on a few hot topics, finding out who really sits on the Iron Throne, and looking to the future with AOC. What we’re checking out… The work week started with sadness as the world watched the Notre Dame cathedral […]

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