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An Emotionally Historic Election — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via @lauraolin Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re thinking through alternative ways to achieve justice outside of our (broken) political justice system, the potential for a “universal basic income,” and grappling with the emotions of this historic election cycle. What we’ve been checking out… If you haven’t already read the letter that the Stanford […]

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Making Lemonade and what a “woman card” actually gets you — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Billboard Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing insight into the multiple layers of slayage that is Beyoncé, the literal price of a Black life, and all the “rewards” the “woman card” will get you. What we’ve been checking out… From her allusions to Yoruba culture to Black women dressed in white baptism […]

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Urban acupuncture and engineers’ isolation — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a TED talk on girlhood and bravery by one of our own speakers, how a building is re-envisioning architecture for the blind, and a new political player to look out for in the election. What we’ve been checking out… A roundtable with black women engineers in the […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: The problem with “diversity”

Edited by Mara Meyers Following the rise of the #OscarSoWhite hashtag, this week’s reFRESH focuses on a highly discussed – and critiqued – word this week: diversity. We’ve also got a hard look at sexual assault coverage in the media, and a take on Macklemore’s new song on privilege. What we’ve been checking out… Ava […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Trolls we love and undoing the pale male event

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got practical ways to plan an all-inclusive event, double standards on freedom of speech, and our first (and only) favorite troll. What we’ve been checking out… Meet the 2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, AKA the feminist Indiana Jones, who is an innovator, protector of ancient wisdom, and […]

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