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Now Is Not The Time For Complacency – The reFRESH

Image by GirlTrek Written by Jackson Bird As we end this very painful week, we’re using this newsletter to uplift black voices and share anti-racism resources. What we’re checking out… Bridget Read spoke with five young people who have been protesting in Minneapolis about this inflection point, and how police brutality poses a bigger threat to […]

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From Doomsurfing to Zoomsurfing: Our Virtual Event Recs – The reFRESH

Art is Citational Ethics (Saidiya Hartman, 2017) by Ja’Tovia Gary via Jenny Wortham Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re standing in solidarity with workers, calling for economic justice–––and also helping you find the best virtual events to add to your gCal. What we’re checking out… In honor of International Workers’ Day, here’s an on-going list […]

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Enjoy Autumn While It Still Exists – The reFRESH

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Photo by Markus Spiske Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re only minorly freaking out about the climate crisis, but mostly we’re focusing on how we can work together to make change while we still can. What we’re checking out… Fall is officially here and that means cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and… unprecedented jet stream […]

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Debate Reform Now – The reFRESH

Image via Adrian Lam / NBC News Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re asking why we still have televised debates, shaking our heads at a certain list of innovators, and checking in on gun control developments. What we’re checking out… One of the most aggravating events of the last week for us, as a speaking […]

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This Newsletter Is Not About The Debates– The reFRESH

Art via Becca Rea-Holloway Written by Jackson Bird This week we scoured the web for anything not about the Democratic Primary Debates. Yes, we all watched to stay informed and many of our speakers had excellent commentary (check out their tweets), but at this point we all need to refresh our minds with other news. What we’re […]

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