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Justice and Equality For All – The reFRESH

Photo by Jon Tyson Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re sharing the most powerful moments from Davos, some Sundance highlights, and saluting those fighting for justice and equality for all. What we’re checking out… The racist, homophobic attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett has rightfully dominated headlines this week as people discuss the numerous interconnected causes and […]

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New Congress, who dis? – The reFRESH

Photo by Vanity Fair / Martin Schoeller Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re celebrating the dawn of a new era as the most diverse U.S. Congress in history is sworn in and gets to work. What we’re checking out… As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pointed out, 2019 marks the hundredth anniversary of (white) women earning […]

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This Season, Show You Really Do Care – The reFRESH

Photo via Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re appreciating often overlooked workers, rolling our eyes at misogyny, and doing our best to find stories of holiday cheer in this challenging time. What we’re checking out… Politico interviewed fifty women from across various roles and ideologies about their experiences with structural bias and […]

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Meet the 2018 Class of FRESH Speakers

Colored portraits of FRESH Speaker's new 2018 class

What do an astrophysicist, rural revitalizer, and religious scholar have in common? Besides the fact that they’re all making incredible contributions to the world, FRESH Speakers is thrilled to welcome them as our 2018 class. Let’s face it, 2018 has been an unusually intense year. The threats and injustice we face these days can make […]

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