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White People, We Need To Do Better – The reFRESH

Photo via Euronews Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re holding white people accountable and reflecting on how we can be better progressives. What we’re checking out… FRESH Co-Founder Courtney Martin wrote an excellent piece this month for speaker Sarika Bansal’s magazine BRIGHT. The article, about the unfortunate trend of optics over genuine inclusion in white-led companies, kept whirring in our […]

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Family Values? Yeah, right. – The reFRESH

Art by Emilie Flöge Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re marveling at just how many policies you can enact against the livelihood of children and still claim to be pro-life. What we’re checking out… The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a far-right D.C. Circuit Court judge expected to be the deciding vote in […]

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Making History

Official presidential portraits painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re calling for gun control reform again, basking in the glow of the Obamas’ new portraits, and celebrating a huge couple of weeks for our speakers. What we’re checking out… This week began with another tragic shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. […]

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2017 Is Over and Time Is Up – The reFRESH

Art by LadiesGetPaid Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re saying time’s up – on abuses of power, on President Trump’s racism, and on hypocrisy writ large. What we’re checking out… Time’s Up dipped their toes into their first activist stunt by successfully encouraging Golden Globe attendees to don black in solidarity against rampant sexual abuse […]

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Affirmative Infraction – The reFRESH

via Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re affirming the need for equal opportunities, fighting transphobia left and right, and trying out #SquadCare. What we’re checking out… Monday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and Serena Williams wrote an incredible piece for Fortune about how we can work to solve the wage gap by speaking up about it. […]

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