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The End of The Manterruptor – The reFRESH

Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re learning about today’s most dangerous epidemic in US media, celebrating FRESH staff and speakers’ events, and reading about the power of Black mourning. What we’re checking out… Is this real life? Following his mistrial, Bill Cosby is planning to host town halls on sexual assault. And it is NOT OKAY. […]

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Women Strike Back!- The reFRESH

One fundamental truth from herstory: women know how to strike. Pic via Pinterest. This week, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day, sipping tea as a form of resistance, and debunking myths about the gay community in Africa. What we’re checking out… Samantha Bee is, as always, hilarious and on point for International Women’s Day: “The Trump WH is […]

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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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Got the Whole World Watching & Trump’s Perverted Identity Politics — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing the terrifying truth behind Trump’s white racial justice agenda, the bright nonwhite, nondude future of podcating, and how one of our speakers got the whole world watching on The Daily Show. What we’ve been checking out… Two-time Olympic medalist? Doesn’t matter if you’re married, your husband will […]

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Righteous Bravery and How to Survive in America While Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re listening to a new podcast that flips the script on comedy, celebrating a special Emmy nomination, and learning about “righteous bravery.” What we’ve been checking out… This iconic image from a Baton Rouge protest embodies so much that the Black Lives Matter […]

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