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A reFRESHing 2018 Year In Review

Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking back on a year of growth, triumphs, and new initiatives at FRESH. In June, we hosted our first-ever conference. FRESH: Live was a gathering of our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge […]

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Of Primary Importance – The reFRESH

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Artwork by James Yamasaki Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re celebrating big primary wins, daydreaming about successful midterm elections, and remembering the work we have yet to do. What we’re checking out… Primary season is well under way as we head toward the November midterm elections in the U.S. and this year, more than ever, […]

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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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What You Can Do After This Dumpster Fire Of A Week – The reFRESH

Photo via The Baltimore Fishbowl Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re dedicating the reFRESH to ways you can take action against the ever-frightening and increasingly racist policies of the current administration. Some ways to take action… Families being separated. The anti-Muslim travel ban being upheld. Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement, likely heralding a majority conservative […]

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