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And The Heat Goes On – The reFRESH

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as part of an initiative with NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine program to create murals for healthcare centers around New York City. Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re riding out the heatwave meteorologically, politically, and culturally. What we’re checking out Many parts of the United States were […]

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Big Dreams, Baby Steps – The reFRESH

Art by @thestitchdispensary Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re contemplating the deep, root causes of systemic inequity while taking small, personal steps to stay energized in the fight. What we’re checking out Last week saw the passing of two heroes of activism: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. We can honor their memories by continuing the […]

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Making the Rest of 2020 Count – The reFRESH

“Stronger Than Ever” art by Dia Pacheco Written by Jackson Bird As we pass the halfway mark of 2020, we’re reflecting on what our present means for our future and taking a look at what actions will take us to a better tomorrow. What we’re checking out As calls to defund the police continue and some […]

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Pride: Back To Its Roots – The reFRESH

Pride liberation flag with a banner saying "Pride is a protest." Illustrated by eesxop, Eva.

Art by Eva (@eesxop) Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re shining a light on a very unique Pride Month and reflecting on the ways in which present circumstances have brought Pride closer to its original spirit. What we’re checking out George M. Johnson explains the radical history of Pride, why this year looks far more […]

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Keep the Fire Going – The reFRESH

Photo by Representative Alma S. Adams Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re focused on keeping up the fight for long-term change. What we’re checking out… There are some ways that this wave of protests feels different than before and others in which it feels like we’ve been here so many times and never seen the […]

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