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A Time of Renewal, An Opportunity To Do Better – The reFRESH

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re getting ready to go outside again, but making sure we’ve got the whole community in mind when we do. What we’re checking out… “America Ruined My Name For Me,” a meditation on identity and racism from Beth Nguyen, and a must-read.  Volunteers around the […]

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Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves – The reFRESH

Art by Heather Schieder Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re allowing ourselves to feel relief and a bit of joy––so we can get back to work and continue fighting for change. What we’re checking out… If you read just one more article about Donald Trump leaving office, make it this one by Ta-Nehisi Coates. And […]

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On Victories & Accountability – The reFRESH

Image via Undistracted Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re acknowledging the hard-fought victories that were won this week and examining the path forward after Wednesday’s storm on the US Capitol. What we’re checking out… Hours before the attempted coup at the US Capitol, millions of people woke up on the morning of the sixth with […]

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Gratitude Through Acknowledgment – The reFRESH

Art by @artbyciara for the All My Relations podcast Written by Jackson Bird In this special early edition of the reFRESH, we’re acknowledging the complexity and heaviness of this week’s holidays, and of the year overall, but finding strength in shared narratives. What we’re checking out… While every day is a good day to practice being a […]

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A New Day, A Familiar Fight – The reFRESH

Art via the Women’s March Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re sweeping up the confetti, rolling up our sleeves, and getting back to work. What we’re checking out… This piece by Roxane Gay in The New York Times was written before we had a definitive answer in the election but still rings just as true about […]

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