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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

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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Now Is Not The Time For Complacency – The reFRESH

Image by GirlTrek Written by Jackson Bird As we end this very painful week, we’re using this newsletter to uplift black voices and share anti-racism resources. What we’re checking out… Bridget Read spoke with five young people who have been protesting in Minneapolis about this inflection point, and how police brutality poses a bigger threat to […]

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Getting On and Getting By – The reFRESH

Art by Foxanne Designs Written by Jackson Bird This week, reflecting on divisions and double standards, sitting with our emotions, and taking time to connect. What we’re checking out… As cities around the world experiment with reopening, a battle is simmering throughout the nation. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the class divide being thrust into an ever […]

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