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Valentine’s Day in America – The reFRESH

Valentine's candies by anti-gun violence arts activist group Change the Ref

Photo from Change the Ref Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re reflecting on the new meaning of February 14th in present-day America. What we’re checking out… Valentine’s Day was yesterday. In addition to being a day to reflect on the revolutionary power of love and to show your support for survivors of sexual abuse, February 14th […]

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Justice and Equality For All – The reFRESH

Photo by Jon Tyson Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re sharing the most powerful moments from Davos, some Sundance highlights, and saluting those fighting for justice and equality for all. What we’re checking out… The racist, homophobic attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett has rightfully dominated headlines this week as people discuss the numerous interconnected causes and […]

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Shut Down For What? – The reFRESH

Photo via Politico Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re looking at the effects the longest shutdown in history is having on our nation and trying to keep positive without losing perspective. What we’re checking out… In addition to the National Parks, the TSA, and the FDA all being hit hard by the shutdown, we’re now hearing […]

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Meet the 2018 Class of FRESH Speakers

Colored portraits of FRESH Speaker's new 2018 class

What do an astrophysicist, rural revitalizer, and religious scholar have in common? Besides the fact that they’re all making incredible contributions to the world, FRESH Speakers is thrilled to welcome them as our 2018 class. Let’s face it, 2018 has been an unusually intense year. The threats and injustice we face these days can make […]

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