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Peace and Justice For All? – The reFRESH

Photo courtesy Human Pictures / Equal Justice Initiative Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re reflecting on the opening of the National Memorial for Peace & Justice and the cultural amnesia of a certain rapper. What we’re checking out… We’ve had our eyes on the opening of the National Memorial for Peace & Justice, colloquially referred to […]

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The #MeToo Tipping Point

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Art by BadassCrossStitch Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re keeping the momentum going with #MeToo, staying vigilant against Congress’ nefarious deeds, and trying to center uplifting stories where we can. What we’re checking out… Every day there’s a new high-profile man being outed as a sexual abuser and harasser. The Representation Project cut together a powerful […]

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Reclaiming Our Time – The reFRESH

Image via Women’s March. Artwork by Iman Geddy. Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re watching HRC share What Happened, learning about the larger impact of deportation, and reclaiming time for all women. What we’re checking out… The Emmy’s on Sunday were refreshingly dominated by people of color, women, and queer folks (if you haven’t watched […]

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Monumental Terrorism

Source: AP Photos / Shay Horse Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re dedicating the reFRESH to commentary on Charlottesville, the history of racism in America, and what we can do moving forward. What we’re checking out… Alan Zimmerman, the president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, shares an eye-opening, but hopeful account of what it […]

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This Is Not A One Day Movement – The Weekly reFRESH

The Weekly reFRESH is back, with all of the freshest updates, thinkers, and actions on our radar. We’d also like to introduce the newest addition to our team, Kara Crutcher, who’ll be joining us as our Speaker Coordinator. She will also be the editor of the reFRESH. (*Kara waves*) Let’s face it: It’s a been […]

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