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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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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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Burkini beach parties and The Big Vagenda — The Weekly reFRESH

burkini beach party

Pic via. This week, we’re reading about pro-burkini beach parties, the woman taking the advertising industry to task, and the most meta of gender bias reporting.  What we’re checking out… As the Vagenda of Manocide meme gives women on the internet the best week ever, the real Vagenda is revealed as Women’s Equality Day becomes official today, […]

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