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COVID-19 Is Not An Equalizer – The reFRESH

Art by Micah Bazant Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re taking a look at how the pandemic is affecting different communities in different ways. Spoiler: this is not an equal opportunity pandemic. What we’re checking out… Black Americans are suffering from COVID-19 in the highest numbers. Latinx people are the hardest hit by pay cuts […]

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Refreshing Perspectives – The reFRESH

Image via Chelsea Handler Written by Jackson Bird As we collectively adjust to a new normal, we’re focusing this week’s reFRESH on unique takes and important perspectives on the pandemic. What we’re checking out… This week’s New York Times Magazine cover story featured the stories of essential workers, in their own words and with their own […]

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The Workplace Is Political – The reFRESH

Image via HR Magazine Written by Jackson Bird This week, we’re back to work for the new year, and back to asking how we can make work better for all people. What we’re checking out… Despite the mostly-welcome rain earlier this week, the bushfire crisis in Australia remains critical. The Equality Institute has a comprehensive list […]

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Who Run the Space Station? – The reFRESH

Image by NASA Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re celebrating the first all-woman spacewalk, imagining a future run by women, and considering how our schedules affect our well-being. What we’re checking out… After an unfortunate mix-up with the spacesuits earlier this spring, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir led the first all-women spacewalk today to replace […]

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Burning Down and Rising Up – The reFRESH

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Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re discussing the complexities of the Amazon Rainforest fires, including how we can (or can’t) help and how to stay mentally healthy in the wake of the climate crisis. What we’re checking out… The Amazon Rainforest is being burned and, at a certain point, we won’t […]

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