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Women Against Patriarchy – The reFRESH

Photo via The New York Times / Los Angeles Public Library Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re continuing the celebration of women’s suffrage and continuing the fight towards true equity. What we’re checking out This week was the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women–mostly wealthy white […]

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And The Heat Goes On – The reFRESH

Art by FRESH Speaker Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya as part of an initiative with NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine program to create murals for healthcare centers around New York City. Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re riding out the heatwave meteorologically, politically, and culturally. What we’re checking out Many parts of the United States were […]

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Big Dreams, Baby Steps – The reFRESH

Art by @thestitchdispensary Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re contemplating the deep, root causes of systemic inequity while taking small, personal steps to stay energized in the fight. What we’re checking out Last week saw the passing of two heroes of activism: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. We can honor their memories by continuing the […]

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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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