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Amanda Winkler

Amanda Winkler

Amanda is the managing editor at Freethink.

Recent Work by Author

Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
Entertainment
Freethink Recognized With 11 Telly Awards
This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.
May 29, 2020

This year, Freethink was honored to receive 11 Telly Awards for excellence and creativity in storytelling.

Catalysts
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
Catalysts
This Urban Farm in Dallas Grows Financial and Social Opportunities for Residents
A once impoverished and isolated neighborhood in South Dallas is now flourishing thanks to Bonton Farms.
February 6, 2020

A once impoverished and isolated neighborhood in South Dallas is now flourishing thanks to Bonton Farms.

Year in Review
Freethink's Favorite Behind the Scenes Insights from 2019
Freethink's Favorite Behind the Scenes Insights from 2019
Year in Review
Freethink's Favorite Behind the Scenes Insights from 2019
Join Freethink's directors behind the scenes to discover the experiences and insights that went into creating some of our favorite videos from 2019.
December 30, 2019

Join Freethink's directors behind the scenes to discover the experiences and insights that went into creating some of our favorite videos from 2019.

Catalysts
Bloods and Crips Unite to Steer Kids Away From Gang Violence
Bloods and Crips Unite to Steer Kids Away From Gang Violence
Catalysts
Bloods and Crips Unite to Steer Kids Away From Gang Violence
These former Bloods and Crips are coming together to spread peace on the streets and end the cycle of gang violence by mentoring local youth.
December 2, 2019

These former Bloods and Crips are coming together to spread peace on the streets and end the cycle of gang violence by mentoring local youth.

Virtual Reality
For the Disabled, Using Virtual Reality for Education Opens Up New Possibilities
For the Disabled, Using Virtual Reality for Education Opens Up New Possibilities
Virtual Reality
For the Disabled, Using Virtual Reality for Education Opens Up New Possibilities
His daughter couldn’t go on school field trips with her classmates, so Craig Chaytor designed a virtual reality...
July 16, 2019

His daughter couldn’t go on school field trips with her classmates, so Craig Chaytor designed a virtual reality adventure just for her.

Catalysts
Hip-Hop Fans Are Getting Creative in the Kitchen Thanks to This Rap Inspired Food...
Hip Hop and Food
Catalysts
Hip-Hop Fans Are Getting Creative in the Kitchen Thanks to This Rap Inspired Food...
“T-bone steak, cheese eggs, and Welch’s grape.” Yo Stay Hungry competitions are simple: teams of contestants...
June 27, 2019

“T-bone steak, cheese eggs, and Welch’s grape.” Yo Stay Hungry competitions are simple: teams of contestants prepare dishes mentioned in rap lyrics, coached by a professional chef mentor.

#fixingjustice - Harm Reduction
Should Violence be Treated As a Disease?
violence as a disease
#fixingjustice - Harm Reduction
Should Violence be Treated As a Disease?
Epidemiologist Dr. Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence says we need to treat violence as a disease and a public health...
April 19, 2019

Epidemiologist Dr. Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence says we need to treat violence as a disease and a public health crisis and employ the same types of strategies we use in medicine to treat violence.

#fixingjustice - Re-entry
The Ride Home from Prison
The Ride Home from Prison
#fixingjustice - Re-entry
The Ride Home from Prison
The "Ride Home Program" sends drivers to pick up former inmates on their first day of freedom to help ensure a...
April 18, 2019

The "Ride Home Program" sends drivers to pick up former inmates on their first day of freedom to help ensure a smooth transition in those first few critical hours.

#FIXINGJUSTICE - SENTENCING REFORM
A Mother’s Wish for Her Son’s Killer
A Mother’s Wish for Her Son’s Killer
#FIXINGJUSTICE - SENTENCING REFORM
A Mother’s Wish for Her Son’s Killer
DeVitta Briscoe never had a chance to request a lighter sentence for the man who shot her son.
April 17, 2019

DeVitta Briscoe never had a chance to request a lighter sentence for the man who shot her son.