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Living Abolition Now: Exploring Everyday Resistance to Family Policing

Tuesday, October 17

Join a national conversation about family policing abolition. Leave equipped to take action in your community.

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upEND Movement invites you to submit Afrofuturist-inspired visual art, poetry, and short works of fiction to our first creative publication, Dream, Create, Liberate: A Future Without Family Policing.

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Black upEND logo tee that reads "Families Safer, Stronger, Freer Together"

The upEND Movement podcast art on a wide image features a two mothers with their children, a father with a young daughter and a pregnant woman on illustrated on a painted canvas.

Listen to The upEND Podcast 

Season 1 will be releasing episodes biweekly starting in September. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Introduction to Family Policing Abolition

An upEND Syllabus

Take a self-guided course on family policing’s history, present, and abolitionist future. This is a companion to The upEND Podcast.

Abolitionist Framework Tool

Do proposed reforms to family policing further entrench systemic harms or do they create a society where the need for a family policing system is obsolete?

upEND Endorses Report to United Nations Human Rights Committee

This report aims to highlight for the Human Rights Committee key areas in which the U.S. government has failed to uphold its human rights commitments under the ICCPR regarding its separation of children from their parents and families, and the resulting harms inflicted on them by the immigration and family policing systems.

Keynote Conversation with Josie Duffy Rice & Alan Dettlaff

Josie Duffy Rice, journalist, writer, law school graduate, and podcast host will talk with Alan Dettlaff about his new book, “Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System.”

Supreme Court Upholds ICWA

ICWA is an essential tool to maintain the preservation of Indigenous families and to ensure tribal sovereignty is respected.

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