Afrofuturist Art, Call for Submissions

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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Does the reform or abolitionist step achieve this outcome?

NEW Abolitionist Resource

We hope that this document will be a guide to analyze whether proposed reforms to family policing further entrench the family policing system or move us closer to the abolition of family policing. The questions we ask are a reflection of the world we want to build—one without family policing and one where children are safer.⁠

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Upcoming Events

How We endUP Convening 2023

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upEND will host their 4th annual convening as a one-day hybrid event hosted in Houston, TX

October 17, 2023  |  Houston, TX

Abolitionist Steps to Build a Better World

Reforms are ineffective at combating racism and harm in part because they do not intend to, but also because they begin with the wrong presumptions.


No Coincidence: Black Family Separations Then and Now

Black families faced an incomprehensible level of pain, anger, confusion, and powerlessness during enslavement. Sadly, when speaking with Black families who have had their children forcibly and involuntarily removed by the family policing system today, too little has changed.

Young child with braids sits on a green couch and hugs her dads neck.

We Know Investing In Families Works. Why Are We Still Investing in Harm?

The family policing system’s punitive approach does not – and cannot – ever authentically heal or prevent anything.

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