Afrofuturist, Abolitionist Visions

Releasing June 19th, 2024

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Socialism 2024

upEND is excited to endorse Socialism 2024 and host a session on family policing abolition.

The last year has

August 30 – September 2  |  Chicago, IL

2024 Convening

We’re cultivating a national network to abolish the family policing system.
upEND’s annual Convening gathers abolitionist thought leaders

October 9 - October 10  |  Houston, TX

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 

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policing further entrench systemic harms or do they create a society where the need for a family policing system is obsolete?

Reflections on Pride 2024

Ending the family policing system and fighting for an abolitionist world necessarily also includes developing a robust platform that centers and amplifies the realities that Black LGBTQ youth face as they navigate carceral systems.

“Dream, Create, Liberate” Afrofuturist Art Book Out Now

As we embark on this journey of imagination and liberation, we invited artists to join us in envisioning a world free from family policing.

Prize Winners Named for “Dream, Create, Liberate” Afrofuturist Art Publication

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Dream, Create, Liberate: A Future Without Family Policing call for submissions.

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