We can build a society where children and families are strengthened and supported, not surveilled and separated.
The first season of The upEND Podcast traces family separations during chattel slavery to the family policing system we have today and imagines a safer future.
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Take a self-guided course on family policing’s history, present, and abolitionist future. This is a companion to The upEND Podcast.
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family policing further entrench systemic harms or do they create a society where the need for a family policing system is obsolete?
This decision will reduce California’s ability to forcibly separate families.
The deadline for art, poetry, and short fiction submissions has been extended to January 31, 2024.
There is a place for all of us to resist family policing and carcerality, through practice, policy, and language.