The Power of Co-Opting: Language Is Changing, But Will It Change the Status Quo?

Language is powerful. The words we use signal how we make sense of the world – and people – around us. When…

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Reproductive Justice Demands the End of Family Policing

In Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts traces how the maintenance of slavery necessitated the domination and control of Black…

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Finding Space to Imagine: How White Supremacy Culture Stifles Creativity

Launched just over a year ago, the upEND Movement seeks to end the child welfare system, which we call the…

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New upEND Publication Calls for Fundamental Transformation of Family Policing

Last fall, I wrote about upEND, a new project focused on addressing structural inequities in the country’s child welfare…

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Making Possible the Impossible: A Black Feminist Perspective on Child Welfare Abolition

In 1863, Harriet Tubman and eight of her trusted scouts orchestrated the Combahee River uprising in South Carolina. The uprising…

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Keynote Address: upENDing the Child Welfare System: The Road to Abolition

The following is the keynote address given by Lisa Sangoi, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Movement for Family Power…

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What Does it Mean to Abolish the Child Welfare System as We Know It?

Families who enter the child welfare system are often facing hardships caused by a myriad of social and economic factors—many created and promoted through systemic racism—that complicate and challenge parents’ ability to care for their children.

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