We’re cultivating a national network to abolish the family policing system.

upEND’s annual Convening gathers abolitionist thought leaders, professionals working in the system, and those impacted by family policing to imagine a radically different future where families are supported instead of separated. Save the Date for our 2024 Convening, hosted in Houston TX.

Previous keynote speakers have included Angela Davis, Mariame Kaba, Dorothy Roberts, Derecka Purnell, Alan Dettlaff, and Josie Duffy Rice.


Save the Date


Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 PM CT 

Opening Kickoff Event (In Person Only)


Thursday, October 10, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT

Keynote Session, Workshops, Panel Discussions (Virtual and In Person) 


Registration will launch in the coming months. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.