Upcoming Events


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

Event Archive

These events are available to view but have already taken place.

Reparations for Family Policing – Teach In

upEND’s Cofounder Maya Pendleton is featured in this teach-in with Movement For Black Lives.

June 26, 2024  |  Zoom
Submission Deadline Extended

Dream, Create, Liberate – Deadline for Submissions

Afrofuturist Art, Call for Submissions
upEND Movement invites you to submit Afrofuturist-inspired visual art, poetry, and short works of

January 31, 2024
Josie Pickens and Jaison Oliver sit next to each other on a blue arm chair and look toward the camera.

Dream, Create, Liberate – Visioning Session

Get inspired to create poetry, art, and fiction exploring a future without family policing.

December 6, 2023  |  Zoom

How We endUP Convening 2023

Registration is open now!
The How We endUP Convening is a gathering of advocates, activists, researchers, policymakers, and leaders from

October 17, 2023  |  Houston, TX
How Reproductive Justice Demands Freedom from Surveillance

Help is NOT on the Way: How Reproductive Justice Demands Freedom from Surveillance

Join us for an important conversation about the challenges Black birthing people face during pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Recent news

May 9, 2023  |  YouTube
Roxanna Asgarian and her book "We Were Once a Family"

upEND Reads: A Conversation with Roxanna Asgarian

Event Replay
This conversation with author Roxanna Asgarian was hosted by the upEND Movement at the University of Houston.


April 6, 2023  |  Kiva Room, Farish Hall, University of Houston

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