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Deadline Extended for Afrofuturist Art Submissions

The deadline for art, poetry, and short fiction submissions has been extended to January 31, 2024.

2023 Convening Recap

There is a place for all of us to resist family policing and carcerality, through practice, policy, and language.

upEND Demands Ceasefire and a Free Palestine

We stand in solidarity with Palestinians and the masses all over the world who are rising up, demanding freedom for Palestine and ultimately, for us all.

upEND Endorses Report to United Nations Human Rights Committee

This report aims to highlight for the Human Rights Committee key areas in which the U.S. government has failed to uphold its human rights commitments under the ICCPR regarding its separation of children from their parents and families, and the resulting harms inflicted on them by the immigration and family policing systems.

Keynote Conversation with Josie Duffy Rice & Alan Dettlaff

Josie Duffy Rice, journalist, writer, law school graduate, and podcast host will talk with Alan Dettlaff about his new book, “Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System.”

2023 Convening Schedule

Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of what it truly means to engage in abolition work on a daily basis.

Supreme Court Upholds ICWA

ICWA is an essential tool to maintain the preservation of Indigenous families and to ensure tribal sovereignty is respected.

Revolutionary Conversations: upEND Movement Launches The upEND Podcast

By delving into the historical roots of the system and examining the immense harm inflicted upon families and communities, The upEND Podcast makes a case for the complete reimagining of how society cares for children and families.

We must ensure queer and trans youth are supported, affirmed, and loved.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has declared this PRIDE month that we are in a national state of emergency for LGBTQIA+ Americans.

upEND Featured In

CBS Sunday Morning

Reporter from CBS Sunday morning interviews Alan Dettlaff over zoom.

December 4, 2022

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle article shows Bill Clinton Signing the ASFA.

November 11, 2022

How Is That Legal? Podcast

How Is That Legal?: Breaking Down Systemic Racism One Law at a Time

July 6, 2022

Buzzfeed News

April 27, 2022

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