Press Contact:
Jessica Pika
Communications Director

University of Houston

Press Contact:
Connease Warren
Communications Director

We believe in reimagining what real support for families looks like.

The upEND Movement is about achieving child safety, well-being, and permanency in ways that the current system fails to do. The upEND Movement supports anti-racist policies and practices and joins with organizers working on:

  • adequate, safe, and affordable housing;
  • a guaranteed minimum income;
  • paid sick leave
  • affordable and high quality child care;
  • quality and accessible public education;
  • affordable and accessible health care, mental health care, and substance use treatment;
  • a child allowance;
  • equitable access to healthy and nutritious food; and
  • other meaningful supports for children and their families.

Ultimately, this is not the ending of care—this is the beginning of care for families and communities by ending the current system of foster care and institutional care. Join us.

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Upcoming Events

How We endUP: A Future Without Family Policing | October 26 – 27, 2021 

Join us for the second annual convening of organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders who are committed to dismantling the family policing system,* a system predicated on the subjugation, surveillance, control, and punishment of mostly poor Black and Native children and families. We will gather virtually to explore the ideas set forth in How We endUP, a document released on June 18, 2021, the one-year anniversary of the launch of the upEND Movement. Join us to strategize how we can, in community, improve support and care for children, youth, and families as we move towards the abolition of family policing.

Learn more and register for this free two-day convening here.

Share your thoughts about the convening and help us shape the agenda.

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We are in a moment of incredible disruption. Make your voice heard in the movement.