As a nation we forcibly separate children from their families on a routine basis. Racism has both motivated policies that separate children from their parents and it has been institutionalized in the systems that carry out these policies and other harmful practices that police and surveil Black, Native, and increasingly Latinx families and communities.
Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work on October 20-21, 2020 from 1-4PM ET for the inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement, which will bring together organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders to have provocative conversations and strategize innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Lisa Sangoi, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Movement for Family Power (Opening Keynote)
- Tymber Hudson, Youth Organizer
- Joyce McMillan, Parent Advocate and Founder of PLAN (Parent Legislative Action Network)
- Kimm Campbell, MSW, LCSW, Assistant County Commissioner, Broward County Human Services