Do you believe in a society where every person can thrive?
Then Upswell is for you. We’re a diverse (and big) community of relentless changemakers. Nonprofit and foundation professionals, organizational leaders, philanthropists, innovators, artists, corporate citizens, community activists, and social entrepreneurs of every kind of mission for good. Creating a healthy and racially equitable nation will require nothing less than the absolute best that each of us has to offer – including you.
Upswell is a growing wave of energy, experiences, and engagement. Our clear purpose: fighting for racial justice and getting the nation healthy, in every sense of that word.
Over the course of this year, our events will explore dynamic dimensions of those challenges. Then, in October, we’ll unleash everything – knowledge, innovation, and boundless ambition – into a three-day virtual summit that will push the limits of what’s possible when we work together.
We’re thrilled to announce that renowned psychologist Dr. Han Ren will be joining us on the Upswell Main Stage to explore two profoundly complicated and vital emotions -- shame and guilt.
Dr. Gail C. Christopher – just announced as a recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award – has devoted her remarkable career to exploring the social determinants of health and well-being, and the public policies affecting them.
Upswell is proud to be partnering with the Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI) at the University of California, Berkeley to explore the complicated mechanics of belonging. Together, our aim is to synthesize research and experience, innovation and energy, with clear purpose: identifying practical strategies and structures that can move us towards a society built on belonging for all people.
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