Or, more precisely, it’s about harnessing the indomitable and shared power of our nation’s changemakers to forge a truly healthy and equitable society. And we can’t do that with just a single event.
So, think of Upswell as an arc of action. Each Pop-Up – every conversation, connection, collaboration – builds with intention toward a three-day Summit that will unleash the enormous energy we’ve been gathering all year.
You can’t change systems without advocacy. With transformative change within reach, we’ll explore what our ongoing crises have taught us about the mechanisms of effective advocacy – and how we can (and must) use collective action to move quickly toward a healthier and more equitable future.
This Exchange continues the conversation from our second Pop-Up – You Can’t Change Systems Without Advocacy. What did you think? What wasn’t addressed that should have been? What do you want to share with your colleagues?
Let’s talk about money. Do we actually have enough resources in this sector? Are they getting to Black, Native, Latinx, and other communities of color? How well are we accounting for our ongoing crises? And what are our data telling us about whether we are moving in the right direction or need a major course correction?
People power changework. As we shape our strategies and build our movements, it's non-negotiable that we focus on the health of our people. Let’s take an honest look at how we’re really doing and consider creative, intentional, and impactful strategies for taking care of our people so that we’re fully charged for the work ahead.