Virtually the Most Powerful Upswell Ever

While the pandemic has shaken us to our core in 2020 – affecting who we see, where we go, and how we gather — it didn’t stop us from having the most powerful Upswell ever – virtually – with an up-close and sometimes uncomfortable examination of the two challenges gripping our nation – COVID-19 and racism.

Our dynamic speakers represented the breadth of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. They engaged and challenged us to collectively take up our responsibility to advance the systemic change required to end racism, and address the “pre-existing conditions” that have caused Black and Native people, and other communities of color, to suffer disproportionately from the pandemic.

More than 2,000 changemakers nationwide gathered in an online space, charged with the electricity of thought-provoking engagement and innovative approaches, inspiring us to truly move the needle toward systemic change that creates a more just and equitable society where all can thrive.

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Types: Blog
Global Topics: COVID-19 Response, IS Member, IS Staff, Organizational Relationships, Race, Equity, and Inclusion, Upswell