Update on the Spring 2021 Tour

Posted by Up with People on August 14, 2020

Hello friends, I hope you are well and enjoying the summer months. Since our communication last spring, the Up with People Board of Directors and Staff have continued to keep a close watch on the developments surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on communities around the world. No doubt you have experienced similar challenges as we all are adapting to unexpected situations while planning for the future. As we look forward to convening our next touring cast, there continues to be significant unknowns and challenges surrounding the pandemic which threaten our ability to provide a quality experience early in 2021. As …

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Posted by Up with People on June 26, 2020

As Pride month comes to an end, we reflect on the 50 years since the first Pride celebration and what it means to so many. For those unfamiliar with Pride, every summer during the month of June in the United States, the LGBTQ+ communities come together for a month-long celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance. June became Pride Month to commemorate the protest by members of the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969. This event was pivotal for the gay liberation movement in the U.S. …

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Lessons We Learn From Our Fathers

Posted by Up with People on June 21, 2020

In Celebration of Father’s Day, we reflect on what lessons we have learned from our fathers Father’s Day in the United States is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 21, 2020. This is also consistent with the U.K. and Canada. However, many other countries around the world celebrate their fathers in various months throughout the year. In honor of Father’s Day here in the U.S., a few Up with People staff members wanted to share some lessons that they have learned from the father-figures in their lives, whether they …

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Posted by Up with People on June 19, 2020

Up with People sends warm wishes to all in our community who celebrate Juneteenth today. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The name Juneteenth is a combination of the words June and nineteenth, but the day is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day. Learn a little more about Juneteenth, its history, and significance here. Denver, Colorado, the headquarters of UWP, has one of the largest and longest-running Juneteenth festivals in the country, welcoming everyone with music, food, awards and fun. However this year, because of Covid-19, the festival has gone virtual with music, panels, a …

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Group Discussion Guide on George Floyd and the Following Protests

Posted by Up with People on June 12, 2020

While this conversation was designed for Up with People’s Cast A 2020 to have a shared reflection on the events of the last few weeks, we wanted to make it available to all of us who are seeking to listen, learn, and talk about the racial challenges we’re facing. Many Up with People alumni groups have been actively meeting during this global pandemic, and we’re hoping this discussion resource can be used by alumni casts, community groups, and others wanting to engage in a respectful dialogue on this topic. We also understand that this guide isn’t perfect, so please feel …

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