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A Few Words of Condolence to the Floyd Family

Posted by Up with People on June 10, 2020

In the wake of the deeply moving Memorial Service for George Floyd, our staff wanted to share a few words from the heart to the Floyd family during these incredibly difficult times. To the family of George Floyd: The entire staff and Board of Directors of Up with People sends our deepest condolences to you for the tragic and untimely death of your beloved George. We will never forget the name George Floyd and the inspiration he has provided in the worldwide movement to stop racism. It is difficult to measure the impact he had on the many lives he …

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A message from Up with People during these difficult times

Posted by Up with People on June 1, 2020

Up with People extends its heart and condolences to the Floyd family, the City of Minneapolis, and all people throughout the world who are suffering due to the events of the past week. In previous times, this organization has chosen not to comment on current affairs – particularly highly charged or divisive issues. That season has passed. Today, we state without reservation our opposition to racism in all its forms; particularly those embedded in the very systems that our societies rely on for people to function and flourish because they serve to protect the advantage of some while maintaining the …

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6 Creative Ways To Be A Global Citizen At Home

Posted by Up with People on May 26, 2020

A lot of us may still be adapting to the current situation we’re living in. Plans may be postponed until a later date and we may have to change the ways we keep in touch with friends and family.  Despite these trying times though, there are still a lot of reasons to have hope for the future. Life will return to normal, and when it does, we will have a renewed sense of passion and inspiration to share with the world around us. But why wait until this passes to make the world a better place?  Even though you may …

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Heart & Home: UWP Songwriters Tribute

Posted by Up with People on May 11, 2020

We are excited and honored to announce that many incredible Up with People songwriters have come together for a day of music in honor of every health hero, essential worker, and those directly affected by COVID-19. Join Up with People and this amazing group of individuals for a 90-minute international music special, Heart & Home airing LIVE from the Up with People Facebook page on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM (MDT). Generations of international songwriters will collaborate to say ‘Thank You’ to those on the frontlines of the global pandemic. Embracing the Up with People organization’s continued commitment …

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Join Up with People for #GivingTuesdayNow

Posted by Up with People on April 28, 2020

These past four months have been difficult to find words for. With challenges to overcome but also many things to celebrate, all of us at Up with People have found ourselves coming back to gratitude.   As we re-imagine the future of Up with People, we invite each and every one of you to join us on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 during Up with People’s participation in #GivingTuesdayNow which will be celebrated as A Day of Gratitude!     Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in a Global Day of Giving and Unity     #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented …

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