Three ways to Navigate Upswell Chicago

Did you know there are more than 296,000 ways to experience Upswell? It’s true. We double-checked our math. With hundreds of different activities (and counting) happening over three days – many concurrently – there are literally hundreds of thousands of unique journeys through Upswell Chicago. That might sound overwhelming, but it’s actually pretty easy to…

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Recognizing Chicago’s original stewards during Upswell’s opening

Chicago, home to Upswell this November, is also home to the third largest urban Native American population in the country, with more than 100 tribal nations represented. Upswell Chicago will open with a land acknowledgement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the land, and reminds us of the unwavering relationship…

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Loop: innovation runs deep in the oldest part of town

Upswell Chicago is now less than a month away! We hope you’ve had a chance to save your spot to experience some of the immersive community events happening during the main event this November! The lineup features 18 thoughtfully designed experiences in all – including seven community dinners and eleven Chicago Inside & Out tours…

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Six chances to hear from the 2019 NGen Award finalists at Upswell

Each year, Independent Sector’s NGen Leadership Award is presented to one changemaker age 40 or younger who has demonstrated transformative impact and collaborative leadership in addressing a critical societal need. Historically, this award has been a bellwether. It’s awarded annually to a changemaker who’s already doing astonishing work and staying the course. But many past…

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On Narrative and the equity gap

Join Silvia Paz during her Upswell Chicago Spark Talk for an eye-opening discussion about the role that narrative and society’s deeply held beliefs play in advancing equity. Silvia is among the six finalists vying for the 2019 NGen Leadership Award, presented annually to a changemaker age 40 or younger who has demonstrated transformative impact and…

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