As 2023 Comes to a Close, UPRISERS Reflects on its Journey

As 2023 Comes to a Close, UPRISERS Reflects on its Journey

Together, we accomplished milestones in 2023. From hosting our second annual Family Drive, to amplifying and highlighting community stories at ComplexCon, and striving to look for innovative and sustainable solutions, let’s recap what we achieved together.

  

WE HOSTED OUR SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY DRIVE.

With @hashtaglunchbag, we packed 🥪 4500 meals, 📲 3 community sessions @walkgoodla @omgadrian @asianfounded🧘 1 zen room @suntoryallfree
👟 1 epic dance session @steezystudio,🎙️ 4 podcast episodes recorded @ltsc_changingtides.

That’s not all. We can’t wait to share with you the monetary donations going to @hashtaglunchbag from 10 streetwear brands and designers who donated one T-Shirt each with @Pacsun (announcing early 2024).

Brands and Designers for 2023 Family Drive:
@actionfiguremiles
@atlanticrecords x @wrightfashionhouse
@eyecandy.iseeyou x @rov.jpeg
@gardensadnseeds
@jawnsh
@lavender.xyz
@market
@pacsun
@weareuprisers
@walkgoodla

UPRISERS Family Drive with Hashtaglunchbag and PACSUN at Neuehouse Hollywood

 

COLLABORATED WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

Where we expanded on our core value to uplift and collaborate with creatives, small businesses, and organizations.

 UPRISERS Family Drive and Market in Los Angeles with WalkGood LA, GenQ, Southern California Flower Market, Worklife

 

AMPLIFIED UNTOLD STORIES AND VOICES.

This year at ComplexCon we introduced Cambodian/Khmer history to new audiences through our ‘Did You Know’ labels on a Limited Edition Made in Long Beach T-shirt. This was in collaboration with United Cambodian Community — a Long Beach based org.

 UPRISERS at ComplexCon and collaborated with local organization United Cambodian Community UCC

 

NO TEE LEFT BEHIND.

We continued to develop limited edition 100% upcycled GOODS with trusted voices in sustainabILITY like Rewilder. We are also introducing upcycling techniques across our core collection. Lastly, you can find discounted goods with minor imperfections in our ‘Imperfect’ section on weareuprisers.com

 UPRISERS upcycling program collaboration with Rewilder Goods and shop imperfect goods

 

DESTIGMATIZING MENTAL HEALTH.

We continued working with our friends at Changing Tides, an advocacy group for AAPI youth mental health by producing this year’s Ripple Effect: Walk for Suicide Prevention t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds went towards Changing Tides' efforts in suicide prevention and mental health resources! We also recorded 4 podcast episodes with DESIGNERS and mental health advocates at UPRISERS Family Drive. Guests included Yellow Chair Collective, a collective of board certified therapists serving Asian American and multicultural clients.

 UPRISERS collaboration with Changing Tides Little Tokyo Service Center Mental Health for AAPI

 

CELEBRATED UNTOLD STORIES AND VOICES.

This year we celebrated awesome people like Jean Seizure from Singapore, Oscar Utierre, Jeff Yamazaki, Adrian Per, and so many more!

 UPRISERS Creators Club Program Jeff Yamazaki Adrian Per Oscar Utierre Jean Seizure Mikayla Geier Ylona Garcia

  

WE CELEBRATED UNTOLD STORIES AND VOICES

We hosted over half a dozen events and panels celebrating different communities including our Family Portrait Day, Flower Market Pop-up, our Neighborhood Meetup in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, and three community panels at Family Drive.

 UPRISERS Neighborhood Event Asian Founded Gen Q

 

HONORED OUR ROOTS.

At ComplexCon we paid homage to Mike Murase, a longtime activist who co-founded an Asian American publication called Gidra in the 1960s at UCLA.

 UPRISERS honors Gidra with Mike Murase at ComplexCon Long Beach

 

Community impact made possible because of our incredible community. We wouldn’t be here without your voice, your story, your commitment to create change.

 

We are continuing to offer FREE mystery boxes as a small token of appreciation for your feedback until early January 2024. CLICK HERE to complete our 2023 END OF YEAR SURVEY so that we can continue to create impact in our communities.

See you in 2024!

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