All of 2020 UPRISERS in 4 minutes
by Christine Kim·
Looking back at how far we've come..
2020 has been a year of new challenges and unexpected hurdles. Although immense uncertainty tainted the first few months, the voices of our communities outstaged that energy. From combating the rise of xenophobia with #HATEISAVIRUS to speaking out against injustice during #BlackLivesMatter and voicing the importance of participation from underrepresented communities in the 2020 Census and of course the 2020 Election with I AM VOTER, your help and amplification proved the strength and resilience of our community in the face of rapid change.
2020 — Reflection
Community-first is at our core. So we thank you for not shying away from adversary, but instead showing up in unwavering stances. We continue fighting the good fight with you!
"Despite all that has happened, UPRISERS mission felt clearer than ever. We found our purpose moving forward in streetwear and activism. UPRISERS may be small in numbers but we know how to activate when we need to and quickly pivot to adapt to our constantly changing society. We proved to ourselves that we can do that. Most importantly, we did all this with YOUR help and amplification."
– Michelle K. Hanabusa, UPRISERS Founder and Creative Director
A sh*t ton happened. But hey, we get to look back at one unforgettable year.
"We see you. We hear you. Thank you for believing in our work and supporting us so that we can continue to do what we do."
Here's to many more projects and we can't wait for the new year to hit the ground running. And believe us, there's a lot in store for 2021!
<3 UPRISERS fam