Our Story

Our Mission

We aim to build bridges between government, private corporations and underserved families to create an equitable society.

The People's Uprising History

The People’s Uprising (TPU) beginnings can be traced back to the 2020 social justice uprisings that occurred around the country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.  There was an unmet need for an organized voice in the midst of the chaos and heartache that Atlanta and the world was feeling. TPU rose to the occasion and became an organized collaborative bridging partnerships between community, elected officials, influencers, organizers and activists working together to dismantle systemic oppressions that evoke uprisings.

Our Work in Year 1:

  • Organized thousands in peaceful and meaningful protests demanding fundamental and immediate changes to address societal injustices. 
  • Hosted thousands in our inaugural Juneteenth Voter Registration Concert which brought together politicians, activists and featured hip hop superstar Lil Baby on the heels of his “Bigger Picture” release.
  • Hosted bi-weekly community clean ups and distributed PPE in neglected neighborhoods.
  • Distributed back to school supplies and led voter registration drives for high school seniors.
  • Created Good Trouble Rides that were modeled after the 1960s’ Freedom Rides focused on uniting the South against racism and police brutality.
  • Facilitated “Pull Up To The Polls” & “Votelanta” events designed to galvanized young voters to participate in the 2020 national and statewide elections.
  • Kicked off TPU’s Women Symposium Brunch honoring female civic and community leaders in Atlanta.
  • Beauty in Colors Trans/LGBTQ march.
  • Partnered with local restaurants and major food distributor to distribute fresh, healthy food in underserved “food desert” communities. 
  • Brought together hundreds of marginalized communities to promote love at our Unity Rally in response to widespread attacks on the Asian American community. 
  • Recognized by CNN, ABC News, New York Times, MTV and Bloomberg Health for our leadership in the 2020 social justice movement.

Since our humble yet ambitious beginnings we transitioned into a 501c(3) focused on building bridges amongst private corporations, government and underserved communities. We aim to be that working body that facilitates the needs of marginalized communities with major corporations who pledged their community and government entities that vowed their support.  We fully realize that our work is not over, but just beginning. There is a need to build off our momentum and bridge impactful resources that will push equity forward. TPU is committed to channeling our activism into meaningful positive actions for Atlanta’s underserved communities. 

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