Power is defined as the ability to influence the behavior, thoughts, or feelings of others, as well as having access to resources or privileges.
UpRISE youth and adults
- Examine power and how certain groups of people have unearned privileges given to them by systems.
- Expose how the tobacco and vape industry has abused power to create unequal rates of tobacco use, addiction, and death.
- Create collective power by using our voices to speak with community decision-makers to transform systems.
Understanding and leveraging power is core to UpRISE’s work.