ABOUT THE BOOK
In this book, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable insights on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black lives and real-life anecdotes from Cullors.
AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK offers a bold, innovative, and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist.
Cullors asks us to lead with love, fierce compassion, and precision.
12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
1. Have Courageous Conversations
2. Commit to Responding vs. Reacting
3. Experiment: Nothing Is Fixed
4. Say “Yes” to Imagination
5. Forgive Actively, Not Passively
6. Allow Yourself to Feel
7. Commit to Not Harming or Abusing Others
8. Practice Accountability
9. Embrace Non-Reformist Reform
10. Build Community
11. Value Interpersonal Relationships
12. Fight the State Rather Than Make It Stronger
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrisse Cullors is a New York Times bestselling author, educator, artist and abolitionist from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Patrisse has been on the frontlines of abolitionist organising for 20 years. Since she began the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, it has expanded into a global foundation supporting Black-led movements in the US, UK, and Canada and has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2020, Patrisse signed an overall production deal with Warner Brothers, where she intends to continue to uplift Black stories, talent, and creators that will continue to transform the world of art and culture.
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