An Abolitionist's Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World

Patrisse Cullors



In An Abolitionist’s Handbook, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable pedagogy 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.

In An Abolitionist’s Handbook readers will learn how to:

- have courageous conversations

- move away from reaction and towards response

- take care of oneself while fighting for others

- turn inter-community conflict into a transformative action

- expand one’s imagination, think creatively, and find the courage to experiment

- make justice joyful

- practice active forgiveness

- make space for difficult feelings and honor mental health

- practice non-harm and cultivate compassion

- organize local and national governments to work towards abolition

- move away from cancel culture

An Abolitionist’s Handbook is for those who are looking to reimagine a world where communities are treated with dignity, care and respect. It gives us permission to move away from cancel culture and into visioning change and healing.

ISBN 9781250272973
List price $26.99
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Year of publication 2021