• An Abolitionist's Handbook

  • 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
  • By: Patrisse Cullors
  • Narrated by: Ariel Blake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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An Abolitionist's Handbook

By: Patrisse Cullors
Narrated by: Ariel Blake
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Publisher's Summary

The audiobook features an introduction written and read by Prentis Hemphill as well as an exclusive bonus conversation with the author and adrienne maree brown.

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, listeners will learn how to:

  • Have courageous conversations
  • Move away from reaction and toward response
  • Take care of oneself while fighting for others
  • Turn intercommunity 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.

"Ariel Blake uses a bold voice to narrate this thought-provoking audiobook." (AudioFile)

©2021 Patrisse Cullors (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
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So good!

I would describe this book as a guide for abolitionist praxis rooted in commitments to non-violence, universal human dignity, and mutual care and support. It is full of practical wisdom for living a life of greater integrity and efficacy in relationships and in work for social change. Patrisse does an incredible job making the work of abolition accessible and realistic. This is not pie-in-the-sky idealism. This is insightful advice for building a better life together and I am inspired to put this framework to use in my own life, and share it with others.

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Everyone needs to read this!!

This book has put so many things into perspective… its changed how I walk through relationships and how I imagine a world I want to live in. I do recommend to have the physical book as you go through this audiobook or at-least a journal! You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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Beautiful and Profound Offering

Patrisse Cullor’s offers a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in understanding the vision to build a just world through abolition. Guided by her experiences and her wisdom she invites each of us to enter the movement from however we are ready. Truly a movement of love and transformation her work is inspiring!

Equally as powerful is Ariel Blake’s narration and her embodiment of Cullor’s words is exquisite!

Don’t miss their loving conversation at the end of the book!

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Wondering if this is for you? It is.

This Audible selection shares many keys to having courageous conversations, and so much more. I will listen to this more than once and I’m certain I will continue to learn and grow from the wisdom here.

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Great insight for local and individual action

If you are ready to do the self work to cause local change as an individual 🙌.