In February 2021, Haymarket published my book We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing & Transforming Justice. For the book launch event, I decided to distill the key themes of the book into “16 Axioms for Abolitionist Organizing.” My slide deck presentation was well-received so I decided to create a short illustrated publication. This is what you are now reading.
I invited Lizzie Suarez, a Florida-based artist and organizer, to create the illustrations. She did a wonderful job. I commissioned this publication with young people in mind. But I think that it is accessible to anyone who is curious about prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition. For more information about PIC abolition, you can watch/listen to the following webinar that I created in 2020 as an introduction: https://bit.ly/PIC101webinar. (November 2021