The Abolitionists Challenge

An Anti Racism Program Presented by LaDonna Sanders Redmond

LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Somatic Abolitionist

The Abolitionists Challenge, presented by LaDonna Sanders Redmond, is a movement for anyone who identifies as a cooperator and is interested in gaining an understanding of how they can commit to anti racism and eliminate white supremacy in cooperative spaces and in the broader society.

As part of the movement, members in The Abolitionists Challenge will meet remotely for a guided discussion around books that explore issues of oppression and white supremacy in America. LaDonna will offer an anti racism program of directed readings, self-reflection and participation by cooperators in a program to help make cooperatives more actively engaged in bringing strength in our shared work in diversity, equity and inclusion. This will be a focused space in which cooperators will discuss the systematic structures of racism and the work people can do to dismantle them individually and in their communities.

Participants who attended earlier sessions of the challenge are encouraged to renew their commitment to anti racism and dismantling white supremacy by signing up for the newest session, which builds on the foundational elements from earlier challenges.

Education is foundational for change. All are welcome.

Enroll in the Challenge:

Series Starts April 4


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The Abolitionists Challenge is charged on a Solidarity Sliding Scale.  You can learn more about our approach below.

Book List

Reserve at your local library or order from these Black-owned independent booksellers.


Sneak Peak at the 2023 Booklist

The complete booklist will be shared with you following registration for the challenge.

Read.  Embody.  Act.

Why the Abolitionists Challenge?

  • Dismantling white supremacy cannot be done alone. The Abolitionists Challenge gives you the opportunity to be in community and learn alongside other people in the co-op movement dedicated to anti racism and working to end white supremacy.

  • Get guidance and direction in how to approach the reading from an experienced somatic abolitionist and cooperator.

  • Work at Your Own Pace. Participants will have access to videos, resources, and materials for six months.

  • Books have been carefully selected by an experienced cooperator, educator and somatic abolitionist.

What Do I Get?

  • Access to monthly discussions via Zoom hosted and moderated by somatic abolitionist LaDonna Sanders Redmond

  • Access to monthly practice and checkin sessions

  • Join the 21st century abolitionist virtual community

  • Curated list of audio, video, and print materials that cover a range of topics relater to racial injustice

  • Access to other special events and webinars featuring LaDonna Redmond