The Abolitionists Challenge
Presented by LaDonna Sanders Redmond
The Abolitionists Challenge, presented by LaDonna Sanders Redmond, is a 6 month program for anyone who identifies as a cooperator and is interested in gaining an understanding of how they can commit to eliminating white supremacy in cooperative spaces and in the broader society.
Participants in The Abolitionists Challenge will meet monthly for a guided discussion around books that explore issues of oppression and white supremacy in America. LaDonna will offer a 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.
Education is foundational for change. All are welcome.
“21st century co-operators must take up the challenge that our 18th century founders accepted—they did not support slavery. We must not accept slavery or any of its current manifestations. This is our co-operative legacy. We are 21st century abolitionists. We must eradicate racial injustice and white supremacy.”
- 6 monthly payments
- Total cost: $270
- Automatic monthly payments
- 3 monthly payments
- Total cost: $240
- Savings of $30
- 1 Payment
- Total cost: $225
- Savings of $45
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 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
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
How to Enroll
To join the challenge, you have the option to either pay upfront or in monthly payments. You will then have access to resources, a community of other anti-racist cooperators, and meeting invites to our monthly discussions on Zoom. Meetings will be recorded and available for up to six months.
The Abolitionists Challenge is a one time charge of $225 per person. If you would like to pay in installments, you can make 6 payments of $45 ($270 total) or three payments of $80 ($240 total).
Calls will be the first Tuesday of the month at 7-8:30 p.m. EDT between August-January. Can’t make a live session? All calls will be recorded and shared so you can watch the meetings whenever it is convenient for you.
The first session will be Thursday August 6th at 7 p.m. EDT
The remaining 5 sessions will be on the First Tuesday of the Month (September thru January).
“Accepting this challenge will allow you to recognize all of the biases that you have and all of the racism that you have been taught. You will no longer be in denial about the impact of white supremacy. You will be an abolitionist and stand against all forms of oppression.“