Action Plan Worksheet
Action Plan 101
Charting a path toward abolitionism as a daily practice is not easy. It requires a certain amount of reflection, willingness to self-educate and an ongoing commitment to working with uncertainty, fear, and other discomfort. No matter what social position you hold, it’s important to examine your motivation. What is in it for you? How connected do you feel to others? How separate? Why? Do you compare yourself to others? Why? Where is your power? How do you carry it?
Abolitionist restorative practice is transformative when it shifts the way we relate to power to create substantive and sustainable beneficial impact for those most vulnerable to exploitation, violence, and disregard. Racism manifests in beliefs, practices and systems and replicates itself at physical, structural and cultural levels. Abolitionist practice involves transforming personal entry into this matrix in ways that challenge and replace illicit power with investment in liberated narratives. This means building personal, interpersonal and institutional alternatives.
Answer these questions to find further openings for being a co-conspirator:
- What are the first areas you want to dig into?
- Where is the reflective awareness building at the individual level?
- How do you envision yourselves interacting with other people?
- How are you creating spaces that are free from harm?
- How are you breaking down us/them narratives?
Enriching Your Action:
- What are community-based actions to add to your individual action plan?
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