Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All
by Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn, Gerin, and Jamia Wilson
From Ten Speed Press, a Penguin Random House imprint
An Amazon #1 New Release in Political Advocacy upon release.
A direct, snappy guidebook on engaging in effective day-to-day activism and advocacy at all levels that uses checklists, interviews, and case studies to showcase the tools for making the changes you want to see in society and government.
Features: Interviews with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, #BlackLivesMatter founder Patrisse Cullors, Craig Newmark, Soledad O'Brien and other activists, advocates, and everyday people who ran for office, started non-profit organizations, and spearheaded effective actions.
"In a world overrun with think pieces published hours after the most recent breakdown of democracy, Road Map is a lucid, refreshing, and concise guide that astutely demonstrates how to transform rage into productive, long-term resistance."
—Anjali Enjeti, Rewire.News
“If you’re eager to make a difference but don’t know where to start, this handbook is a must.”
—Victoria Rodriguez, Mashable
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“The Lower Eastside Girls Club is thrilled to use Road Map for Revolutionaries as part of our curriculum for our new city-wide initiative New Girl City: Agents of Change. The initiative introduces young women across New York City to various components of civic engagement. We are training the next generation of girl changemakers, civic leaders and activists for New York City, State and beyond! At our January 2019 launch, all sixty participants received a copy of Road Map for Revolutionaries as a resource to use at home and in the field. It is accessible, exciting, and a great way for young people to get their start!”
—Erikka James, Lower Eastside Girls Club
"Road Map for Revolutionaries answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, plus some you never thought of. It's portable, requires no batteries or electricity, and was created by three smart women. I recommend it!"
—Gloria Steinem, activist and writer
"In one sentence I felt empowered. 'Courage is contagious, and when everyday revolutionaries speak out and come together in solidarity, our mighty power expands exponentially.' Road Map for Revolutionaries gives step-by-step instructions on how to cultivate this courage, what to look for and why it matters."
—Carla Hall, Chef and Author
“What a necessary and timely project. I want to buy two more copies immediately to share with my two sons. It is awesome.”
—Ricki Lake, talk show host, actor, and activist
"As we look around and see this troubling rise of violence, intolerance, and injustice, in our world, many people want to play a more active role in solving these problems. The biggest issue is most of us do not know how. Thankfully, these three brilliant and bad-ass women wrote the book we have been waiting for. Road Map for Revolutionaries is a powerful step by step guide that shows us how to move from outrage to action in ways that lead to sustainable impact and change. If you are ready to change the world right now, read this book and go get to work.”
—Bobby Jones, CMO of PeaceFirst and author of Good is the New Cool
"Road Map For Revolutionaries will become THE tool in your toolbox that is irreplaceable in today’s world where advocacy and activism are daily essentials. This new book co-authored by three brilliant women gives you the perfect template for supporting your chosen causes when you have run out of ideas of what more can you do. For young and mature audiences alike, you will want to buy for all those you care about."
—Susan McPherson, Founder of McPherson Strategies, a social impact-focused communications consultancy
"The revolution must be financed. By definition, the system being fought against is much more lucrative than you, the angry mass(es). Chapter 3 lays out a step by step process for direct action with the sharpest spear, the dollar. This misunderstanding of your own financial power is the quickest way toward defeat in today's point and click protests. The backbone of the western world is money. History shows us that all of the rebels and revolutionaries began with securing money first. From Christopher Columbus and George Washington, to Fidel Castro and even Isis, they all started with capital. Money equating to power has been a close value to me throughout my life from firsthand experience. My mother shut down a lunch counter with fellow students active in SNCC. I am happy to see this comprehensive roadmap to aid the next generation who are, unfortunately, facing some of the same injustices past generations had to combat."
—Chef Ayindè, Actor, entrepreneur, president of I Eat Grass, LLC
"What a timely book this is, especially for this new majority of multicultural and intersectional millennial and Gen Z generations, who care so much about democracy, equality, representation and access, but many times don’t know where to start or what they can do to contribute to make our country a better place. Donating money, signing petitions and attending marches are all very important, but this book gives readers so many other examples of how everyone can make a difference, even teenagers, from the comfort of their phone!"
–Beatriz Acevedo, President, Acevedo Foundation and founder, mitú, Inc.
"Being an ally is one of the most important aspects of my life. Social Justice has never been an easy thing to fight for, but it has gotten exponentially harder since 2016. It's so easy to become overwhelmed. This guide helps me feel empowered, and makes positive change seem less daunting. As a single mother of a cisgender, white, most likely straight male, my job as an ally has become that much more important. Not only do I feel the responsibility to stand up for and behind marginalized people, but I also have to teach my son how to do the same. Mostly my role as a parent seems to be to unteach him the lessons he learns out in the world every day. Our culture tells him wherever he looks that he has more rights and privileges than almost every other group. Road Map for Revolutionaries provides an excellent jumping off point for me to better understand and explain our positions and responsibilities in our culture and gives me practical steps for getting us both involved in making the world a better place."
—Daisy Eagan, Actor, Writer, Activist
"A map for finding your voice and using it in service of colleagues, communities, family, and fellow humans; I can’t think of a better map to carry with you at this time, at any time."
–Tania Katan, Co-Creator of #ItWasNeverADress and author of Creative Trespassing
Chapter Notes for Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All:
Chapter 1 Reference Sources:
Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900.
by Ida B. Wells, edited by Jacqueline Jones
by Angelina Weld Grimke
NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936–1965
by Thomas Bynum
“NAACP History: Anti-Lynching Bill” posted by the NAACP
“Why Was The Anti-Lynching Movement Important?” published by Femi Lewis at ThoughtCo
“Timeline of the Boycott” published by the IIT Chicago-Kent Law Library Blog
“From Trayvon Martin to ‘Black Lives Matter’” by Jonathan Capehart, published by the Washington Post
“Protecting Yourself from Tear Gas” published by The International News Safety Institute.
“Know Your Rights” published by the American Civil Liberties Union
“What Can I Expect If I’m Arrested” published by The Legal Aid Society
“10 Rules of Survival if Stopped by the Police” published by PBS
“Americans Vastly Underestimate Being Recorded of CCTV” published by IPVM.com
“Net Neutrality” published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
“The Economic and Social Boycott of the Banu Hashim” published by Al-Islam.org
“The Shareholder Value Myth” by Lynn A. Stout, published by Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
“Residential Proximity to Environmental Hazards and Adverse Health Outcomes” by Jean D. brender, Juliana A. Maantay, and Jayajit Chakraborty, published by the American Journal of Public Health 101.Suppl
“Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?” by Walter S. Gilliam, Angela N. Maupin, Chin R. Reyes, Maria Accavitti, and Frederick Shic, published by the Yale University Child Study Center
“Twelve Months Later: The Impact of School Closings in Chicago” by Carol Caref, Sarah Hainds, and Pavlyn Jankov, published by the Chicago Teachers Union
“Protection for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees Under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act” by Courtney Joslin, published by the American Bar Association Human Rights Magazine 31, no. 3
National Center for Education Statistics: Fast Facts