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.
As marches, protests, and boycotts return to the cultural conversation in the United States and everyday people look to take action and make their voices heard, this hands-on, hit-the-ground-running guide delivers lessons on practical tactics for navigating and protecting one's personal democracy in a gridlocked, heavily surveilled, and politically volatile country. Aimed at people who want to act but don't know what to do next, Road Map for Revolutionaries provides the resources needed to help you feel more safe, empowered, invested in, and intrinsic to the American experiment. Authors Carolyn Gerin, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jamia Wilson pull from a shared interest in positive change and diverse cultural, generational, and occupational backgrounds to break down key issues and outline action steps for local, state, and federal levels. The book addresses timely topics such as online privacy, staying safe at protests, supporting marginalized communities, and keeping up the fight for the long term. Along with breaking down topics into bullet point-style takeaways, the team also supplements the information with chapter opener illustrations from designer, artist, and archivist Josh MacPhee and infographics created by designer Lilli Keinaenen.