Every day, we take hundreds of steps towards abolition.
Waving to a neighbor walking her dog.
Stoping to help a kid on their way to school who’s bag is spilling papers.
Handing out Halloween candy at your front door.
Meeting a new person who works near your office.
Collecting a few pieces of trash.
Holding your kid’s birthday party at the neighborhood park.
Closing a street to cars for a community festival.
Visiting a playground and playing.
Asking someone if they’re OK.
Sharing a tradition.
Picking up dog poop that’s not yours.
Giving another human grace.
Moving forward when you’re not offered the same.
Writing a poem.
Flying a kite.
Checking in an old friend.
Letting your boss know, clearly and honestly, what isn’t working.
Joining a community network that connects folks across your city to solve problems.
Asking your neighbor if they’d stop setting of fireworks.
Getting over neighbors continuing to set off fireworks.
Finding a new home for books you’ve already read and things you no longer use.
Bringing food to a potluck.
Forgiving a person who wronged you.
It’s hundreds of daily acts of resistance, easy and hard, that makeup the steps on the infinitely long path to abolition.