The Abolition Project is a think-and-do tank dedicated to abolishing all forms of modern-day slavery. By facilitating participatory action research with abolitionists, we build systems maps that illuminate strategic partnerships and initiatives that advance liberation for BIPOC women and girls. Our mission is to facilitate systems thinking to produce tools for abolishing punitive incarceration, immigrant detention, and human trafficking. 

The Abolition Project envisions a united abolition movement across punitive incarceration, immigrant detention, and human trafficking that centers the experiences of BIPOC women and girls to imagine and create a world where all people are free to thrive. 

Join the Abolition Project

This think-and-do tank facilitates participatory action research with abolitionists to address the societal problem of modern-day slavery in the United States in the form of human trafficking, punitive incarceration, and immigrant detention. We center the experiences of BIPOC women and girls in the United States. By employing system mapping to visually represent modern-day slavery and participatory action research to populate a free online resource, abolitionists will have a new tool to connect the prison industrial complex to modern-day slavery and individual forms of slavery to the others.

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Meet the Founder

Christina Dawkins has spent her career advancing human rights. She founded A4Abolitionist, a social justice consultancy to advise artists and educators advancing justice for the most vulnerable populations, and the Abolition Project, a think-and-do tank that builds systems maps of modern-day slavery through participatory action research. 

Christina specializes in human trafficking, punitive incarceration, and immigrant detention. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education, developing programs, teaching courses, and advising students. She became the founding Program Manager of the Justice-in-Education and Public Humanities Initiatives. In addition, she founded the Lang Prison Initiative, the first in-person college program at Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC.

Christina honed her program design skills at Columbia University and The New School, designing and implementing social justice projects. She developed curricula and workshops for Creative Time, the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights, Harvard University, Brown University, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, to name a few.

She holds an M.A. in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Communications from Northwestern University.