Abolish Slavery National Network


Past Events

On Tuesday, April 16, we recognized DC Emancipation Day in Lincoln Park, where a statue of Lincoln stands over a recently emancipated man. Speakers included Max Parthas (ASNN National Campaign Coordinator), Jamilia Land (ASNN Co-Director of State Operations), Ernestine Wyatt (Great-great-great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman), Johanna Thompson (Development Strategist), Adama Dempster (Foundation National Director of Independent Human Rights Investigators), & Sara Corbett (ASNN Youth Lead Organizer, DC).

On February 9, 2024, we explored the path to ending legalized constitutional slavery! From recent legislative triumphs in the fight against slavery to groundbreaking initiatives like the California Reparations Bill Package, our event dove into the transformative impacts of the slavery abolition movement. We also dissected urgent findings from the Associated Press investigative report on Forced Prison Labor.

On January 27, 2024, we celebrated the launch of our 2024 efforts to end legalized constitutional slavery. With 17 states onboard, we anticipate a momentous year of slavery abolition efforts.

In the 2022 midterm elections, the United States saw slavery on the ballot of five states - Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. We hosted a press conference ahead of these elections to demonstrate the solidarity between the Freedom Five. #TheFreedom5 has been in the news nationwide and internationally. People are talking about them in articles and video news every day. Now you'll hear from them directly.

The Abolish Slavery National Network celebrated two years since our founding in Vermont - one of the Freedom Five states. Featuring spoken word by Tribal Raine and panels with Vermont and other state organizers, this event brought us together in community and helped launch the Freedom Five public campaigns.

On August 28, 2020, we started on this journey to bring together all of the state-led abolition movements into one powerful national coalition. We celebrated one year in 2021. In that time, we were successful in abolishing slavery from state constitutions in Utah and Nebraska; and since then, nearly two dozen other state campaigns have joined this fight. We have also launched a federal campaign to abolish slavery and involuntary servitude from the US constitution. The time for abolition is now.

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Max Parthas, Co-Director of State Operations

Max Parthas is an internationally recognized Spoken Word Artist and American Slavery Abolitionist. In addition to numerous awards for his art, he is the recipient of the Missouri CURE Marc Taylor Activism Award, the Will Bell Humanitarian Award, and the “In The Spirit of Malcom X'' award from MX Media. 

Max is the current Acting Director for the Paul Cuffee Abolitionist Center in Sumpter, SC., Co-Director of State Operations for the Abolish Slavery National Network. Abolishslavery.us. and Co-host/Executive producer of Abolition Today (a unique online modern- slavery abolition episodic master class with an international audience.) abolitiontoday.org