Project South Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide
Founded in 1986, Project South acts as a regional hub for leadership development, movement-building, and long-term strategy development within community-based organizing for racial and economic justice. By creating collective spaces for communities and organizations to develop bottom-up grassroots organizing models, Project South shifts Southern-based organizing from reactive battles to visionary and strategic movement building on local, regional, and national levels.
Project South works directly with young people, intergenerational collaborations, Southern-based organizations, communities affected by social control and violence, cross-regional alliances, and our Atlanta and Southeast membership base. Our three primary strategies to increase the viability of community-based efforts to shift resources and power:
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - to increase the number of skilled organizers in the US South
STRATEGIC CONVERGENCES (including the US Social Forum & People’s Assemblies) - to advance thinking and coordinate action on mass scale
MOVEMENT-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE - to build and sustain our communities while fighting for liberation