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