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Project South

Grant Type: General Support

Duration: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Organization Overview:

Project South is a 30-year-old institution that builds the foundation for successful broad-based, democratic social justice movements to eliminate generational poverty, racism, and violence. Project South organizes and provides leadership development for Black youth ages 13-24 in Atlanta, Muslim and immigrant communities, and frontline organizers in 13 states of the U.S. South.

Request Overview:

Project South seeks funding from the Pillars Fund to protect and defend the rights of Muslims and other marginalized communities in the U.S. South through Know Your Rights trainings, legal support, and a regional organizing strategy that connects Muslim leadership to broad grassroots movements. The grant would enable staff to travel to conduct requested trainings in at least nine states and to cultivate a legal infrastructure as legislative attacks continue and law enforcement surveillance increases.

Year founded: 1986

Location: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://projectsouth.org/