This year the Project South family is celebrating, honoring, and remembering 30 years of movement building for social justice! Members are hosting house parties in every region of the United States throughout 2016 to support Project South and commit to #30MORE years of movement building.
Scroll down to see the full House Party Map and list of upcoming events.
A little bit of our history: Project South was founded in 1986 in West Alabama after eight voting rights activists were wrongly accused of voter fraud after being fairly elected in the Black Belt South. The accusation of the eight leaders, one an architect of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, was an attempt by the Reagan Administration to roll back the gains of the Civil Rights Movement and challenge the community-based political power that accompanied broad scale voter registration. Project South was founded as a movement building organization to provide political education to anti-poverty and racial justice organizing and to protect people's wins.
Thirty years later, Project South continues to protect the gains of our social movements, provide root cause political education and analysis, and organize powerful youth-led and Southern-wide campaigns. As reactionary, racist, and anti-people politics re-surface in the national, state, and local elections, Project South remains a critical force to achieving long-term liberation for all people in the 21st century U.S. South.
We are so grateful to our hosts, our members, and our communities for stepping up to sustain our collective struggle for a South and a world free from injustice.
Project South 30th Anniversary: November 18-20, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
We invite all members to a weekend gathering where we will remember our history, and envision our next 30 years together.
There will be a Founders Symposium, Membership Assembly, cultural events, and festivities throughout the weekend. Save the date!