Emery Wright

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Template:TOCnestleft Emery Wright aka Emery Lumumba, is the Co-Director of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide. Project South is a membership-based social justice organization and movement building institution rooted in the US South. Project South provides leadership development and political analysis to support community organizing. Over the past 15 years, Emery has worked extensively in the areas of youth development, and nonprofit organizational development. As an educator, Emery develops and facilitates curriculum using popular education to build analysis and strategy at the grassroots within the fields of Black studies, U.S. history, social movements and youth leadership development. Before working at Project South, Emery worked for five years as the founder and Executive Director of the Nia Project, a Black youth organization doing community organizing in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Georgia. During this same time period he co-founded and facilitated a Black Studies course at South Bay Prison and a sister program on the outside called Breaking the Cycle. Emery is a public speaker in a wide range of settings including prisons, community, college campuses and youth organizing spaces. He has travelled to build relationships of solidarity between his work and human rights or social justice work in East African, Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Emery is also a producer & Engineer for Youth Speak Truth Radio on WRFG 89.3 FM in Atlanta, GA.[1]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Emery Lumumba.[2]

Project South Leadership transition

2007, first U.S. Social Forum converges over 20,000 people in Atlanta, Project South serves as anchor organization. Historical transition of founders Jerome Scott, Director (staff) and Walda Katz-Fishman, Board Chair. PS creates the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) – Christi Ketchum, Emery Wright, Stephanie Guilloud & Will Cordery.[3]

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Emery Wright was among those on the list. [4]

Free Marissa Alexander

Emery Lumumba July 28, 2014 ·

  1. unite2fight — with Ruben Solis Garcia, Carolyn Pittman and Ash-Lee Henderson.

Young Educators Alliance

Owólabi William Copeland February 5, 2013 ·


Young Educators Alliance and Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide — with Aziza Wilburg, Emery Lumumba, Arai Kazi, Aziza Wilburg, Noelle Frye and Siwatu-salama Ra in Atlanta, GA.

“Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century”

10th Anniversary Meeting of the Black Radical Congress, “Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century” Black Radical Congress, June 20-22, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri.

Endorsers for the Congress included Emery Wright, Project South.[5]