Alana Greer

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Alana Greer

2015 Black Male Achievement Fellow
Founder of Community Justice Project with Meena Jagannath

Alana Greer 2015 Black Male Achievement Fellow

Bold Idea 

Support racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color by providing grassroots organizations with legal support, strategic partnerships and representation in organizing campaigns.

Summary 

Community Justice Project, Inc. (CJP) provides legal support to racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color in Florida and beyond. CJP uses a broad range of legal tactics including human rights advocacy, litigation, and participatory research to bolster grassroots organizing on issues such as police accountability, mass incarceration, and economic justice. CJP works closely with grassroots groups in low-income communities of color, and those led by black youth in particular, because of a deeply held belief that meaningful social change can only come from movements organized and led by those most impacted by social injustice.

Experience 

Alana Greer, co-founder of the Community Justice Project, Inc., is a movement lawyer deeply committed to supporting grassroots organizing in black and brown communities. Alana worked as a racial justice attorney at Advancement Project, supporting the efforts of youth of color and LGBTQ-led organizations working to dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline. After the death of Trayvon Martin, she accompanied and provided legal counsel to youth leaders in their month-long sit-in at the Florida State Capitol and rededicated herself to supporting transformational, grassroots-led change in her home state. In 2015, Alana was awarded the Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund Seed Grant for her work with the Community Justice Project, Inc. Alana received a BA in Philosophy from Boston College and a JD from Harvard Law School, where she served as vice president of membership for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

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