Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Support Justice in the Delta! How to Donate to the Mississippi Project

Tax-deductible donations are made easy by clicking here. You will be asked to enter your personal information. After you click "continue" you will see a drop down field marked "Designation." Please choose Mississippi Project from this list. Your donations are greatly appreciated and absolutely essential to our work in the delta.

Sixteen years ago, the Mississippi Project was founded by CUNY Law students who traveled to Mississippi to investigate the suspicious hangings of more than 50 African American men in a local jail. One of the project founders and CUNY Law alumna Jaribu Hill ’95 established the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights. Ms. Hill today represents workers who face exploitative working conditions and continues to this day as director of the Workers’ Center to host and mentor young law students as they pursue legal work to fight injustices.

Carrying on the spirit and mission of the Project, CUNY Law students spend their winter break working in partnership with the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, the ACLU of Mississippi, and the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO), located in Greenville, MS, Jackson, MS, and New Orleans, LA respectively. The Project not only gives law students an opportunity to gain experience, but also provides legally underserved populations in these communities with greater opportunities to access much-needed legal assistance.

Additionally, checks can be payable to: “CUNY Law Foundation” and include “Re: Mississippi Project” in the memo portion of your check. Checks should be mailed to:

Attn: Ms. Barbara Kopp
CUNY School of Law
Development Office, Room 200
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367

Thank you for supporting the ongoing work of the Mississippi Project!

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