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In the summer of 2014, the NC NAACP State Conference and Youth and College Division will honor the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and continue the Forward Together Moral Movement by leading a statewide North Carolina Moral Freedom Summer. The NC-MFS project encompasses diverse organizing efforts statewide aimed at building a long-term transformative fusion movement in North Carolina.
The centerpiece initiative this summer is a deep organizing campaign that places 50 highly-trained Moral Freedom Summer organizers in counties across the state to coordinate long-term, issue-based voter empowerment campaigns and to support indigenously-led work. This Moral Freedom Summer Organizing Fellowship Program will deepen and strengthen the Forward Together Moral Movement across North Carolina.
Advised by the NC NAACP Youth & College Division and a Steering Committee of youth-led organizations from across the state, the fellowship program is committed to developing, supporting, and celebrating youth, and particularly youth of color, leadership. By providing unique mentorship, training, and experiential learning, the program gives an otherwise out-of-reach option to North Carolina’s brightest, most committed young activists. These youth organizers will serve as a bridge between the local community and NAACP infrastructure that already exists and the state-wide Forward Together Moral Movement.