About Project 117

Project 117 is a community-based initiative based on the principles laid out in Isaiah 1:17 to seek justice and correct oppression. We work in partnership with DC-based advocacy and faith-based organizations to create progressive, inclusive environments on both sides. Through advocacy trainings, panels, events, and narrative-change campaigns, we educate our audiences on faith-based justice and liberation. View our password-protected sliding rate scale here.

About Me

Olivia Elder is an organizer, nonprofit professional, and dancer based in the DC area. Growing up in Houston, Texas and New Orleans Louisiana, Olivia braved the cold and moved to Washington, DC to attend The George Washington University, where she studied International Affairs with a concentration in Contemporary Societies and Cultures. During her undergraduate studies, she focused mainly on minority, faith-based, and migrant communities, particularly on the role that faith communities have on social movements.

Currently, she is the Partnerships and Engagement Associate for Criminal Justice Reform at FWD.us, is a 2020 Judy Schneider Fellow at Women in Government Relations, and is a 2020 Interfaith Innovation Fellow at Interfaith Youth Core. When she’s not working, you can find Olivia studying for chaplaincy certification, taking dance classes, or actively searching for good barbecue in the DMV.

Contact Me

Want to schedule a training or set up a time to chat?

Don’t believe in a better world.

Build it.

Learn to do right; seek justice, correct oppression. Bring justice to the fatherless; plead the widow’s cause.

- Isaiah 1:17

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