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.
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 works full time in police reform and serves the Unitarian Church as the 2022 “UU The Vote” Campaign Organizer for DC, MD, and VA. 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.
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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