Community Justice Project is a Miami-based movement lawyering organization focused on building the power of movements for racial justice and human rights. Having been in existence for a few years, CJP will use the Fellowship to design new organizational infrastructure to ensure that the institution they are building reflects the transformative values that underpin our work as we grow.
Alana Greer co-founded the Community Justice Project, Inc. in 2015. She was previously a staff attorney at Florida Legal Services and Advancement Project in Washington, DC, where she worked with youth and parent leaders across the nation to fighting to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Originally from Miami, Alana left Florida to attend Boston College and Harvard Law School, where she was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and returned home to support youth organizing that arose after the killing of Trayvon Martin. Prior to law school, she was a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area against the criminalization of homelessness. Alana is passionate about lifting up the voices of the community members she works with and using her legal and analytic skills to support grassroots movements seeking to dismantle structural racism and inequality. She is an Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellow and an advisory board member for the Dream Defenders. Follow Alana on Twitter @Alana_Greer.
Meena Jagannath co-founded the Community Justice Project, Inc. in 2015. She is a movement lawyer with an extensive background in activism and international human rights. Prior to coming to Miami, she worked for the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she coordinated the Rape Accountability and Prevention Project, which combined direct legal representation with advocacy and capacity building of grassroots women’s groups. While using her legal skills to build the power of movements locally in South Florida, she has also brought to bear her international human rights expertise in delegations to the United Nations to elevate U.S.-based human rights issues like police accountability and Stand Your Ground laws to the international level. Meena has published several articles in law journals and other media outlets, and has spoken in numerous academic and conference settings. She received her J.D from University of Washington Law School where she was a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar. She also holds a Master's degree in International Affairs (human rights concentration) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a B.A. in International Relations and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University. Follow Meena on Twitter @meenajag.
Oscar Londoño is a Skadden Fellow at the Community Justice Project. As a community and movement lawyer, Oscar partners with community-based organizations to provide direct legal services, community education, and strategic litigation and policy support to low-wage immigrant workers organizing across South Florida, including domestic workers, day laborers, and farmworkers. Born and raised in Miami, Oscar received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and a Derrick Bell Scholar for Public Service, and his B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University. During law school, Oscar interned with various community and movement lawyering organizations, including Make the Road New York, the Community Activism Law Alliance, and the Community Justice Project, where he participated in the Bertha Justice Institute’s Ella Baker Program.