Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network


Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network is an extreme radical group of community organizers and social Change Movement cohorts who have received over fifty-four percent of its grant funds from Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and the George Soros group – Open Society Institute. They belong to several of the extreme radical progressive networks in North Carolina including Blueprint NC, Democracy NC, Moral Mondays. Blueprint NC is the group that gained infamy with their strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013. Has affiliation with the extreme leftist group, Institute for Southern Studies.

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People Connections:

Person Position Time
Connie Leeper Community Organizer Current
Leah Wise Executive Director Current

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $15,000.00
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2006 $50,000.00
Ms Foundation for Women 2006 $3,000.00 Conferences/seminars For convening of African American women who are grassroots and professional fundraisers in the Southeast
Normandie Foundation Inc 2006 $20,000.00
Southern Partners Fund 2006 $11,750.00 General/operating support For general support
Surdna Foundation Inc 2006 $15,000.00 Seed money To establish regional youth training institute for strategic transformational organizing that will train youth and adult leaders organizers and managers for Southern social change organizations
Tides Foundation 2006 $15,000.00
Norman Foundation Inc 2005 $20,000.00
Open Society Institute 2004 $5,000.00



Address 1:
PO Box 240




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