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Manzoor Cheema

Project South
Regional Organizer
Raleigh, NC
A resident of Raleigh, NC, Manzoor Cheema has been an active member of social justice movements for over 15 years. In 2004, he launched a grassroots social justice TV show, Independent Voices that ran for five years. He went on to co-found Muslims for Social Justice, an organization dedicated to pursuing Muslim liberation theology in 2013. In 2015, he launched the Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI), a network of organizations to fight racism and Islamophobia. Manzoor has been serving as a field organizer for Project South since 2017.
Manzoor is the recipient of the 2014 International Human Rights Award awarded by the Human Rights Coalition of North Carolina, and the 2016 Self-Determination Award by Black Workers for Justice. Manzoor Cheema’s work on social justice has been covered in the local, national, and international media.