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George Terrell is a citizen activist working on social justice issues for more than 50 years. He serves on the Board of Directors and on the Fundraising and Training workgroups of the Asset Based Community Development Institute. As a practicing attorney until he retired in 2018 he provided pro bono legal representation to a number of non-profit organizations.
He is one of the founders of Caminos de Agua and has worked in Mexico since 2006, first with indigenous communities in Chiapas in a capacity building program teaching earthblock construction and now in Guanajuato where Caminos works with at-risk communities to provide clean water solutions.
Since the early 1980's he has worked in Project Neighbors, a grass roots community organization in Valparaiso, Indiana. Using ABCD concepts Project Neighbors has helped create a childcare center, a community center serving a diverse population, a federally qualified health care center now serving the uninsured and under-insured in five counties, and has led community volunteer efforts to build over 100 very affordable homes and living units including two women's facilities. Project Neighbors also operates a community radio station - WVLP-LP, 103.1 FM & steaming at www.wvlp.org.
Much of his current work focuses on issues of racism and white supremacy. He is active in “Allies against racism and white Supremacy" and the “Northwest Indiana African American Alliance",
In earlier years, he was an anti-war activist, worked as a union organizer , an occupational health and safety educator and organizer and in union democracy campaigns in the Steelworkers Union.