Progress with Purpose 2023

Check out our latest annual report Progress with Purpose to see how EPU is actively building a better, more equitable South!

EPU & The Bitter Southerner Partner Series

EPU has partnered with The Bitter Southerner to showcase the work of our Unum Fellows happening across the America South.  Check out more here.

2024 Policy Principles and Priorities

Learn more about the Nine Pillars of EPU’s policy focus here!

EPU’s mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting barriers that have long divided the region by race and class.

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Cultivating courageous leaders committed to realizing a vision for a more equitable, inclusive South


Accelerating change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state, and federal levels


Identifying where inequities exist, their structural cause, and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them

Narrative Change

Shifting people’s attitudes and behaviors by encouraging open, honest discussions to change narratives that preserve systemic and interpersonal racism

"We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past."

– Mitch Landrieu, Founder & Former President of E Pluribus Unum, Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA