Project South

Grant Type: Program Support

Duration: January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Organization Overview

Project South organizes to dismantle the prison and surveillance state and to grow community-led solutions for protection and safety.


Project South’s Legal & Advocacy work, led by internationally renowned human rights lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani, focuses on confronting state repression and dismantling systems of detention, surveillance, and incarceration. Project South organizes Black, Brown, and Muslim communities to build power across movement front lines to achieve short- and long-term goals to reimagine public safety. Project South works with partners to shut down detention centers in Georgia and to create grassroots organizing responses to illegal detentions. Project South also works in community coalitions to demilitarize the police and sever the relationships between local law enforcement and ICE.

Year founded: 1986

Location: Atlanta, GA