PARTNER REPORT: Project South Feb 2017


We do not consent. We resist. We protect. We defend. We build. 

Greetings –
In this moment of confusion, crisis, and chaos within the power structures, Project South is proud to stand strong with movements that are growing to resist the attacks and build new systems. We are proud to stand with 6,000 people who came out to the Atlanta Airport on Sunday, January 29th to condemn the Muslim & refugee ban and to demand freedom for all people. 

Please join us in 2017 to build in Atlanta, Georgia, across the U.S. South, and with partners all over the country and global liberation movements. 


People’s Inauguration calls on Atlanta to become a Sanctuary City

January 20 (J20) Coalition organized the a strong action and continues to meet led by partners Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Racial Justice Action Center, Georgia WAND, SONG, Project South, and others to demand protection for refugees, immigrants, Black youth, LGBTQ folks, and all our folks. Check out the PRESS. See & sign on to the DEMANDS. #J20ATL


BAM Leadership & Organizing Training

Saturday & Sunday, February 18-19
10am-4pm each day @ Project South offices, 9 Gammon Ave
New & seasoned organizers will come together with community members to learn facilitation, organizing skills, and get involved!
Project South will facilitate 2-day BAMs May 20-21 / July 6-7 / November 11-12
Email to request specific BAMs or trainings with your organization. 

Youth Community Action Program

Weekly meetings & #10Mil4Real Campaign Planning
4pm-6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Project South offices, 9 Gammon Ave
If you’re between the ages of 13-24, contact Community Organizers Jaequan or Nautica to organize for youth power.
Email or Call 404.622.0602


Dismantling the Private Prison Industry

Thursday, February 2
6-8pm at the Rush Center 1530 Dekalb Ave

Attorneys, journalists, and organizers will discuss the organizing efforts to shut down private prisons and immigrant detention centers in Georgia.
For more on event: Visit FB / To read Legal & Advocacy Director Azadeh Shahshahani’s recent Al Jazeera article about the private prisons: Click here

Know Your Rights Training for Muslim & Refugee Community

Tuesday, February 6
Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director will facilitate the training at the Symposium to Address Global Migration at Emory University, convened by the Leadership and Multifaith Program, a collaboration between Candler School of Theology and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Radical Pan-African Pedagogy: Walter Rodney Public Speakers Series

Thursday, February 16
5pm-7pm at the Atlanta University Center / Robert Woodruff Library
As part of the Walter Rodney Public Speakers Series  Ayinde Summers, PS Education Director & La’Die Mansfield, PS Regional Organizer will speak with Mike Williams, Tiffany Smith, Damani Aaquil, Dr. Joyce King, and Valora Richardson on Black Radical Traditions in education in the South. The event is hosted by the Walter Rodney Foundation, Quilomboarte, Global South Consortium, and Dr. Jesse Benjamin. Free & open to the public.




Social Emergency Response Centers

Saturday, February 4
At the Design Studio for Social Intervention in Boston

Emery Wright & Stephanie Guilloud, Co-Directors will facilitate a session on Peoples Movement Assemblies
Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) are temporary, emergent, and creative pop-up spaces co-led by activists and artists around the US. They will function as both an artistic gesture and a practical solution. As such we will need to figure out the balance, like how will we feed people–and their hunger for justice? How will we create a shelter–where it’s safe to bring your whole self? What will reconstruction–of civil society–look like?  
Click HERE to see more.

Join the Southern Movement Assembly & implement the Blueprint

Hundreds of communities & organizations around the U.S. South developed a Southern Movement Blueprint as a Plan of Action in a Time of Crisis. Now is the time to build the infrastructure we need while we contend with and dismantle the oppressive systems that harm our communities. Download the BLUEPRINT and sign on to let us know what you are doing to build new economic solutions, practice grassroots democracy, and protect and defend your communities.

Rapid Response Delegation to Albany, Georgia after tornadoes

On January 30-31, a delegation of Project South & Hello Racism organizers brought donations & supplies from Project South members, community members, ZimATL soccer team, and Atlanta Medical Center South Campus to support families affected by over 40 tornadoes that destroyed many homes, killed 15 people, and injured many others in Southwest Georgia. For more info on how to assist: please contact La’Die Mansfield,, or Hello Racism at


Join Project South as a member in 2017.

If you believe in people’s movements to resist and build in this critical moment, please join our efforts to organize, educate, and create infrastructure for new economic systems, grassroots democracy, legal support, and spaces to protect & defend our communities. CLICK HERE TO JOIN