EVENT ALERT — Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

Posted on July 30, 2012

Join the Loyola Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for a brown bag lunch discussion with NLG President-Elect Azadeh Shahshahani. The presentation will be regarding a recent ACLU of Georgia report on Immigration detention in the state of Georgia. You can see the report here:http://www.acluga.org/files/2713/3788/2900/Prisoners_of_Profit.pdf. We are very grateful for the Legal Assistance Foundation for allowing us to use their space for this discussion.

Azadeh Shahshahani is the Director of the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project at the ACLU of Georgia. The project is aimed at bringing Georgia and its localities into compliance with international human rights and constitutional standards in treatment of refugee and immigrant communities, including immigrant detainees. To that end, Azadeh has been involved with impact litigation, legislative advocacy, human rights documentation, coalition-building, public education, training of attorneys, and organizing.

She is also Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Committee on the Rights of Immigrants and Chair of Georgia Detention Watch. Azadeh previously served as Chair of Refugee Women’s Network and is also one of the Founders of Human Rights Atlanta.

Find out more at Loyola Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.