2nd Atlanta Student Movement
Officially endorsed by Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond, son of Atlanta Student Movement (Feb. 1960) leader Julian Bond. Scroll below to view all sponsors, endorsements, and partners of the movement.
We are petitioning to independently track and assess the progress of the racial equity commitments to 240+ companies pledged to with the Metro Atlanta Chamber under the ATL Action for Racial Equity.
On behalf of Atlanta’s Black collegiate community – representing students at Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morris Brown, Georgia State University, and all other allies – we are petitioning for the 240+ major corporations headquartered or otherwise operating in Atlanta, GA to take the Black Certification Racial Equity Audit.
We are asking for an audience with one, some, or all 240 corporations in order to discuss the process of such an initiative and audit. We will contact each firm directly at an undisclosed time only after our petition has reached a certain benchmark. If a firm feels that it would be beneficial for them to prematurely reach out to us and open the conversation surrounding corporate accountability please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
These firms signed & committed to the “ATL Action for Racial Equity”, powered by the Atlanta Metro Chamber. This commitment signified them as an inclusive & progressive company dedicated to addressing systemic racism. By signing, these corporations have committed to: (source – atlracialequity.com)
1. Carrying out targeted actions to address systemic racism and advance racial equity in four areas.
2. Tracking the progress of this initiative and the subsequent associated KPIs.
Our position of advocacy comes as a group of diverse & talented students at Atlanta’s colleges and universities who understand their role as the foundation of the next generation Atlanta’s full time employees.
- – Any plan or initiative that involves the future of business practices needs to include a younger demographic’s perspectives as it is a stake in our futures.
- – Responsible & accountable corporate practices cannot be achieved nor properly assessed if it is not done from the independent perspective of those it intends to account for.
- – Internal accountability measures seem the same as if students were administering and grading their own exams. This would allow for & expose the results to a variety of factors that could and would undermine the legitimacy of their responses.
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Student Leadership & Representatives
Trey P. Bowers III: 88th Student Government Association President – (alumni)
Zaire JM Gary: Student Government Association Deputy Attorney General. (90th Admin)
Sidique King: Senior Most Student Liaison for Morehouse College at Atlanta City Hall.
Jalen K Curry: President of New Deal Democrats.
Kylethejukebox: Student Leader, Campus Influencer
Steven Adams: Student Government Association Chief of Staff. (90th Admin)
Wendell Shelby-Wallace (Alumni)
Unless a statement is released unequivocally announcing in a professional fashion on behalf of the executive team members of the Black Certification Agency Incorporated, and/or one of the institutions of higher learning mentioned above, we clearly and distinctively state that the public position these students have taken in collective unity do not seek to represent the views or values of the institutions we attend. Students who support of this initiative do so at their own will & leisure without the official authorization or sanction by the institution they represent by attending.