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.

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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: collegiateracialequity@blackcertificationagency.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.

We believe…

  • – 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

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.

#ASM Partners & Sponsors

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More Endorsements, Supporters, and Partners

Michael Julian Bond

Atlanta City Council Member; Morehouse Alum; Son of Atlanta Student Movement & Civil Rights leader Julian Bond.

Kimberly latrice jones

Writer Minister of 411 New York Times Bestseller NAACP Image Award Nominee Proudly neurodivergent Creator @warnerbrostv @push.films #hoodgirlscanbeheroestoo www.kimjoneswrites.com

Joseph R. Hudson

Joseph R. Hudson, NAACP Economic Development Committee Chair and former President & cofounder of GSMBC (Georgia Minority Supply Development Council - 89-92) while under the direction of Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young! Formerly known as Atlanta Regional Purchasing Council. Founder and Chair--The Hudson Strategic Group, a 29-year old solutions design firm Developed, written, and had approved millions of dollars in business proposals all over the Southeast US Overseen the development of millions of dollars in corporate and government contracts for Black small businesses Been a columnist for three newspapers and two newsletters, writing columns on either Black or small business Testified before the US House Small Business Committee Twice Chaired the Atlanta Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Served on more than 25 local Boards

Bonika Wilson

20 years of experience in business development, diversity strategic plans implementation, and financial services. CEO Wilson Capital Management; she owned a boutique consulting firm specializing in DEI efforts and worked in the financial services sector, including serving as a senior vice president at SunTrust Bank.
- Wilson holds several board positions, including YWCA of Greater Atlanta, WCM Firm Inc., and Leading-Edge Institute. She also co-founded the nonprofit organization I am My Brothers/Sisters Keeper

Pepper Miller

About: Through speaking, presenting, consulting and writing, I find meaning in helping people change their perceptions about Black Americans — watching individuals grow from having little to no understanding to a better understanding. After my presentations, misconceptions of Black Americans being stereotypically insignificant and valueless are lifted and otherwise guarded clients, become less fearful and embrace the Black culture a little more.
- Clients: AARP; American Airlines; AT&T; Bravo TV; BET; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago History Museum; Ford; General Mills; GSK; Kraft Foods; McDonald’s; Northwestern Mutual; Pandora; PepsiCo; Pfizer; Procter & Gamble; Unilever; US Bank; Wintrust Bank.

Chloe Cheyenne

CEO & Founder "COMMMUNITYx" app (Techstars '21) - Platform that connects activist and where our petition lives! FORBES 30 under 30; Black Enterprise 40 under 40; Howard Alum;

Supporting NGOs

Greater Southwest Black Chamber of commerce (Dallas)

The Peoples Uprising

The People's Uprising (TPU) is an appointed City of Atlanta task force collaborative partnership between community, elected officials, influencers, organizers and activists working together to dismantle systemic oppressions that evoke uprisings.


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