Amazon Teams Up with Pharrell Williams & LMC's Joycelyn Wilson and Brian Magerko
“Your Voice is Power” experience featuring Pharrell’s new song, “Entrepreneur,” encourages students to examine racial equity while learning coding. Our own Joycelyn Wilson and Brian Magerko are leading this educational effort. Fits perfectly with our DEI efforts in our new Futures Plan.
"This partnership is among the latest in Amazon’s ongoing work to support education and racial equality initiatives in communities across the country where its employees live and work. Recently, the company donated $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. Recipients—selected with the help of Amazon's Black Employee Network (BEN)—include groups focused on combating systemic racism through the legal system as well as those dedicated to expanding educational and economic opportunity for Black communities. Amazon followed this initial donation with a hugely successful employee match program that resulted in an additional $17 million going to these organizations for a total of $27 million from the Amazon community." READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT.
Humanistic Perspectives in a Technological World, LMC @ Georgia Tech