City of Atlanta
Georgia

Recognition
19-P-0071

In Recognition of Mrs. Deborah Richardson

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Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 11 Marci Collier Overstreet
Category:PresentationFunctions:None Required

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In Recognition of Deborah Richardson

 

WHEREAS,              The Atlanta City Council is proud to recognize Deborah Richardson for her dedication and heroic work in the fight against human trafficking; and

 

WHEREAS,               A pioneer of innovative programming to help sexually exploited girls, she has led campaigns to eradicate the facilitation of trafficking on online platforms, testified before Congress, and advised more than 20 communities in the United States on organizing and implementing efforts to address child sexual exploitation; and

 

WHEREAS,               She is the executive director of the International Human Trafficking Institute of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. In this role, she is leading a three-year strategic plan to end human trafficking in metro Atlanta. She founded the institute in 2014 in her former role as executive vice president of the Center for Civil and Human Rights; and

 

WHEREAS,               Her impactful career also includes serving as chief program officer at Women’s Funding Network in San Francisco, CEO of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation, director of program development for Fulton County Juvenile Court, founding executive director of the Juvenile Justice Fund (now YouthSpark) and managing director of the National Black Arts Festival. Since 2018, she has served as the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Expert in Residence in the Honors College of Georgia State University; and

 

WHEREAS,               Her conviction to end human trafficking locally, nationally and internationally has cemented her legacy as a true fighter against social injustice and an advocate for those in need.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, do hereby recognize Deborah Richardson on this 16th day of September 2019 for her dedicated effort to stop sex trafficking and compassion and support for helping vulnerable survivors in Atlanta and beyond.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, WE HAVE

HEREUNTO SET OUR HANDS AND

CAUSED THE SEAL OF THE CITY

OF ATLANTA TO BE AFFIXED

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                                                          Felicia A. Moore

                                              President, Atlanta City Council

 

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Carla Smith              Amir R. Farokhi                            Antonio Brown

Council District 1              Council District 2                            Council District 3

 

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Cleta Winslow              Natalyn Mosby Archibong              Jennifer N. Ide

Council District 4              Council District 5                            Council District 6

 

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Howard Shook              J. P. Matzigkeit                            Dustin Hillis

Council District 7              Council District 8                            Council District 9

 

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Andrea L. Boone              Marci Collier Overstreet              Joyce M. Sheperd

Council District 10              Council District 11                            Council District 12

 

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Michael Julian Bond              Matt Westmoreland                            Andre Dickens

Post 1 At-Large                            Post 2 At-Large                            Post 3 At-Large

 

Meeting History

Sep 16, 2019 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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Proclamation presented by Council Member Marci Collier Overstreet