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Jackets Participate in ACC Unity Tour

THE FLATS – Six student-athletes and four staff members from Georgia Tech took part in the 2023 ACC Unity Tour this week, July 9-12.

Representing the Yellow Jackets were LaMiles Brooks (football), Bradley Favors (track and field), Eldon Lindsay (creative and digital strategy), Clayton Powell-Lee (football), Reggie McIntyre (marketing and fan experience), Charles Nieves (administration), Liz Ryan (communications and public relations), Camille Trotman (track and field), Isabella Turner (cross country/track and field) and John Watkins (track and field).

The tour is part of the ACC’s commitment to supporting student-athletes through meaningful educational opportunities, including the area of social justice, and is a component of the league’s social-justice platform, ACC UNITE.

With the main theme of the tour being awareness to action, with a focus on racial and gender equity, participants visited key sites of the civil rights movement and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX. A highlight of the trip was a historical guided walk of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington which occurred in August 1963. Famous for the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” 250,000 people attended a protest focused on inequalities faced by African Americans in the nation’s capital.

Other highlights of the trip included:

  • Tour of the National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Gender Equity & Sports Panel, held at Audi Field (home of the DC United and Washington Spirit)
  • Sports, Politics and The Media Panel

Each of the ACC’s 15 member institutions sent 10 representatives (six student-athletes, four coaches or staff) to Washington, D.C. This marked the second ACC Unity Tour with the inaugural educational trip taking place in 2022 to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama for an immersive journey to one of the centers of the civil rights movement.


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