Tamieka Atkins

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Tamieka Atkins

Tamieka Atkins (Byer) is the Chapter Director to develop the first chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Atkins served as the Board Liaison for Amnesty International USA, where she focused on developing the leadership of their Board around priority setting, strategic planning, and organizational development. Tamieka comes from a history of grassroots organizing, beginning with her work with the student based organization Student Liberation Action Movement in 2001.

Tamieka Atkins is currently enrolled in an MPA program, with an anticipated graduation date of 2015. She resides in Atlanta with her husband.[1]

"A letter from the movement to the movement'

In September 2019 Tamieka Atkins was one of 100 black leaders, many affiliated with Liberation Road who signed A letter from the movement to the movement defending Maurice Moe Mitchell and Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party for endorsing Elizabeth Warren instead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.


Tamieka Byer organized college and high school student walkouts against police brutality and the Iraq war as a member of Student Liberation Action Movement between 2000 and 2004. She went on to work with Amnesty International USA as the Board Liaison.[2]

YCL Convention

The Young Communist League USA 7th National was held in Chicago November 22-24 2002.

Tamieka Byer of the Student Liberation Action Movement at City University of New York attended.[3].

“This is the best conference I have ever been to.”


In 2016 Tamieka Atkins served on the board of the Highlander Research and Education Center.

Black Ideological Struggle Webinar

Black Ideological Struggle: Radical, Liberal, Conservative Public · Hosted by Sendolo Diaminah and Cazembe Jackson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group

Join Sendolo Diaminah for a conversation about why Black radicals can and must learn how to effectively engage liberal and conservative ideologies among our people.
September 2, 2017. Hey family! Here is the final recording from the Black August webinars! Sendolo Diaminah took lots of patience and creativity breaking down Black Ideological Struggle for us.[4]

Those expressing interest on Facebook included Tamieka Atkins.

Democracy Alliance


Weston Milliken, Maria Rodriguez Florida Immigrant Coalition, Chris Kromm Institute for Southern Studies, Mary Hooks Southerners On New Ground, Tamieka Atkins ProGeorgia, took part in a panel "The South's evolving progressive power" at the Democracy Alliance Spring 2018 conference.