Businesses are increasingly feeling the pressure to change their corporate policies to appeal to greater diversity in their employees, customers and stakeholders. Only they don’t realize that this new level of diversity isn’t diversity, but is at great odds with the 1st Amendment and religious freedom. Listen as Partner, Kelvin Cochran and colleague, Jeremy Tedesco share about a new Alliance Defending Freedom initiative. It seeks to reinstill freedom and true diverse perspective into the business space, using “Viewpoint Diversity Score” to educate businesses where they currently rank on diversity. Kelvin’s bio. Jeremy’s bio.
A Little About Kelvin Cochran:
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Faith Initiatives for Alliance Defending Freedom
Kelvin Cochran dedicated over 30 years of his life to fighting fires and protecting the communities in which he’s lived and worked. After being born into extreme poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kelvin knew he wanted more out of life. At the age of five, he watched firemen fight a fire that had started in his neighbor’s house and determined that he wanted to be a firefighter. He got his start in his hometown and worked his way up the ranks to become its Fire Chief in 1999, where he served until he was appointed Fire Chief for the city of Atlanta in 2008.
A Little About Jeremy Tedesco:
Senior counsel and senior vice president of corporate engagement for Alliance Defending Freedom
In this role, Tedesco leads ADF’s efforts to combat corporate cancel culture and build a business ethic that respects free speech, religious freedom, and human dignity.
Immediately preceding his current role, Tedesco served as senior vice president for communications, during which time he was a lead convener of the Philadelphia Statement, a movement dedicated to restoring free speech and civil discourse. Tedesco also launched a regular video series called Freedom Matters, profiling ADF clients, cases, and issues. The program included 24 videos in its first year, which more than 31 million people viewed.