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Founding and Form

Publiks Inc & Publiks Group

— On Publiks Inc

Corporate Founding

Publiks Inc was established in 2017 by its Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to enhance awareness and knowledge about and foster global interrelationships among people, communities and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe. The emphasis at Publiks Inc is on improvements in public awareness, public information, public knowledge and the public interest; discovery, examination and fostering of communities; collaboration, cooperation and participation within them; and engagement with and within publics that are local, national, regional and global in nature and scope.

Corporate Formation

Publiks Inc is formally organized as a single-shareholder corporation, as provided for in the Delaware State Code of the United States. The single shareholder and owner of Publiks Inc is Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder, President and Chair. The corporation is also registered in the State of California and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

— On Publiks Group

Division Founding

The Publiks Group was established in 2020 by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as a division of The Ikoku Group, and thus tasked with the administration, management, operationalization and further development of Publiks Inc, its Products and Services, including the Sites, as well as a range of present and future endeavors.

Division Formation

The Publiks Group is formally organized as a protected series of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC — itself a series limited liability company — as provided for in the Delaware State Code of the United States. The sole interests-holder and owner of The Ikoku Group is Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder, President and Chair. The Publiks Group and The Ikoku Group are both registered and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

— The Arrangement

Between Inc and Group

Under the arrangement stipulated in 2020, Publiks Inc remains a single-shareholder corporation, whose administration, development and management is officially housed, protected and run within The Publiks Group. Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku remains the Founder, President and Chair of both Publiks Inc and The Ikoku Group. The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc are both also officially known under the business and trademark name, Publiks. And the term, “Publiks,” as used in official The Ikoku Group, The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc documents, statements and policies, as well as products, programs, services and sites, and elsewhere, shall include this same aforementioned arrangement.

Overlapping Areas of Focus

As a core function of the arrangement, The Publiks Group conducts the administration, development and management of Publiks assets, products, services and present and future endeavors via four (4) overlapping areas or units of focus. Each of these are further described in the sections listed below:

Overlapping Mission

The Publiks Group is thus structured to carry out two overlapping purposes — first, to facilitate Publiks Inc in achieving its mission to enhance public awareness and knowledge about and foster global interrelationships among people, communities and societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe — and second, to ultimately assist The Ikoku Group in fulfilling its own mission to foster care and creativity, culture and communities, ethics and innovation in fields, issues and people of enduring concern to the Founder and Partners. As always, such work has as its overarching objective the improvement of lives and betterment of societies.

Governing Structure

Ownership

The Publiks Group is led and managed by the sole Founder and Owner of The Ikoku Group, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who serves as President, Chair and CEO. The following are further details concerning governance of the Division.

Sole Shareholder, Director, Authorizer

Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku is the sole interests-, share- and stockholder as well as the sole founder, director, manager, officer and owner of both The Ikoku Group (including this division, The Publiks Group) and Publiks Inc, and as such is the only person empowered to authorize either The Publiks Group or Publiks Inc to engage in or enter into any activity, operation, process or other use and any arrangement, contract or other relationship, including with respect to any Product or Service of Publiks, The Publiks Group or Publiks Inc.

Sole Manner of Authorization

The above authorization may proceed only via expressly written instrument signed and sealed of this Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. No other activity — including that conducted in or by The Publiks Group or Publiks Inc, or its Products, Services and Sites — may take the place of such authorization, nor may any other such activity be taken as authorization or indication of resources allocation of any kind, including any donor preference, authorized transfer of charitable or non-charitable assets or funds, or permission for any specific nonprofit activity on the part of The Ikoku Group, its President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or on the part of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation, or The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation.

Leadership and Management

Any further announcements and details of the leadership and management of The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc shall be provided here upon completion of searches and appointments by the Founder.

Partners and Partnerships

Any further announcements and details of partners within and partnerships with The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc shall be provided here upon completion of agreements and appointments by the Founder.

Core Purposes

Opening

The development of The Publiks Group and its parent company, The Ikoku Group, is guided by their sole Founder and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as a set of attendant mission-related core purposes derived from a history of company and division establishment further described below:

History and Impetus for Founding

During a period preceding and extending into the formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC, including The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, was subject to a set of consistent, extensive, pervasive, dehumanizing and subhumanizing practices — including but not limited to discrimination, harassment, stalking, and unconsented communication, experimentation, monitoring, and spying — that entailed profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity accorded and provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.

Harassment and Surveillance
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the public, vigilante and wanton harassment, spying, stalking, surveillance, and unconsented tracking of the Founder.
Unconsented Exhibition and Experimentation
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented exhibition of and experimentation upon the Founder.
Unconsented Care, Communication, Research, Training
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented yet supposed care, communication, education, research and training of, on and with the Founder.
Denial of Consent, Due Process and Liberty Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to consent, rights to due process, and rights to liberty.
Denial of Private Property and Private Work Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private property (real and intellectual), rights to private ownership, and rights to private, uncoerced and unindentured labor and work, including the discriminatory and false insistence that such property and work of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku and of The Ikoku Group and its series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates are public or communal, are public or communal property, are under public or communal control or supervision, and belong to the public or any collective.
Denial of Private Control Rights
Several of such practices further insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private control of property (real and intellectual), of labor and work, of development and employment of ideas, and of the results of the aforementioned, including the condoning of, planning for, and reliance on practices of counterfeiting, fraud, hacking, identity theft, piracy, and equivalently confusing and fraudulent activities. Such practices entailed falsely presenting to other persons alternative versions of The Ikoku Group including its series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates as entities administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise owned or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Owner and Founder of The Ikoku Group. Such practices also entailed falsely presenting alternative versions of the goods, products, services, sites, and other offerings of The Ikoku Group as entities administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise owned or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Owner and Founder of The Ikoku Group. And such practices also entailed falsely posing as though other persons, beyond Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, have or deserve control, decision-making, governance, policy-making, rules-making and any other administrative, management, operations, supervision or ownership powers or rights pertaining to The Ikoku Group, any of its goods, products, services, sites and other offerings, and any of its series, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates.
Denial of Confidentiality and Privacy Rights
Several of such practices consistently and pervasively insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to confidentiality and privacy, including but not limited to the practice of spying and unconsented monitoring, recording, and transmission.
Denial of Private Life
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human right to a private life, including to any private emotion, feeling, idea, moment, or thought.
Denial of Freedom of Thought
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human rights to freedom of thought, to privacy of thought, including to thinking without detection or recording, and to privacy of personal and private speech.
Denial of Autonomy, Dignity and Humanity
Several of such practices thus consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic rights to enjoy the degree, level, and quality of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and humanness provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discriminatory Dissemination and Withholding of Information
Several of such practices also consistently and pervasively insisted on the withholding of basic, fundamental and necessary information from the Founder regarding the above, and thus insisted on the denial of basic, fundamental and necessary understanding of one’s circumstances needed as a basis for consent, decision-making, and the subsequent seeking, obtaining, and provision of basic, civil, fundamental and human rights. Such withholding of information occurred and was consistently and pervasively sustained while providing other persons, including those in business, education, government, and the general public, an excess surfeit of information regarding the Founder and broad access to means of conducting profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity as described above.
Collusion, Targeting, Meaningfulness, Conditions
Several of the above practices also entailed collusive behavior with effects that include, but are not limited to, the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing targeting of the Founder and the Founders activities and movements, affairs and assets, companies and entities, plans, projects, properties and other aspects and pursuits of his life; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful consent or volition for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful confidentiality and meaningful expectation of confidentiality for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful privacy and meaningful expectation of privacy for the Founder; and the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing insistence that the aforementioned practices be the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life where they are not the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life for other entities and persons — including within equivalent departments, fields, industries, institutions, occupations, positions, and professions — as well as for citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discrimination Based on Difference
And several of such practices brought to the fore the place and function of human and perceived difference (including those pertaining to birth and citizenship, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sex) in the insistence on the above denials, sustained harassment, targeting, and ultimately discrimination as well as in their continuation via the imposition of ad-hoc, nontransparent, unconsented, uninformed and unregulated processes of voting on and competing, gaming, sporting, and toying with the Founder and with the Founder’s affairs, life, privacy, and property and via the assertion of scapegoating, targeting and vigilante collective action or will.

In response to the above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, established and shall further develop The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc, with the core, express and founding purpose to create, develop, and support communities, institutions, and societies where the above and related practices do not occur and to help other communities, institutions, and societies reduce the occurrence and prevalence of the above and related practices.

Such core, express and founding purpose shall also be in response to apparent, historical and sustained failures and limitations of established, present-day and prevailing civics, commerce, education, politics, public debate and religion to provide a meaningful moral and ethical basis for ensuring the care, equanimity, recognition, respect, sanctity, sovereignty and spiritual or theological wholeness of human beings in contemporary society. And thus The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc, shall also advance, develop, practice as well as teach and offer to others a contemporary humanism as defined and interpreted by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — namely, the moral ethics, principles, and tenets of humanity, humanness, human autonomy and dignity, human recognition and reciprocity, human equality in basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, and thus human equanimity and humane co-existence, each of which shall be grounded in the study of, inquiry into, revelation in, and elucidation from comparative human disciplines and societies, particularly comparative ecumenism, religion, spirituality and theology, the arts, the humanities, the human sciences, theory and the application of knowledge as practice in civics, culture, law, medicine, politics, and technology.

Attendant Core Purposes

As part of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, shall also further develop The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group, in view of the Founder’s birth into, formation within and further development of a multigenerational, longstanding family commitment to lifelong education and research; as well as in direct response to past, present-day and ongoing infringements of basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, including the disenfranchisement, forced migration, impoverishment, marginalization, stigmatization, underrepresentation, unethical care and research, and violations of due process, liberty and privacy rights, of varying peoples in Africa, its global diasporas, and culturally and structurally connected societies. The Ikoku Group shall thus have an attendant founding purpose to promote public awareness of, enhance public knowledge of and engage in commerce in and pertaining to Africa, its global diasporas, and its connected or shared societies, as well as foster global interrelationships between Africa and the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Oceania, and Europe.

Incompatibility with Founding

Notwithstanding any provisions of of the Codes and Policies of The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group, or any other applicable documents, guidelines, laws, policies, or equivalent legal instruments, no objectives of The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group, shall supersede or be of greater benefit, import, or priority than the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group as defined, described and delineated above. No activities, operations, or other processes of The Ikoku Group, including The Publiks Group, shall entail any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices. And any version of such practices — as well as any accruing of advantage, benefit, or information through such practices, and also any natural or legal persons assisting, employing, permitting, planning, or otherwise conducting or promoting such practices — are by definition incompatible with The Ikoku Group and The Publiks Group as well as their founding, development, administration, management, and operation; and upon the discovery of such practices, reporting to, remedies to, and subsequent remedying with the Founder as well as The Ikoku Group shall be conducted and sought immediately.

Examples of Incompatibility

For these reasons, no person or entity may become or remain qualified as board or committee member, director, trustee, officer, executive, manager or other leadership, staff or employee, advisor or consultant, provider of care, of education, of mentorship, or of training, affiliate, partner, representative, recipient of funds or resources, researcher or observer, sponsor, supervisor, volunteer, parental entity, voting or decision-making entity, member or stakeholder, or other agent of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group (including their divisions, series, subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners) if conducting or promoting any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors, or their equivalent, as well as if in intentional violation of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, or any of the ensuing codes, ethics, policies, protections, and rights provided for by The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group concerning confidentiality, consent, privacy, respect, and unconsented care, education, experimentation, monitoring, research, tracking, training, supervision, or surveillance. Due to this stipulation, under no circumstances shall the following persons — as well as any affiliates, associates, collaborators, employees, employers, executives, leaders, members, partners, representatives, staff, volunteers, third parties and other agents of said persons — qualify:

Example of Natural Person

Example of Natural Person — any natural person who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections, rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group; and who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Eleanor Marie Brown of Jamaica and the United States, Brown University, University of Oxford and Yale Law School.

Example of Legal Person

Example of Legal Personany legal person that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group; and that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Ikoku Group or The Publiks Group pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Leland Stanford Jr University, also known as Stanford University, of Palo Alto, California and The New York Times Company of New York, New York.

Example of Government Person

Example of Government Personas well as, additionally, for related ethics, governance, policies and protections reasons — any government or political person, including but not limited to any political party or organization, any government or public authority, entity, office, official or other agent, and any person who has held such authority, office, position or equivalent capacity, function or relationship within the preceding ten (10) years.

Concluding

And furthermore, by using or visiting, in any way, The Publiks Group, any area, part, section or properties of The Publiks Group, any area, part, section or properties of its divisions, series, subsidiaries or affiliates, as well as any of its Products or Services, including the Sites, you accept and agree to the statements, terms, conditions and requirements described above and on this section regarding the Founding and Governance of The Publiks Group and The Ikoku Group, and in the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

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Governing Documents

Provision

Provided below is a listing of — and where applicable, access to — documents pertaining to the founding and governance of The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc that are kept current in the Books and Records, including those of formation, licensing and governing codes and policies. All such documents are in the safekeeping of the Founder, President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who is the only person authorized to retain, amend, keep current and show originals and copies. Where appropriate, the public may be provided a link to access approved and downloadable copies of such documents.

Agreement of The Ikoku Group

2019 The Amended and Restated Series Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2019 The Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

Business Licensure

2020

  • Business License/Franchise Tax — The Ikoku Group — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Franchise Tax — Publiks Inc — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Tax — Publiks Inc — San Francisco, California (HTML and PDF)

2019

  • Business License/Franchise Tax — The Ikoku Group — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Franchise Tax — Publiks Inc — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Tax — Publiks Inc — San Francisco, California (HTML and PDF)

2018

  • Business License/Franchise Tax — Publiks Inc — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Tax — Publiks Inc — San Francisco, California (HTML and PDF)

2017

  • Business License/Franchise Tax — Publiks Inc — Delaware (HTML and PDF)
  • Business License/Tax — Publiks Inc — San Francisco, California (HTML and PDF)

ByLaws of Publiks Inc

2018 The Amended and Restated ByLaws of Publiks Inc (HTML and PDF)

2017 The ByLaws of Publiks Inc (HTML and PDF)

Certificate of Formation

2020 The Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2019 The Certificate of Formation of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2018 The Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation of Publiks Inc (HTML and PDF)

2017 The Certificate of Formation of Publiks Inc (HTML and PDF)

Codes and Policies

Codes and Policies (HTML and PDF)

Purpose, Form, Work

Ensuring the ongoing, perennial fulfillment of the founding mission and purposes thus entails a structuring of attention, efforts, resources and visions of impact  — for Publiks Inc, The Publiks Group, its work, and the communities the corporation and division serve — that is rooted in three core principles:

01.

Areas and Services Developed to Fulfill Entities Mission and Work

The Areas of Focus and Products and Services of Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are developed — and periodically evaluated — to best fulfill its overlapping mission and purposes, and to ensure specified and full attention to communities and issues of enduring concern and commitment to the Founder and partners.

02.

Governance and Structure Chosen for Entities Operations

The forms of governance and organizational structure for Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group have also been chosen and developed to best ensure efficacious operations in the design, development, execution and review of ideas, planning and solutions essential to carrying out the entities’ overlapping purposes.

03.

Founding Ethics, Agreement and Policies for Governance

And guiding the Corporation and Division through its work are its Articles of Formation and Incorporation, Founding Ethics, Founder’s Agreement, ByLaws, and Codes and Policies — which collectively provide standards for governance and for provision and use of products, programs, services and sites.

More About Us

The Publiks Group

Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group were formed by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to foster and improve public awareness, public knowledge, the public interest and local and global interrelationships concerning societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as private and independent company entities, Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as they are with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Overview

Nature, Scope, Means

Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group are governed by the Founder‘s Agreement, Founding Ethics, ByLaws and a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the governance communities standards documents.

— Policies

Agreement, ByLaws, Terms

Publiks Inc and The Publiks Group provide updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its development, operations, work and resulting communities. Also provided are alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up and stay informed.

— Communications

Press, Newsletters, Reports

Those interested may contact The Publiks Group and Publiks Inc for positions and openings in management, employee and contributing staff, and collaborations and partnerships. A career doing work here will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at Ikoku & Publiks

Boards, Jobs, Contributions