The second component of the Atlas Advocates program is a monthly book club discussion hosted on our interactive conversation platform, JUNTO. On the final Monday of each month (5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET) we invite students to discuss the month’s selected book relative to the ideas and philosophy of Ayn Rand, and written by leaders of business, politics, and economics from an objectivist and/or individualist perspective. We frequently invite the authors themselves, and recent guest authors have included Jeffrey Tucker, Anne Heller, Jason Hill, Ph.D, Atlas Society founder, David Kelley Ph.D, Richard Salsman Ph.D, Stephen Hicks Ph.D, and Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman.
We ask students to try and read the selected book ahead of time in order to contribute to an informed discussion and out of respect to the authors who’ve generously donated their time to the Book Club. In order to make it easier for students to finish each book, we will publish titles well in advance. We do understand however, that with busy school schedules, it may be difficult to finish the entire book in time for each discussion. As a supplement in these cases, we will provide executive summaries and discussion questions a week in advance of each meeting. Our hope is to build a community of students committed to critical thinking and a deeper understanding of contemporary issues, the philosophy of objectivism, individualism, economics, business, and politics!
Social Club/ Trivia Nights: Social and Trivia nights provide a more relaxed and open atmosphere for students and young professionals seeking a space to discuss ideas and make friends with like-minded individuals. First, we begin with introductions, next we discuss a current event and relate it to Ayn Rand and Objectivism, then, we either play trivia or take a deeper dive into the philosophical side of the topics for discussion.
Career & Networking: The Career & Networking component of Atlas Advocates launches in April 2021. Students and Young Professionals will come together via Zoom every other month to acquire resume tips, job application knowledge, career advice, and an opportunity to network. The speakers at Career Night will vary from month to month, however, our target speakers will be individuals who work in the Liberty Movement.
The reading advocacy component is for those who are looking for an even more active role in the organization. The mission of The Atlas Society is to introduce Ayn Rand’s philosophy to as many young minds as possible. YOU have the opportunity to support this mission by placing ANTHEM: The Graphic Novel and RED PAWN: The Graphic Novel into schools, local libraries, food banks and Free Little Libraries. Tell us the number of copies of each that you would like and we will mail them to you. Then, once received, snap a selfie like Kayla did in the photo below and we will feature you on our website and or social media!
Social Media: The Atlas Society as an organization is extremely active on social media. However, private groups exclusive to Atlas Advocates and the Student Program have now been launched to foster a space for our Advocates to communicate and mingle in-between meetings and events. Atlas Advocates can be found on: Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin. Join these groups for the latest news and to browse and share our engaging content.
We would love for YOU to work with us in terms of content creation! If you would like to take questions from fellow students on Instagram Live or share ideas for memes, email Emily for a chance to be featured!
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