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Atlas is the global progressive social & political movement uniting people for a free and equitable future. 

Founded in July 2021 by Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador, Atlas counts over 20,000 supporters in more than 130 countries.

Atlas is the global progressive social & political movement uniting people for a free and equitable future.

🌏 Global, because the founding belief of Atlas is that our future is global and cannot be tackled by working alone, and hence we must unite to seize opportunities and tackle challenges.

⚡️Progressive, because Atlas is committed to seek constant progress, expand freedom and rights, ensure that historical wrongs are made right and that individuals can express their full potential regardless of their background or social upbringing.

🎯 Social and political, because Atlas strives to impact change at the grassroots level, from outside and inside the halls of power. 

Our Story | Context 

Atlas is working toward a free and equitable future for this planet. It strives to reach a bold new frontier for humankind, by creating a new harmonious society where differences make us stronger, instead of dividing us.

Read our Manifesto for a Free and Equitable Future

Altas is anchored and driven by the defense and promotion of the following five cardinal values:

🗳️ Democracy,

🌈 Human Rights & Freedoms (including LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights etc),

⚙️ Free, Fair & Sustainable Economy,

🤝 Solidarity, and

🌱 Ecologism.

Community building 🏘️ | Atlas is building a global community of doers that lives by our values, pushes through activism and electoral campaigns and proves that working as One to solve world issues is not only possible but the way forward.

Activism campaigns | Atlas is pushing activism campaigns to achieve change, through advocacy campaigns (by pressuring decision-makers via grassroots mobilization) and “proof of concepts” campaigns (aka. walking the talk).

Electoral races 🏃🏾‍♀️| Atlas is working to get people in power to create the change we want. Depending on the setting (case by case), Atlas files candidates in other movements/parties lists, builds coalitions with other movements/parties, or runs as a movement

Atlas does the work that cannot possibly be done today: it joins forces across borders, political lines, and issues to bring about simultaneous and radical change. As the movement present everywhere in the world, it leverages people-power and innovative campaigns to challenge the status quo across the globe.

 

1️⃣ Because we cannot continue to accept a society in which where you grew up, how you look, or your socio-economic background determines your future. Differences should make us stronger 🦁 instead of dividing us.

2️⃣ Because the future is global: climate change, pandemics, authoritarianism, space exploration 🛰️, artificial intelligence - no way our countries can deal with this alone. We need to unite fast.

3️⃣ Because this is the right time: after a storm, sunshine breaks through 🌤️. Let’s challenge the status quo on the streets and in the halls of power, everywhere.

 

Atlas, through its previous work as NOW! and Forward (see our story) already had many successes. It for example: 

🚀 Launched 5 activism campaigns on topics such as democracy, vaccines, women’s rights, and climate. Had a success: the director of WHO promised to push our vaccines campaign,

🚀 Run a political campaign challenging the U.N. Secretary-General Selection process and elected a former head of state as a candidate, which was discussed at the U.N. General Assembly,

🚀 Reached more than 4 million people on social media & recruited +20,000 supporters,

🚀 Organized hundreds of events, protests & actions across the world,

🚀 Built a coalition of leading politicians from 4 continents, and involved leading influencers including Joshua Wong, Vanessa Nakate, the EU Commissioner for Environment, and the Chief Scientist of the WHO, and

🚀 Appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, BBC, Vice, The Economist, Al Jazeera, The Independent, Euronews, Hong Kong Free Press, tv stations and gave a TED talk, which supported the further growth of the movement.

Leadership Council

Linda Messmer | Editorial & USA Teams Leader
Linda Messmer | Editorial & USA Teams Leader
Jamal Andrew | Social Media & Netherlands Teams Leader
Jamal Andrew | Social Media & Netherlands Teams Leader
Aurora Pinelli  | Community Team Leader
Aurora Pinelli | Community Team Leader
Jonathan Tanguay | Fundraising & Canada Teams Leader
Jonathan Tanguay | Fundraising & Canada Teams Leader
Fatima Huskic | Media Relations Team Leader
Fatima Huskic | Media Relations Team Leader
Jonatas Passarelli | Brazil Team Leader
Jonatas Passarelli | Brazil Team Leader
Muskaan Goyal  | India Team Leader
Muskaan Goyal | India Team Leader
Robin Bartmann | Policy Team Leader
Robin Bartmann | Policy Team Leader
Ina	Köller  | Tech & Denmark Teams Leader
Ina Köller | Tech & Denmark Teams Leader
Gianluca Boccato  | Italy Team Leader
Gianluca Boccato | Italy Team Leader
Naima Mohamed | Kenya Team Leader
Naima Mohamed | Kenya Team Leader
Francesco Zatelli | Community & Netherlands Teams Leader
Francesco Zatelli | Community & Netherlands Teams Leader
Belen Estrella | Media Relations & Ecuador Teams Leader
Belen Estrella | Media Relations & Ecuador Teams Leader
Bharat Saini | India Team Leader
Bharat Saini | India Team Leader
Sara Zingaretti | Italy Team Leader
Sara Zingaretti | Italy Team Leader
Santiago Ardisson | Election Strategy & Argentina Teams Leader
Santiago Ardisson | Election Strategy & Argentina Teams Leader
Dhoha Ayed | Tunisia Team Leader
Dhoha Ayed | Tunisia Team Leader
Simon Pastor | Tech & Data Team Leader
Simon Pastor | Tech & Data Team Leader
Daniela Schneevogt | Translations Team Leader
Daniela Schneevogt | Translations Team Leader
Clive Donnley | Kenya Team Leader
Clive Donnley | Kenya Team Leader
Vera Horton | Belarus Team Leader
Vera Horton | Belarus Team Leader
Jesse Colzani | Legal Team Leader
Jesse Colzani | Legal Team Leader
Sam | USA Team Leader
Sam | USA Team Leader
Filipe Macedo | Branding & Marketing Team Leader
Filipe Macedo | Branding & Marketing Team Leader
John | Hong Kong Team Leader
John | Hong Kong Team Leader
Kyle Flanders | USA Team leader
Kyle Flanders | USA Team leader
Niklas Borg | Denmark Team Leader
Niklas Borg | Denmark Team Leader
Juan Maldonado | Spain Team Leader
Juan Maldonado | Spain Team Leader

Team

Andrea Venzon | Co-founder
Andrea Venzon | Co-founder
Colombe Cahen-Salvador | Co-founder
Colombe Cahen-Salvador | Co-founder
Zoe Leung | Campaigner
Zoe Leung | Campaigner