It’s soooo good to see a dream becoming a reality.
This is how we felt last weekend when our flagship community event, Unity Day, reached three continents! And this is just a small step in the right direction: we have a big announcement on September 15th. Read more below 😏
UNITY DAY HAPPENED 7,771KM APART 🇮🇳🇮🇹🇰🇪🇵🇹
On September 2nd, our teams organized Unity Day in the streets of New Delhi, Lisbon, Florence, and Nairobi, as well as a global online event. This month, we discussed the need to democratize wealth: wealth must benefit the many in society. We emphasized that multinationals must pay their fair share. There is no possible justification for some of the richest companies in the world to dodge their fiscal responsibility and for other smaller companies to continue to do what’s right. More than $500 billion is lost every year in cross-border tax avoidance. And we can solve this together while directly benefiting our communities.
As Tommaso Faccio (Head of Secretariat of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation) said during our online event: “A different world is possible: there was a time when the corporate tax rate was 40%, and now it’s around 20%. It does not have to be this way.”
The next Unity Day will be held on October 7th, and we want to reach more people and more locations. If you are interested in hosting one event, please reach out!
SEPTEMBER 15th ANNOUNCEMENT 💣
After three years of grassroots activism and campaigning, on September 15th, the International Day of Democracy, Atlas will venture into a new, unknown space 🔥. We will pioneer a new way to Unite humanity across the planet and within each community. We will share all the details on the announcement day, but if you like the values we promote, rest assured you will not be disappointed. The task we have set upon ourselves is monumental: no one has ever tried to do what we are about to begin.
That is why we need looooots of support to make them happen, so please volunteer with our teams if you can. We have open needs in communication, legal, policy, tech, strategy, and community roles:
In the name of secularism, France recently moved to ban abayas - a typical dress often worn in Muslim countries - from school. Consequently, schools are excluding girls from having access to education. Previously, France barred girls from wearing crop tops in schools, while ironically, boys can still wear them.
Obviously, institutions should protect women - or else - from being forced to wear anything in the name of religion, and plenty of laws are already in place for this purpose in France and elsewhere. But let’s not confuse the issue: no government can impose standards on how women should dress or undress in their daily lives. Sexist, racist, and Islamophobic standards must be dismantled if we want societies to be United in diversity instead of segregated and uniform.
🎥 Check out Colombe’s video on this issue, and let us know what you think!