2021 Atma Newsletter Series – May

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Discover, Connect, and Increase Your Impact 

What can we learn from the brilliance of local  changemakers and thought-leaders?

We are constantly inspired by the community members in the field leading local grassroots movements. Our blog and social media channels highlight these stories and distill these learnings so these solutions can grow through changemakers like you around the world.

We are grateful to have you on this journey as we learn together, measure impact, and spread these ground up solutions globally!

Increase Your Impact

Our blog can help you increase your own impact with relevant tips, inspirational stories, interviews with impact leaders, and more. Recent blogs include:

Building Resilient Communities By Celebrating A Powerful History

“Looking back at history in Puerto Rico helps us see that we have always been powerful. Right now with the many challenges we are facing in Puerto Rico, people here feel powerless in their ability to participate in decision-making and governance. I believe it is because we don’t know our history, and we have forgotten how powerful we are. With these heritage tours that we are doing on AtmaGo, we are highlighting the history of the communities that surround the castles, so people know their own history and the power that they have.” – Erika Marrero, Puerto Rico Program Associate, Atma Connect

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5 Questions with Atma Connect’s Field Director – Alfan

Meet Alfan, Atma Connect’s Field Director! Working on the ground in Indonesia, Alfan brings Atma’s products and programs to local communities to give them the power and support to better their lives. “Digital platforms like AtmaGo are able to reach a large audience and achieve positive impact effectively,” says Alfan. “I am proud of Atma Connect for consistently moving towards community empowerment through information technology by taking a direct approach to grassroots movements.”

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Citizen Journalism is Increasing Food Security and Countering Misinformation in Puerto Rico

Image Source: “Ciencia Pa ‘La Gente”. Radioteca.net. https://radioteca.net/audioseries/ciencia-pa-la-gente/

Puerto Rico was vulnerable to food insecurity prior to COVID-19 and the pandemic has only exacerbated those concerns. Erika Marrero, Puerto Rico Program Associate for Atma Connect recently presented an AtmaGo Journalism Workshop to a group of women in agricultural sciences, “Women in Ag Science” (WAGS). “I think we would have a better informed population if more people mastered the skill of citizen journalism,” explains Noelymar González, co-founder of Women in Ag Science and a soil science doctoral student at UC Davis.

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Let’s Stay CONNECTed

On social media, we join global conversations on important topics, connect with leaders in the impact space, and share short pieces of useful content and inspiring stories. We invite you to join us!

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