Phil Coates has penned a new article at the Atlasphere titled “Using the Atlas movie to meet people,” with practical suggestions about how to leverage the movie for social and community-building purposes.
If the Atlas Shrugged movie comes to your area, it could provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and build community with people who share your values.
A recent example shows how enormously successful we can be, using events to meet people and build a sense of community: The Tea Party movement got an enormous boost by having a march-on-Washington type rally in the nation’s capital, followed by many other local rallies, opposing the massive growth of big government.
Tens of thousands of people came together who never would have met and might have been alone in their little towns. They met others. They started local clubs and movements, and I’m sure some romances blossomed and friendships were started.
By the time election day came, these little grass roots groups had helped massively alter the political balance of power in America. Today they are nationally influential and effective.
Most of us who love Ayn Rand feel at least somewhat isolated. Only a tiny fraction of the population are very interested. When the numbers are so thin, it can be hard to find people who share our values. Yes, you can do some things over the internet, but nothing beats face-to-face contact.
See his full article for much more, including his concrete suggestions for reaching out to other movie-goers.