AROMA (Activists Recruiting, Organizing, and Mentoring in Atlanta) is an organization that aims to systematically recruit, cultivate, and embolden new activists for social justice movements and organizations in metro-Atlanta. We want to intentionally find and nurture new leaders, as well as support existing leaders, build intentional community, and foster solidarity between existing groups.
AROMA seeks to accomplish this mission by:
- Maintaining a guide and directory of social justice groups and organizations in metro-Atlanta;
- Inviting teachers, counselors, pastors, faith leaders, and other community leaders to share our information with their networks;
- Supporting and encouraging people new to the movement;
- Offering “entry point” events, such as monthly activist meet-and-greets, as a tailored way for interested people to get their social justice feet wet; and
- Providing or facilitating training for people to learn and develop necessary organizing skills and analysis for popular movements, so everyone can be a leader.