We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website Atlasdiy.org! Our idea for the site
was to compile all of the resources we have on our various social media channels into one spot, where they would be accessible for everyone who can find use for them, as well as providing a place to announce future events and
bring together all of our media content! Here are some of the key features of the site:
The home page will provide links to our different social media outlets (including this blog), as well as a twitter feed, comments section, and links to latest articles on our blog. The website is flash-based because we wanted to design it to be very natural to go from topic to topic. If you click links within the website, you will be redirected within the same webpage (you will see this when you try it out)!
At the bottom of the webpage, you may notice a feature that allows you to register your email address to receive our newsletter! We are very excited about this feature – it will provide all the new posts on our own site as well as links to other interesting sources, events that are coming up, and Atlas-related content. We strongly encourage you to sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don´t miss any of the exciting updates we have in the works for 2013.
The resources section includes a list of scholarships available for undocumented youth, links to helpful sources, a list of healthcare locations and other relevant information you may need. Included in this section are all the videos we release on our channel that relate to Deferred Action – such as help with the paperwork, some of the frequently asked questions we receive, and our interviews with #Daca and immigration experts.
We wanted this website to be very interactive; we want our readers and allies to have a place that not only compiles immigration related resources for them, but allows them to join the conversation themselves and post relevant resources, plug their own immigration related blogs, and tell their stories. We strongly believe that the way to achieve results in immigration reform is to build an immigrant community in which the members are able to talk freely to one another about their needs and wants.
Treat this section as a forum on immigration: feel free to post your own immigrant stories, as well as other inspiring stories and resources or news that you may want to share. You may post anonymously but we encourage you all to sign into the forum with your email address/username. These posts will be monitored and any inappropriate content will be removed.
Our inspiration for this section was to allow Atlas members and allies to speak to one another naturally. This section is currently development but you are welcome to (and we encourage you to) try it out and speak with whoever is online at the moment. You can log into this section as a guest or as through your twitter or Facebook. This chat will be closely monitored and abusers will be banned from using it.
This is the place to go to get in touch with us. There is an email form, as well as links to our social media accounts and our EventBrite account, through which we will be announcing upcoming events. Check this section often for events in the New York area!