Disclaimer: While we encourage Objectivist community groups, they are not affiliated with the Center. The appearance on this list of a community group does not imply ARC’s endorsement.
Would you like to study Ayn Rand’s ideas, engage in activism or just socialize with like- minded people? Find out if there is an Objectivist community group in your area-or start one yourself.
What Do Community Groups Do?
A community group’s activities vary depending on its members’ interests and time. Successful groups usually engage in one or more of the following activities: study, activism and socializing.
Study groups focus on increasing their members’ understanding of Objectivism. They generally meet to discuss a topic, essay or lecture on some aspect of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Some groups undertake a systematic study of Leonard Peikoff’s book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Activist groups focus on promoting rational ideas to the general public. Activities may include bringing Objectivist speakers to their community or engaging in letter-writing campaigns to their local newspaper. Groups interested in activism should visit our activism page.
Some groups simply want to give members a chance to meet other people interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy. They often meet for regular meals, or engage in group activities such as hiking or visiting museums.
In general, it is recommended that community groups watch the three-part lecture series Cultural Movements - Creating Change that Dr. Yaron Brook and Dr. Onkar Ghate presented at the 2008 Objectivist summer conference.
Ayn Rand Center Support
While Objectivist community groups exist independently of ARC, we do offer occasional support for groups that support the Center and its efforts to bring about a rational culture. For example, ARC can sometimes provide groups with materials or help arrange for speakers.
The Ayn Rand Institute eStore is a good
resource for learning more about Objectivism.
All of our websites are also at your disposal. In particular, see our Tea Party page that allows you to download and print materials to be distributed at Tea Parties. For resources on Healthcare, visit our Health Care page.
Note: we do not give out anyone’s contact information without his or her permission.
If you would like your community group to be listed on our Web site, please contact email@example.com and include your club name, location, and contact person or persons’ e-mail address. We’ll get back to you with more information, including whether we can list your club.