AORTA in Oakland Local article on Oakland's solidarity economy

Check out this article featuring AORTA and many of our worker co-op friends!

“We just wouldn’t exist if co-ops didn’t support each other,” said Kiran. This is at the core of what it means to be part of the solidarity economy. Coops support each other, because doing so is an extension of the values that brought them together in the first place, and because it strengthens the network that supports them.

Worker Co-ops Work Well panel at the Allied Media Conference

AORTA facilitated and was involved in several sessions at the Allied Media Conference this year, including Future Tripping: Organizational Visioning, Speculative Cities, Transformative Justice: Love Questions, Activist Editing for Movement Publishing, and Worker-Co-ops Work Well. Check out this delightful visual overview of the latter!

 

New Zine! and Spring 2014 updates

NEW ZINE!

Check it out here! Highlights include: What is facilitation, anyway?, Fighting the systems, Tactics for interrupting and change-making, Deconstructing abelism

NEW WORKSHOP!

Raising Awareness About Gender Violence, article by The Pheonix

Originally published as Clothesline Project raises awareness about gender violence, but has its share of critics

10 April 2014

By Sara Coe-Odess

With spring slowly approaching, many students were excited finally to see the white adirondack chairs on Parrish Beach. But from March 31 to April 4, the colorful t-shirts of the Clothesline Project were the Beach’s main attraction.

Updates, All-New Workshops to Come!

We've been up to SO MUCH!

Esteban recently did workshops on Institutionalized Patriarchy at Swarthmore College and Anti-Oppressive Facillitation at Simmons College. Just last week he moderated a conversation on Economic Cooperation in African American Communities, bringing together an incredible panel of organizers and beyond.

Resources on Love

This week, AORTA is sending out LOTS and LOTS of LOVE to you.
We celebrate and honor the caring relationships that support and feed us; giving thanks to our friendships, diverse families, and communities.

Here are some resources for thinking about love:

Recent News - it's wintertime!

We just got home from a wonderful retreat in New Orleans. We revised our points of unity (to be posted soon!), discussed supporting youth leadership on the Left, biked around the French Corner and had a rad potluck with local organizers and activists!

Jenna hosted an anti-oppression fundamentals workshop for Philadelphia Food Coop Mariposa and 25 people attended! We love the workshops that support existing work and help people strengthen movements for justice.

Our 2013 Recap and Shout Out!

aorta updates.
January 2014

Dear friends, allies, and comrades,
We hope you're staying warm and off to a fresh start in the new year!

As we ease into 2014, we owe it to ourselves to look back on the past year and celebrate our accomplishments. We encourage you reflect on your own accomplishments -- it feels really good!

On Facilitation, review at info-mational

originally published at info-mational

16 December 2013

by Char Booth

Review of Lydia Pelot-Hobbs' Work

Mapping Water's Role in New Orleans, the 'Unfathomable City'

Review published by Next City, 11/15/1013, 11:50 AM

By Sarah Goodyear