What pain we have witnessed this week. What crushing and devastating injustice. We are seeing violence against Black communities increasingly revealed, but it is not new. It is the natural order of a system designed by white supremacy.
We are an organization of queer people who are devastated and in grief over the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando. This was an attack on queerness, on queer and trans people of color specifically. Our rage is a queer rage. Our love for our community, for the victims and survivors of this tragedy, is a queer love.
Attention student groups! Get in touch if you're interested in bringing AORTA to your campus. We do a wide range of trainings tailored to the groups we work with - check out this info sheet for more details!
Announcement! AORTA is going into light-hibernation for the months of November and December 2014 for reasons of health, new babies, and educational pursuits! Our worker owners in the Bay Area, Austin, and New York will be taking a breather, while Philadelphia will be going strong.
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.