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.
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.
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.
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.
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.