Happy summer from AORTA!

Our spring/summer newsletter is out - check it out here!

AORTA is hiring new worker-owners!

Please read the job description below, and the candidate criteria here.

Information about AORTA.

AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. We work as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community based projects through education, training, and planning.  

Check out our first quarterly newsletter!

Hello friends! We are back from our midwinter hibernation and better than ever. We just released our first quarterly newsletter - check it out HERE.

AORTA in light hibernation mode Nov-Dec 2014

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.

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: