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


We are so excited to be doing our 5th tour of the Pacific Northwest in October 1st-30th! We're visiting Portland, Olympia, Belingham, Seattle, and Vancouver & Victoria, BC. We look forward to seeing what transformations are afoot with projects we've worked with before AND are so excited to meet new communities, comrades, and organizations.


The summer conference season is coming to an end and AORTA is wrapping up and bringing closure to all the incredible work done throughout the last few months. We played major roles MC-ing and facilitating at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, ReRoute Conference in Manhatten, and the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) in Philadelphia!

AORTA at Allied Media Conference

Pacific Northwest: Now booking for tour Mar 27-Apr 14!

Dear beloveds in the Pacific Northwest! We are pleased to announce that kiran and Jenna will be returning your way for a Spring tour. We are now booking workshops, consulting, facilitation, and mediation for Olympia, Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver, and anywhere (easily) in between! Please get in touch if you'd like to coordinate a public workshop in your town, or bring us in to work with your organization, collective, or co-op. And keep your eyes on our calendar, where we'll be posting public workshops as they confirm! Tour dates: March 27-April 14th. See you soon!

AORTA member Jenna speaks out about recent FBI raids in Pacific NW

AORTA member Jenna Peters-Golden is featured alongside Noam Chomsky and Michael Parenti, speaking on the recent FBI raids in the Pacific Northwest.

Says Jenna: "The recent FBI raids in the Pacific Northwest are thinly veiled tactics to enact state repression on left and radical thinkers and do-ers. These clear violations of civil rights follow in a long tradition of the state using fear and brute threats to keep us too afraid to vision, to dream, and to resist..."