Radical Resources


We love AORTA! Check them out! Better yet, hire them for consulting or workshops in your community!

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. We base our work on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.

Helpful Readings from AORTA:

*For your perusal and printing, remember to get AORTA’s consent before distributing*

Resource zine

On facilitating meetings

On combating cultural appropriation

On recognizing oppression (good beginner’s guide!)

How oppressive practices can manifest on our communities


2006 UC Davis Reorientation Guide

A guide to what it’s REALLY like to experience UC Davis.


Mental Health

Check out the Icarus Project

On anti-oppressive psychology


Zine Distros

Get yourself some free learnin’!

Sprout Distro



The Sins Invalid Project

The Development Without Displacement Report, on resisting gentrification by Causa Justa in the Bay Area

This American Life: House Rules. 11/22/2013. Great show on racial discrimination in housing in the US, historical and today

Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard. Book that dispels the myths that co-op history is white dominated, or that People of Color have not been participating in co-ops.

On sobriety as accessibility, particular to queer/non-normative spaces


Substance use

Essays by Clementine Morgan: “Community, Accessibility, and Sober Spaces” & “Drinking The Glue That Holds Us Together”

A review for the zine “Filling the Void: Interviews about Quitting Drinking and Using.” This zine is available for loan through the SCHA Staff, or can be purchased here for $4.50.

And here’s a Tumblr page on the theme of Queer Sobriety Support

On intoxication culture and sobriety as an accessibility issue, especially in queer spaces


Conflict Resolution

NASCO Conflict Resolution Video

Conflict Resolution Skill Development


Additional Social Justice Resources

Infiltration: How the Values of Oppressive Systems Tend to Arise in Co-ops (And What we Can Do About It)

White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun

Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility Is Racial Violence by Amelia Shroyer

28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviors by Debra Leigh

Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How by Sian Ferguson

Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable by Editors of Black Girl Dangerous

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