Radical Resources

Anti-oppression

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  

Accessibility

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 Coordinator, 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

List of Conflict Mediators within SCHA NASCO Conflict Resolution Video Conflict Resolution Skill Development SCHA Conflict Resolution Assessment Survey  

Additional Social Justice Resources

The Problem with Privilege by Andrea Smith 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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