2013 A.O.R.T.A. NORTHWEST TOUR
Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance
FOR THE LONG HAUL:
MOVING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Workshop description, how to sponsor, access information,
& more details below.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013, 1:00PM – 6:00PM
@ BETHANY CHURCH CAMPUS
(6230 Beacon Avenue, Seattle, WA 98108)
$100.00 TO $15.00. No one turned away!
* Light refreshments provided. Please feel free to bring own *
Space is limited! Please register by Wed, April 10th http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RQ8TGH2
For more information about workshop:
kiran(at)aortacollective(dot)org or jenna(at)aortacollective(dot)org
For more information about donations & community sponsoring:
Uzuri (dot) consulting (dot) productions (at) gmail (dot) com
UZURI CONSULTING & PRODUCTIONS
along with community sponsors
Dear community and potential collaborators/sponsors:
I am pleased to announce that A.O.R.T.A. (Anti-Oppression Resource Training Alliance) will be coming to Seattle, WA for their 2013 Northwest Tour. Please see details below about organization and facilitators.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 2013 A.O.R.T.A. NORTHWEST TOUR
TELL YOUR COMMUNITIES IN OTHER CITIES THAT AORTA IS COMING TO THEIR TOWN!
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3/31: PDX // DISMANTLING ABLEISM // 2-5PM
4/6: Olympia // ANTI-RACISM FOR ORGANIZERS // 2:30-6PM
4/8: Vancouver, B.C. // QUEER LIBERATION AND COLLECTIVE LIBERATION // 6-9PM
4/11: Bellingham, WA // ANTI-RACISM FOR ORGANIZERS // 6-9PM
4/13: Seattle // CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE LONG HAUL: MOVING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING // 1-6PM
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE LONG HAUL: MOVING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
How do we sustain our vision for change? How do we assess what needs to happen next when there is so much to get done? How do we stay strong, build power, and maintain effective sustainability as organizers, organizations, and communities? In this participatory workshop we will break down the elements of transformative organizing — concepts, structures and tools to move through internalized oppression and interpersonal conflict to unify individuals and communities that are at the center of multiple intersecting systems of oppression and set us up to thrive. Come with questions and ideas and leave with new strategies!
This space is wheelchair accessible.
In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space. For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html
Sliding scale $100-$15, no one turned away.
If you have access to wealth or regular income, paying at the higher ends of the scale helps us to be able to continue to offer workshops that are accessible to poor and working class folks, who need to utilize the lower ends of the scale.
AORTA is a collective of educators 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.
ABOUT THE TRAINERS
kiran nigam, based in Oakland, CA, is an educator, facilitator, and artist with roots in California, Michigan, Iowa and Uttar Pradesh. After living in the Berkeley Student Co-ops, kiran worked as the Director of Education and Training for NASCO, where she facilitated workshops for housing cooperatives across the US and Canada. Kiran spent three years teaching at a democratically run school, and has served on the Boards of NASCO and the US Solidarity Economy Network.
Passionate about building healthy and sustainable organizations, kiran loves facilitating organizational retreats, strategic planning sessions and longer camps and trainings that allow for deeper growth, strategizing, and skills development.
Kiran was a core organizer of the 2010 US Social Forum as co-chair of the national Program and Culture Working Group. Kiran has also organized cooperative educational conferences, including the National Worker Cooperative Conference and NASCO’s Cooperative Education and Training Institute and Anti-Oppression Action Camp.
Kiran has presented at many conferences, events and campuses, including the University of British Columbia, Evergreen College, the Rouge Forum, and the Philly Stands Up Transformative Justice and Sexual Assault Action Camp.
You can contact kiran at: kiran(at)aortacollective(dot)org
Jenna Peters-Golden is an organizer, trainer, anti-Zionist Jewish rabble-rouser and artist with an inexhaustible amount of energy for exploring, taking things apart, and putting them back together. Firmly planted in West Philadelphia, Jenna was raised in southeastern Michigan.
She has organized regionally and nationally with the new Students for a Democratic Society, the Rainforest Action Network and Student Environmental Action Coalition around PowerShift. She has been inspired by working with organizations like Casino Free Philadelphia and the Ruckus Society, and is a member of the political study group Marginal Notes. Jenna is also a core member of Philly Stands Up, a transformative justice collective.
In 2010, Jenna was a recipient of the Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change grant.
Jenna also served as a track coordinator for the Growing Safer Communities Track at the 2011 Allied Media Conference. Jenna has presented at events such as the U.S. Social Forum 2010, NASCO Institute, Communities United Against Violence’s Safety Fest 2011, and the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy 2011.
You can contact Jenna at: jenna(at)aortacollective(dot)org