Statement of Co-op Identity: The Rochdale Principles. Adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995.
This is a PowerPoint presentation from a workshop presented at NASCO Institute 2010 by Kim Penna from College Houses and Erin Hancock of the Canadian Cooperative Association.
A checklist of privileges that apply to heterosexual people.
A checklist of privileges that apply to men.
A checklist of privileges that apply to men and women who conform to cultural gender norms.
A handout on ways for straight people to counteract heterosexism and heterocentrism (oppression of people based on sexual orientation).
This handout was contributed by Laird Shaub for a workshop titled "But Seriously Folks...A Close Look at the Two-edged Sword of Humor in Meetings; How to Encourage the Good Kind, and Put a Lid on the Bad" at NASCO's 2008 Cooperative Education and Training Institute.
Tips for having the hard conversations in your group, developed at the 2007 Anti-Oppression Action Camp
You can use this tool creatively, adapting the intensity of the 4 basic principles to different situations, depending on the level of risk being taken in each setting. Some components of these tools may be inappropriate for some settings, and invaluable in others. The more personal risk involved, the more carefully you want to frame the space at the outset, because a secure anchor is the only thing that will enable a process to fly to the heights of its potential.
These guidelines were created by 2007 Action Camp participants and are very adaptable for your co-op meetings.