Examples of different types of oppression existing in society at the Individual, Cultural, and Institutional levels.
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Many co-ops don't think much about Fair Housing laws. After all, we all care deeply about social justice, and want to use our coops as a model for a better way to live, and most of us would never dream of committing housing discrimination.
'Fist to Five' is a tool for gauging support for a proposal or idea in groups that engage in consensus-based decision making. This document describes the 'Fist to Five' process in detail. For more information, see: 'Fist to Five' Activity.
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This handout is useful for members of cooperative & non-profit boards of directors and includes: Co-op Board Member Job Description; Roles & Responsibilities; Legal Responsibilities of the Board of Directors; Proposal Writing; and Communication Basics.
- Bloomington Cooperative Living (Indiana, 2011)
- CHÜVA - Cooperative Housing at the University of Virginia (Virginia, 2005)
- Cooperative Roots (California, 2006)
- Kalamazoo Collective Housing (
This table outlines eight types of oppression: Racism/White Supremacy, Sexism, Gender Oppression, Anti-Semitism, Religious Oppression, Heterosexism/Heterocentrism, Classism, Ableism, and Ageism.
It serves as a useful introduction to the forms that oppression takes in the U.S.