Pregnancy, Childbirth & Reproductive Health
- The Brooklyn Birthing Center
The BBC is a freestanding birth center in Brooklyn staffed by midwives, providing prenatal, birth, postnatal and well woman services.
- Choices in Childbirth
CIC is a not for profit organization advocating for improved maternity care and healthy births through education, city-based healthy birth guides, and legislative advocacy.
- The Fertility Awareness Center
Ilene Richman provides workshops and private consultations on the Fertility Awareness Method, a practice of daily charting for reproductive health, birth control, or pregnancy achievement.
- The Garden of Fertility
The website of Katie Singer, author of The Garden of Fertility and other excellent books on the Fertility Awareness Method. This site is full of resources, book lists, and FAQs about Fertility Awareness.
- The Pill: Are You Sure It's For You?
An excellent book exploring the physical and psychological repercussions of taking the pill - from side effects, like weight gain and depression to cancer, to effective alternative methods of contraception.
Health & Well-being
- Casa Atabex Ache: House of Womyn's Power
Casa supports collective transformation and social change by providing holistic and alternative healing techniques for the self-empowerment of womyn of color worldwide to reclaim the power of their minds, bodies and spirits, and as a consequence their rights.
- Harm Reduction Coalition
A national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.
- The Icarus Project
Icarus Project envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of 'mental illness' rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.
- Kindred - Southern Healing Justice Collective Kindred's mission is to honor and resource healing traditions as tools for liberation and individual / collective transformation within our southern movements.
- The Red Tent Women's Project
The Red Tent Women’s Project is a diverse and dynamic community of women who are catalysts for social change. By creating safe and empowered spaces they facilitate community building, information and resource exchange, and personal growth for women and girls.
- Rock Dove Collective
The Rock Dove Collective is a radical community health exchange working to address the need for accessible and anti-oppressive health care in our communities. We coordinate a network of health practitioners who provide physical, mental, sexual, emotional, social and spiritual care from a radical perspective on well-being.
- Third Root Community Health Center
Third Root Community Health Center is a worker-owned cooperative business providing accessible, empowering, and collaborative holistic healthcare in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Consensus & Facilitation
- Alpha Institute
Resources, training, and articles for individuals and organizations practicing consensus.
- Formal Consensus
The website of C.T. Butler, co-author of On Conflict and Consensus, a handbook on the practice of Formal Consensus.
- International Institute for Facilitation and Change
Providing facilitation, training, and outcome mapping in English and in Spanish to organizations internationally, they also publish a monthly newsletter on issues related to effective meetings and increased participation.
- Rhizome Coop. A co-op providing facilitation, mediation, consensus building and training to grassroots activists and communities across the UK, and to those organisations that support activism in all its forms.
- Seeds for Change
Aside from having an excellent collection of free downloadable resources on facilitation and consensus, Seeds for Change offers free workshops to grassroots groups in the UK, and offers consultancy and training to NGOs in the social sector.
- Tree Bressen
Located on the west coast, Tree is a gifted facilitator specializing in consensus practice and has an incredible collection of free resources on her website focusing on everything from community-building exercises to conflict resolution techniques.
Education & Training
- Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
- Bluestockings Bookstore
Bluestockings is a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- The Brecht Forum
Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment.
- Center for Anti-Violence Education
CAE works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, transgender people, teen women, children, and other communities especially affected by violence. CAE’s programs are designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence.
- Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
The Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn through mediation services, leadership training, and many other programs.
- Growing Chefs
Growing Chefs was founded in 2005 as a way to connect people to food, from the soil to the kitchen. By offering educational programming in farming, gardening, and with simple recipes using seasonal ingredients, Growing Chefs stays true to its simple philosophy: broccoli is not boring!
- The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism Workshop
PISAB is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation. They offer the Undoing Racism Workshop, a 2 day transformative training for community organizers exploring the history and future of racism in this country.
- Training for Change
Since 1992 Training for Change has been committed to increasing capacity around the world for activist training. TFC offers training that helps groups stand up more effectively for justice, peace and the environment. They use a direct education approach to deliver skills directly that people working for social change can use in their daily work.
Art & Media
- Allied Media Conference
Taking place annually in Detroit, The Allied Media Conference cultivates strategies for a more just and creative world by linking media activists, organizers, facilitators, youth, differently-abled people, and people of color in an environment that promotes alternative learning and teaching.
- Emergence Music: Invincible
The cooperative hip hop label of progressive Detroit-based artist and activist Invincible.
- Intermedia Arts A multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts supports a broad spectrum of artists, with a particular focus on voices you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.
- Meerkat Media
The Meerkat Media Arts Collective is comprised of filmmakers, musicians, illustrators, writers and artists of all stripes who believe in collaboration and cooperation.
- Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
PTE is committed to the ideals and principles of an artist-directed theatre that supports artists and art first and foremost.