Announcing our next board game: “STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion”

We at The TESA Collective are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the labor rights organization Jobs with Justice for our next board game: STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion. We are thrilled to be developing this game in such close partnership with a nationally renowned leader on worker empowerment.

Lessons from 10 Years of Building the Cooperative Movement

When TESA first launched roughly ten years ago, it was hard to see a week into the future, let alone a decade. It’s incredible to reflect on so many years spent working with so many people on cultivating the cooperative movement. In this time, we have been committed to building a more just and democratic[…]

How We Developed a Program to Launch Childcare Cooperatives

For the last 18 months, we at the TESA Collective have been collaborating with WomenVenture, an SBA-designated Women’s Business Center focused on helping women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. Their focus is to train entrepreneurs, advise businesses, provide loans, and create jobs in Minnesota. We have been working to support the development of[…]

8 Conferences to Attend to Boost Your Social Justice Skills

Conferences can be an amazing way for social justice advocates to build skills, connect with others, develop networks, generate ideas, and help movements strategize. But there’s so many out there across a wide variety of topics, that it’s hard to know what your options are. To help you think about which ones might be best[…]

Print and Play This 100 Year Old Board Game About Fighting for Women’s Rights

Many may not know this, but board games have been used as a way to come together and imagine a better world for over 100 years. In the early 1900s, the British Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a women’s suffrage group, was part of the distribution of two different board games about fighting for[…]

30 Years of Building a New Food System: An Interview with Equal Exchange

A little over 30 years ago, Equal Exchange started as a small company with a big mission: to change the food industry from the inside out. They understood that the farmers who put food on our plates were invisible to most consumers, and abused by the corporations who paid them meager amounts for their backbreaking[…]

Victory for the Worker Co-op Movement: Another City Supports the Cooperative Economy

There’s a new major victory for the cooperative movement: the city of Berkeley, California recently threw its support behind worker co-ops as a way to combat economic inequality and help the city’s local economy flourish. According to the East Bay Express:  The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously on Fe.26 to include co-ops in the city’s small-business[…]

5 Ways to Make Your Webinars More Engaging and Interactive

We’ve all been there: the title sounds great, the instructor is smart and skilled… and yet after 20 minutes you have another tab open in your browser, and you’re checking your email.  Webinars are becoming more and more popular, and they provide fantastic opportunities to meet new people and learn great information from experts around[…]