USFWC Racial & Economic Justice Council Endorses 3 Outstanding Social Movements

TESA Collective is proud to be a member of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives for many reasons, and their recent formation of a Racial & Economic Justice Council is one of them. Among the first achievements from the council is an endorsement for 3 of recent history’s most important social movements including: the Movement[…]

Rousing Success for TESA’s Rise Up Kickstarter

Thanks to 740 people and organizations who backed Rise Up: The Game of People and Power on Kickstarter, we’re proud to report that our board game about building movements will be available to the public by April 2017! When we launched our Kickstarter, we set a goal of raising $35,000 over the course of a[…]

Educate & Organize: TESA on Trump’s Election

We at the TESA Collective are devastated by the election results and the rise of Donald Trump. To be clear, TESA does not officially support any individual party, but Donald Trump must be recognized for what he is: a fascist. We do not use that word lightly or as a hyperbole. His platform is rooted[…]

Voices from the Cooperative Movement

Over the past month, TESA Collective has been chatting it up with fellow advocates, activists, educators and cooperators about how to build a better world. We’ve asked folks who are working actively and cooperatively towards change around the nation some form of following three questions: Why do you prefer cooperatives/cooperation? What are you most excited[…]

Using Non-Competitive Games for Education and Building Community

When people think of games, they often think of competitive games where one player wins, and everyone else loses. Competitive games encourage players to work against each other, rather than together. Competition can not only be discouraging for the majority of non-winners, but over time can turn people off from playing games all together. Why[…]

In Massachusetts, These Inmates are Starting their Own Cooperatives

Policing and the industrial prison complex are a main topic of conversation in cities and towns all over the country. #BlackLivesMatter supporters have brought conversations to the forefront about the police and our prison system, especially within the black community. In addition to justice for the ongoing murders of people of color, queer and transgender[…]

RISE Update: The challenge of designing a board game that’s fun, accessible, and powerful

Our first game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, has been distributed to over thirty countries and used in homes, classrooms, and movement building spaces. It’s success is largely due to the fact that it is a simple game to pick up while also managing to get across a powerful message. And, of course, it’s a[…]

We’re hiring! The TESA Collective seeks a Communications Specialist

The TESA Collective (The Toolbox for Education and Social Action) is an award-winning organization that creates educational resources and programs for social and economic change. We are a worker-owned cooperative. This means that each worker has one equal ownership share of the company and one equal vote in its governance. Over the past five years,[…]

Reparations and Cooperatives: Building Economic and Racial Justice in the South

The impact of hundreds of years of racial and economic injustice live on in the United States, which is why there’s still a huge racial wealth gap – and in fact, it’s only getting worse. So we need proactive people’s movements to not just redistribute the existing wealth, but to also set up institutions that[…]