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:
More from the statement below:
Cooperatives, in intersectional partnership with other freedom movements, are powerful agents of change. Co-operatives offer a model of community-centered business that can exist inside and outside of capitalism. The theme of our time is a transition from destructive, objectifying and dehumanizing “power over” another dynamics to a “power in cooperation with” model which seeks to create a holistic, life-affirming future. We are learning together how to build new models as we deconstruct the old.
Here’s one idea: