TESA has been working with organizations to develop participatory and engaging online trainings for over six years. We’ve collaborated with with wonderful groups such as Equal Exchange, the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, the Carolina Common Enterprise (CCE), and others. Yet, with the arrival of COVID-19, this work became even more urgent, as so much organizing, training, meetings, and day-to-day work have necessarily moved online. Still, with all of our work, our goal is to inspire in-person action.
But this critical moment has not gone unchallenged: organizations and unions have launched innovative programs, funds, and campaigns to build power and security for workers. Below are some of the most inspirational, powerful, and useful initiatives to come out of the past year.
If you’re like us, over the past 11 months of this pandemic, time has kind of warped together into a weird mishmash that’s a little hard to sort out. So we decided to take a moment to proactively reflect on the past year of our work, and while doing so, we found we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish despite everything. While we know we’re not out of the pandemic woods yet, it felt like a good time to look back and share some highlights of our achievements.
We’ve heard from some folks that they enjoy when we pull back the curtain and share some of our behind the scenes work and thinking. So, we thought we’d do that now!
From Game Changer to Sustainable City – we’ve got big plans for our games about changing the world!
It can be hard to find the perfect gift for people who care about changing the world. Whether you’re looking for a gift that is ethically made, or is about making the world a better place, we’ve got you covered. Giving a present that reflects your family and friends’ values will be the most meaningful[…]
We have to create a broad and holistic cooperative network – we need to provide more than living wages: people must have access to safe and affordable housing.
We thought for one of our upcoming games, tentatively titled Sustainable City, we would experiment with sharing the design process from beginning to end. So here’s our first entry: Today we did our first playtest of Sustainable City, pictured here. Like all first drafts, it needs a considerable amount of work. But as a starting[…]
Instead of just going back to the way things were, we must reinvent and build the world we want. And to make the world we want, we will need imagination, vision, and hard work.
The new board game is a collaboration between an activist game publisher and one of the country’s foremost labor advocacy organizations.