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How Athletes Use Their Platform to Fight for Social Change

It’s time for the Olympics, which is always exciting. But let’s be honest: while the Olympic Games are fun for us spectators, it is a seriously troublesome industry – from the the human displacement it causes in the cities that hold the games; the inequities showcased during the event; the sexist policies of the IOC;[…]

Six principles for creating online trainings that inspire in-person action

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.

Building worker power and solidarity in the face of the pandemic

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.

TESA's year in review: people packing boxes, compost co-op loading dirt into a truck, and STRIKE! the game of worker rebellion.

Well, that happened! Reflections on our achievements despite a pandemic 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.

Gift guide for activists and change-makers

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[…]