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Play these 6 board games about changing the world

Not every board game is about fighting wars or ripping off your friends. There are games out there that are about changing the world – including the six below that we made! If you want your game night to reflect your values, these games will make people laugh, think, and strategize together about how we[…]

We made a free documentary on how to start a worker co-op

The worker cooperative movement is flourishing. That’s because there’s a growing understanding that the economy and the businesses we work in would fair better if they were owned and run by the people. But starting a worker co-op is difficult, and the process can be daunting. That’s why we at TESA teamed up with The Laura[…]

Your Guide to the Abolish ICE Movement

Why should we abolish ICE? How can we abolish ICE? What do we do after we’ve abolished ICE? And how do I get my friends and family to support abolishing ICE? These are the questions people have been asking after the movement to abolish ICE gained a groundswell of support. Abolishing ICE is now part[…]

Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics in the Black Community

Each year, members of the African-American community begin the celebration of the holiday of Kwanzaa on December 26th. Kwanzaa is a cultural and political celebration of the lives of African-Americans and incorporates afro-centric symbols and traditions during a week-long celebration. At the heart of Kwanzaa are seven principles (Nguzo Saba) that are taught and highlighted on[…]

Gifts for Social Activists

Social Justice Gift Ideas – Appreciate the Activists in Your Life This Holiday Season with Games and Books! This holiday season, buy gifts for activists that are not just thoughtful, but also support independent artists, makers, and movements. At the TESA Collective, a worker-owned cooperative and creators of Rise Up: The Game of People and[…]

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School of Hard Knocks: An Interview with Aaron Scott of Chaplains on the Harbor

On a mission to speak with innovative, creative political educators working across the country, TESA’s Darya Marchenkova recently interviewed Aaron Scott. Aaron Scott is the organizer and co-founder of Chaplains on the Harbor, a church dedicated to good news of the poor, by the poor, for the poor in rural Grays Harbor County WA. Chaplains[…]

Introducing TESA’s Communications and Development Team

In October, the TESA Collective added two new team members, Kiah Morris and Audacia Ray, to co-lead our communications strategy and development work. A cooperative business is a living, breathing thing, and this summer as we said goodbye to David while Darya transitioned to direct client work. We took stock of what TESA needs to[…]