February 5, 2015

Promote Own the Change

Own the Change is a free documentary about the worker co-op movement designed for use in any setting. The stories and inspiring successes seen in the film offer models for addressing challenges and best practices for how worker co-ops can create economic change. You can make our movement stronger by sharing the film with a wide audience.

Share it on Social Media

You can post about Own the Change on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media profiles. We’ve prepared a couple samples for you along with an image you can use with your posts. We’d be extra grateful if you tag TESA and GRITtv in your post! We’re also using the hashtag #OwnTheChange to connect our conversations about the film.

Sample Facebook Post

Curious about co-ops? Own the Change is a free documentary that teaches how to bring strong worker co-ops to your community. GRITtv with Laura Flanders and the Toolbox for Education and Social Action put it together using stories from the cooperators themselves. You can watch it online here: http://s.coop/1v7o9 #OwnTheChange

Own the Change Debut Graphic for Social Media

Sample Twitter Post

Watch how the worker #coop movement can change the economy in this film from . + .  #OwnTheChange

Talk about it in Your Newsletter

Mention Own the Change in your next communique. We’ve prepared some text and an image you can use.

Sample Newsletter Mention

Own the ChangeWatch Own the Change!

Learn how to start a worker co-op and find out how to make our communities more co-op friendly with a new documentary. Own the Change, from GRITtv and the Toolbox for Education and Social Action, will help you to grow the worker co-op movement. The film offers success stories, challenges, and ways to strengthen the movement, especially at the municipal level.


Put it on Your Website

You can embed Own the Change on your own site. Copy and paste the code below into your webpage. Please also use the accompanying text or draft your own.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8G1-SYMatNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

A short documentary produced by GRITtv and the Toolbox for Education and Social Action. Watch as we go through concrete steps for building economic alternatives by creating worker-owned cooperatives. Featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA); New Era Windows; and more.

Host a Screening

Get your community together and watch Own the Change—invite cooperators, your city council, activists, your local CDC, anybody who can play a role in helping to grow worker co-ops where you live. Check out our guide to Own the Change screenings here.

Educate Your Community

Building a sustainable and just economy doesn’t stop with the film. We’ve prepared a series of teaching resources that you can use to keep the conversation going. These exercises guide you through the preliminary steps to starting a worker co-op and can be used alongside Own the Change. You’ll find the Own the Change resources here.

Support Our Work

TESA is proud to lead the development of games, tools, and programs for social change. You can support our work while having fun: buy our games about changing the world. TESA can also work with you to build a game, program, or tool for your cause!