A new, 20-minute documentary, Own the Change, from GRITtv with Laura Flanders is now airing online (and in person). It’s a great introduction to what a worker co-op is, some of their opportunities and challenges, and some of the things any potential worker owner should know before taking the leap.
You can view Own the Change online and via the window below.
The project’s partner, Toolbox for Education and Social Change (TESA) has also created Own the Change education resources:
These can be employed by co-op developers, community organizers, activists, teachers, professors, and more. The resources can be used in formal and informal educational settings, and given their modular design, each section can be used as part of a larger curriculum or as standalone modules. For example, if you are an aspiring group of cooperators that wants learn more about governance, everyday democracy, or cooperative networks, you can pick and choose for those modules – on the other hand, you may be a classroom teacher that wants to explore alternative economic models with your students and provide an overview of the cooperative model.
Purchase the TESA materials from their website.