Comrades,

DSA SF was chartered five years ago and since then we’ve organized nonstop to paint the city red under the big banner of socialism. We’re finally taking a night off from organizing to celebrate our chapter with all of you at El Rio (3158 Mission Street in San Francisco) tomorrow, April 20, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

We are asking nothing but for you all to have fun with us! There will be light refreshments provided and we’ve got a solidarity fund going if you are strapped for cash and still want to have a beer with your comrades. 

Come join us to celebrate the work we’ve done for the past five years and share your favorite memories with us! We look forward to seeing you there!

Solidarity,

DSA SF Comms Committee

Events

🌹 Wednesday, 4/20 (7:00 p.m.):  DSA SF’s Five-Year Anniversary Party (in person at El Rio)

🌹 Thursday, 4/21 (7:30 p.m.):  Bigger Than Bernie reading and discussion group (Zoom or in person at the DSA SF office on 1916 McAllister St)

🌹 Friday, 4/22 (10:00 a.m.):  People’s Earth Day (in person at Civic Center BART Station)

🌹 Sunday, 4/24 (12:00 p.m.):  Empty Homes Tax Signature Gathering (in person at Alamo Square Park, corner of Scott and Hayes)

🌹 Saturday, 4/30 (4:00 p.m.):  Tech Labor Circle Meetup (in person at Fly Bar)

🌹 Thursday, 5/12 (7:30 p.m.):  Intro to Democratic Socialism Session Two: The History (part 1) (Zoom or in person at the DSA SF office on 1916 McAllister St)


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Announcements

Help Us Hit Our Goal of 500 Signatures This Week!

Join us to collect signatures for the Empty Homes Tax Ballot Initiative this Sunday, April 24, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alamo Square Park on the corner of Scott and Hayes. Come help us hit our goal of 500 signatures this week! No signature gathering experience necessary! We will train you, provide all materials necessary, and give you a location for gathering.

Please join us at People’s Earth Day 🌍 ✊

On April 22, DSA SF 🌹 — with our AfroSocialists & EcoSocialists — will be joining Greenaction for Environmental JusticeYouth Vs Apocalypse, and other Black, Brown and Indigenous-led environmental justice groups in the streets to demand the cleanup of radioactive and toxic waste from our city.

On Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. we’ll be meeting at Civic Center BART Station to fight for environmental and climate justice for Bayview-Hunters Point, Treasure Island, and more frontline communities. If you can take the day off work, call in sick📞🤒, Zoom in 💻 from the streets, or find the time, please join us — we’re hoping for a BIG TURNOUT! Email ecosocialist@dsasf.org with any questions.

Meet fellow tech workers at Fly Bar!

Do you work in tech in SF? Are you jealous of workers in other industries who are winning union election after union election? Join DSA SF’s Tech Labor Circle for a meetup at Fly Bar next Saturday, April 30, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to get to know other tech workers who are interested in growing labor power in their own company and in the industry at large. Bring your ideas for ways to bring power to the workers!

Reading Groups

Learn about the history of Democratic Socialism!

The second session of the Intro to Democratic Socialism series will cover the history of the movement, from the “utopians” — Fourier, Owen, et al, to the “scientifics” — Marx, Engels, and the International Workingmen’s Association. This session will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the DSA SF office on 1916 McAllister. There will be an option to join in using Zoom, as well!

Bigger Than Bernie Reading and Discussion Group

DSA members and Jacobin writers Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht wrote Bigger Than Bernie in 2020 and revised it in 2021. It should prove to be a useful read for assessing where as socialists we see ourselves and the world today. There will be two discussions at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister St this Thursday, April 21, and April 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is also a Zoom option for those who want to participate remotely – registration link here!