“We’re all we’ve got” – words to live by, and a sentiment essential to socialism. Winning a world built around mutual compassion and support requires strong ties within our communities, and that starts within our own community here in DSA SF. This week, we’re launching a new Slack channel to help chapter members get some 1-on-1 time with each other – use it to chat or meet up with comrades to get to know the chapter better and learn how we can all better support each other. And, if you have the capacity, you can help the Electoral Board reach out to folks who haven’t been as active in the chapter lately – with election season ramping up, we’ll need every bit of support to get our ballot measures passed. More details on all that below, along with a few chapter events coming up in the next few weeks!
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🌹 Tuesday, 2/15 (6:00 p.m.): Phonebank with the Electoral Board (Zoom)
🌹 Wednesday, 2/16 (5:00 p.m.): Phonebank for tenants’ rights with Daybreak PAC (Zoom)
🌹 Sunday, 2/20 (12:30 p.m.): DSA National webinar on the War in Yemen (Zoom)
🌹 Saturday, 2/26 (3:00 p.m.): Grounding Walter Rodney’s Groundings with My Brothers (Zoom)
🌹 Sunday, 2/27 (12:00 p.m.): A Conversation about Internationalism with DSA SF and the DSA International Committee (Zoom)
🌹 Sunday, 3/6 (2:00 p.m.): Naila and the Uprising Film Screening (Zoom)
🌹 Saturday, 3/19 (2:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Book Club: Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future (in-person, at the Panhandle in Golden Gate Park)
Meet your comrades 1:1 with Donut – sign up today in Slack!
|The DSA SF Chapter Coordination Committee’s Community Team is bringing back a cool and fun app to our DSA SF Slack — Donut! The Donut app helps pair members new, old, and everywhere in between. Join in, and you’ll be periodically paired randomly with another chapter member 1-on-1 – it’s a great little nudge to get to know new comrades or catch up with folks you haven’t gotten to talk to in a while. If you want to participate, please drop a donut emoji or reaction in the post in #one-big-slack and you’ll be added to the Donut channel when it goes live this Thursday morning!|
Help the Electoral Board bring inactive members back into the fold!
Help the Electoral Board reach out to inactive members and spread the word about the chapter’s signature gathering kickoff! Tonight at 6:00 p.m., the Electoral Board will be making an effort to reach out to new and inactive members to start onboarding conversations. This will be a hybrid in-person/Zoom phonebank – join us at the DSA SF office on 1916 McAllister Street or on your computer using the link here!
Watch DSA National’s webinar on the War in Yemen this Sunday
Saudi Arabia launched its offensive on Yemen with U.S. backing nearly seven years ago. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have died, causing what is widely considered one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. A year ago, President Biden announced that the U.S. would end all “offensive” support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, effectively promising the U.S. would provide less material support for the war. Unfortunately, the U.S. continues to provide logistical support for airstrikes and sells billions of dollars in weapons to the Saudis. Join Shireen Al-Adeimi, Aisha Jumaan, and Erik Sperling for a discussion on the history of the US-backed Saudi offensive on Yemen, the current humanitarian crisis in the country, U.S. involvement under the Biden administration, and the steps we need to take to help bring this devastating war to an end. The discussion will take place on Zoom this Sunday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m. PT – RSVP here.
Learn about Palestinian women and the resistance against settler-colonialism
Join us and East Bay DSA for a film screening of Naila and the Uprising on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. This film is about a Palestinian woman activist named Naila Ayesh who resisted against the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada from 1987 to 1993. This is also in partnership with the National BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group. This film screening highlights the importance of Palestinian women coming together to share knowledge, mobilize their community, and more. This film is just over 1 hour long, and we will have a group discussion after watching the film. Register here to join us!
Join DSA SF and the DSA International Committee for a Conversation about Internationalism
On Sunday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m. on Zoom, join ISOC and members of DSA International Committee, including Luisa Martinez from IC’s Steering Committee, Austin Gonzalez from the National Political Committee, IC Secretariat Marvin Gonzalez, and ISOC member David Paul for a conversation about internationalism, what the IC is doing, and how we can do this work on the local level in our chapter. Register here!
Join Us to Discuss Walter Rodney’s Groundings with My Brothers
Join the Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty chapter priority and the Education Committee for our first discussion on Walter Rodney’s Groundings with My Brothers on Saturday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of emancipatory ideas, from the black students of North America to the Rasta counterculture of Jamaica and beyond. The book is striking in its ability to survey the wide and heterogeneous international context while remaining anchored in grassroots politics, as Rodney offers us first-hand accounts of mass movement organizing. Having inspired a generation of revolutionaries, this new edition will re-introduce the book to a new political landscape that it helped shape, with reflections from leading scholar-activists. You can find the direct link to the Zoom meeting here.