ICYMI: Continue the Positive Direction of DSA’s International Solidarity Work!

A crowd of people holding Palestinian flags, signs reading "Save Sheikh Jarrah" and "Zionism is genocide!" during Block the ZIM Boat event on June 4, 2021.
Image from AROC’s Block the Boat event on June 4, 2021 at the Port of Oakland (Oakland, CA). Photo Credit: Savannah K. 

Three members of Red Star San Francisco, a revolutionary Marxist caucus in DSA SF, write in favor of DSA Resolution #14: Committing to International Socialist Solidarity, which will go before the DSA National Convention later this week. Read more on the Fog City Rose website.

Upcoming Events

? Wednesday, 8/4 (5:30 p.m.): Introduction to DSA

? Monday, 8/9 (5:30 p.m.): Ballot Measure Campaign: Electoral Politics 101

Sunday, 8/8 (1:00 pm): Memorial for Yemen School Bus Attack

? Wednesday, 8/11 (7:00 p.m.): August Chapter Meeting

? Monday, 8/16 (6:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Book Club: Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s As Long as Grass Grows

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Chapter Accessibility

As part of its plan of work this year, the Steering Committee identified accessibility as a long-standing chapter need. For accessibility concerns and accommodation requests, or if you would like to join the Chapter Accessibility Task Force to help us implement a chapter survey and accessibility guidelines, please email steering@dsasf.org.

Intro to DSA

Are you ready to build something bigger than yourself? Attending an Intro to DSA meeting is a great first step! Join us on August 4th at 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about what socialism means in San Francisco and how you can build a brighter future. Register here.

Memorial for Yemen School Bus Attack

Join us this Sunday, August 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Union Square to grieve the three-year anniversary of the loss of 40 Yemeni children whose lives were taken by a Saudi-UAE led bomb. We will be laying down 40 pairs of shoes and 40 backpacks to memorialize each life that was taken too soon. We come in solidarity and prepare any testimonials or condolences that you would like to share in the open mic. Learn more.

Ballot Measure Campaign: Send Us Your Ideas for 2022!

We’d like to hear from you! As part of our chapter priorities, we passed a priorities resolution to draft two ballot measures in 2022. We’d like to hear your ideas to build a San Francisco for all, not only the rich. Fill out the survey here.

Ballot Measure Campaign: Electoral Politics 101

DSA SF’s newly-elected electoral board is holding the first in a series of chapter discussions on our ballot measure campaign! This session will be on Monday, August 9th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and will cover the nuts and bolts of ballot initiatives – both on what it takes to get them on the ballot and what it takes to win. Register here.

Regular Chapter Meeting

Our next regular chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, August 11 from 6:45-9:45 p.m. The agenda will be sent out soon, but please plan to attend – we’ll have an update from District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston’s office, and we’ll talk about our chapter priorities. RSVP for the meeting here.

Reading Groups

Ecosocialist Book Club: Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s As Long as Grass Grows

Join the DSA SF Ecosocialist Committee’s book club biweekly on Mondays in August – August 2, August 16, and August 30 at 6:00 p.m. -7:15 p.m. We’re reading and discussing Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock. Open to all! Register now using the link here.