Sanctions as a weapon of war are always most keenly felt by those who are most vulnerable – not billionaires with yachts. On Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. at 518 Valencia, we’ll have a very special opportunity to hear from three Venezuelan feminists about their experiences living under US sanctions – how those sanctions impact women and children, and how we as socialists can build our solidarity with Venezuelans. This event will be moderated by Carolina Morales.
Interpretation services will be provided during the event. This is a unique opportunity for people in the U.S. to hear directly and in person from Venezuelans who are impacted by the sanctions – it’s a meaningful experience you won’t want to miss! Be sure to register here ahead of time. Please note: masks will be required for this event.
About our guests:
Mónica is a professor and arts administrator who writes a weekly column. Anggie is a Wayuu activist and educator on Indigenous, sexual, and reproductive rights. Yolimar is an industrial engineer and is part of the internationalist brigade of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Venezuela.
DSA SF Comms Committee
🌹 Saturday, 6/4 (12:00 p.m.): Empty Homes Tax Signature Gathering (in person at Duboce Park on the corner of Steiner and Duboce)
🌹 Wednesday, 6/8 (7:00 p.m.): Venezuelan Feminists Tour (in person at 518 Valencia)
🌹 Thursday, 6/9 (7:30 p.m.): Learn more about the Starbucks union drive (Zoom)
🌹 Saturday, 6/11 (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.): DSA SF Chapter Convention – Day 1 (Zoom and in person at 518 Valencia)
🌹 Sunday, 6/12 (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.): DSA SF Chapter Convention – Day 2 (Zoom and in person at 518 Valencia)
🌹 Sunday, 6/26 (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.): Educational Event: A Socialist Answer to the Housing Crisis (Zoom)
Gather Signatures for the Empty Homes Tax!
Time is limited to gather signatures for the Empty Homes Tax! Join us for another signature gathering mobilization this Saturday, June 4th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Duboce Park on the corner of Steiner & Duboce. Come out and help make sure this gets on the November ballot! No signature gathering experience necessary — we will train you, provide all materials necessary, and give you a location for gathering.
Hear from DSA and YDSA about building labor power at Starbucks!
Get involved with the Homelessness Working Group!
As comrades may know, Homelessness Working Group has reactivated its tent distribution/replacement project started in 2019. Over the past weeks, members have been distributing dozens of tents to people sleeping rough on the streets and in need of survival gear. The tent distro subcommittee has engaged with allied groups, such as Food Not Bombs and Rad Mission Neighbors, to distribute tents and gear at joint events. Members have also walked neighborhoods handing out gear to people.
HWG members also continue to work on the Hotels Not Hospitals project, which has been housing people for nearly 2 years! Started in early-2020 and endorsed by the Chapter in the summer of 2020, HNH began renting hotel rooms for people abandoned by the City to living on the street during the pandemic. In March 2021, HNH helped our formerly unhoused partners secure apartments and has been helping them with rent and other issues since.
Want to join in on this work? Drop in on a Homelessness Working Group meeting – meetings are every other Monday evening, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information or for a Zoom link to the meetings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Slack.
Learn about the Socialist Answer to the Housing Crisis with the Empty Homes Tax Campaign
Join DSA SF’s Empty Homes Tax signature captains on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. PSTfor the third installment on the socialist answer to the housing crisis! This time we will be focusing on a series of articles on housing justice and related issues.
What has been the impact of privatizing affordable housing resources? What can we learn from the organizing efforts of Metro DC DSA’s Stomp Out Slumlords? Or the expropriation initiative in Berlin? You can access the reading list here!