Resources

These resources are provided to help our chapter of Democratic Socialists of America to learn about democratic socialism from a variety of perspectives. Unless otherwise noted, these resources do not necessarily represent official positions of the San Francisco chapter of DSA, but are provided for discussion and the education of our members.

The national DSA organization has a general list of resources, including how-to articles, Q&As and flyers.

 

Chapter Handbook

The DSA SF Chapter handbook is meant to answer the questions we hear frequently from new members. How do I get started? How do I vote? Where can I find out what the chapter is doing?

This guide is always evolving and if you have a suggestion or a question that isn’t answered here you can email our Outreach Committee at outreach@dsasf.org. Outreach committee are the folks who wrote and assembled these handbooks. If that seems like something you want to do, join us!

Pamphlets and Zines

DSA SF produces short summaries of some of our most important concepts and pressing issues as zines and fliers to distribute to the general public to help inform people about who we are and what we stand for.  These documents are available here.

Physical Library

DSA SF is proud to offer its members access to our physical library, located on the top floor of our office space. Numerous DSA members have generously donated the books in our library. You can peruse our catalog online here.

Please see the instructions for our self-service check-out/in system located in the DSA SF office, and remember to be respectful of the materials on loan.

Reading Lists

Our Education Committee holds regular reading groups to study selected books and articles on Socialism and Socialist history and theory.
Municipalism
Marx
Socialism
Local Political Research and Advisory Committee
Anti-Imperialism Study Group
State and Revolution Reading Group

Red Talks: 10 minutes of socialist history

Members present ten-minute talks at our general meetings about events or concepts from socialist history. Many talks are related to primary sources and reference materials that are collected online here.

 Additional Resources

Broadcast Media
There are many media resources that provide political, social and economic perspectives not found in mainstream media sources.  The DSA-SF Education Committee seeks to share some of the most relevant audio and video resources with our community in one convenient location.  DSA-SF members are encouraged to check out these selections and also to submit selections they have found for consideration to post here as well.  Please send your input to education@dsasf.org.