On Saturday, many DSA SF members, new and old, and including YDSA members, finally got to meet other comrades in person for the first time at our DSA SF fall social. With the Kyle Rittenhouse trial reaching a verdict soon (while trying not to keep our hopes up) and yesterday’s failed attempt of the #SOSCuba protests backed by US empire, it was a pivotal moment for us to take a step back for a day and remember why we’ve been fighting for socialism—because we have each other. We are currently in the most demoralizing times in history, and organizing during a pandemic is no easy feat. But as more upcoming events, campaigns, and materials arise within our chapter, our goals toward building power will become easier to achieve and us fighting in community against capitalism will become stronger than ever.
Besides, we all know that a better world is possible if we come together to fight for it!
DSA SF Communications Committee
🌹 Tuesday, 11/16 (6:30 p.m.): 21st Century Socialism Reading Group, (Zoom)
🌹 Thursday, 11/18 (7:00 a.m.): Solidarity + Strike Support for Local 39 Stationary Engineers at Kaiser Permanente, (2425 Geary Blvd, San Francisco)
🌹 Thursday, 11/18 (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.): Phone bank for Medicare for All in California, (virtual)
🌹 Saturday, 11/20 (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.): Intro to Racial Capitalism, (Zoom)
Intro to Racial Capitalism
Thursday: Solidarity + Strike Support for Local 39 Stationary Engineers at Kaiser Permanente
Saturday, November 20 is Trans Remembrance Day
Ecosocialist Book Club: Jason Henderson’s Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco
Join our DSA SF Ecosocialist Committee Book Club to discuss Jason Henderson’s Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco. Street Fight discusses the intersection of transit, public policy, and social justice in San Francisco, and lays out a great framework for thinking about what a just transportation system in San Francisco looks like. Open to all DSA members and DSA-curious! The second of three sessions will be on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. – register now!
21st Century Socialism Reading Group: Erik Olin Wright’s Envisioning Real Utopias
Tonight, November 16 at 6:30 p.m., the 21st Century Socialism Reading Group continues its exploration of Erik Olin Wright’s seminal book, Envisioning Real Utopias. We will explore chapters 8-12, the heart of how Wright structures his envisioned transformation. Zoom link here!
In Case You Missed It
Interested in East Bay Socialist Housing Organizers Project (SHOP) Training?
East Bay DSA is holding a training program called Socialist Housing Organizers Project (SHOP) along with Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC), an autonomous tenants union. The SHOP program trains DSA members to become tenant organizers and get plugged in to organizing in their own buildings or supporting others in doing so. The Tenant Solidarity committee hopes to get a group of DSA SF members to go through the trainings to develop tenant organizing skills. The committee also hopes to explore the possibility of expanding SHOP into a cross-chapter collaboration that can connect people with TANC’s SF chapter. If you are interested in participating in a future training, please sign up via this form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Volunteer for Single-Payer Healthcare Campaign
National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association have been ramping up the CalCare campaign as the bill for California state-level single-payer will return in January. They are focusing on priority districts, including AD 17 and AD 19 in San Francisco. For those areas, they are looking for District Leaders to lead locally. They’ll provide extensive training and support to these leaders. If you are interested, you can sign up here. If you want to participate in the campaign but not be a District Leader, please reach out to DSA SF member Ellen Y (by emailing email@example.com), who is a District Leader for AD 19 – she can get you started on text-banking voters!