While many of us are going to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families and loved ones, we must also recognize that we occupy the ancestral lands of the Muwekma Ohlone people, and it’s important to learn from Indigenous leaders about their untold history. And, with the turmoil that took place last week, one thing we’re thankful for is the solidarity we’ve seen amongst each other in this chapter through these difficult times.
We hope you all have an opportunity to take it easy this week.
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🌹 Tuesday, 11/23 (6:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Book Club, (online)
🌹 Thursday, 11/25 (3:00 p.m.): Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Webinar, (online)
🌹 Monday, 11/29 (6:00 p.m.): DSA Electoral Board discussion and Q&A, (online)
🌹 Wednesday, 12/1 (5:00 p.m.): District 5 Eviction-Free Zone Phonebank with Daybreak (online)
🌹 Sunday, 12/5 (12:00 p.m.): District 5 Eviction-Free Zone BBQ Lit Drop (in-person at the Panhandle, corner of Baker and Fell)
🌹 Wednesday, 12/8 (6:45 p.m.): December DSA SF Chapter Meeting (online and in-person at location TBD)
Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Webinar
Join us online on Thursday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. PDT to learn firsthand from Indigenous leaders about human rights and ecological stewardship. As stated in The Red Deal, “for our Earth and relatives to live, capitalism and colonialism must die.” Our work as Socialists to dismantle capitalism and colonialism is critical in preventing further erasure of Indigenous people, stewardship, and ancestral sites. Please register for the webinar here.
Find Out About Upcoming Ballot Measures!
Want to learn more about upcoming DSA ballot measures? Join the DSA Electoral Board on Monday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom for a discussion and Q&A. We highly encourage all members in good standing to attend so we can fill everyone in on the process and answer any questions. Zoom link here – hopefully we’ll see you then!
Support the District 5 Eviction-Free Zone!
District 5 supervisor Dean Preston has declared his district an eviction-free zone, and a big part of making that a reality is getting out and telling our neighbors about their rights! Daybreak will be hosting weekly phonebanks every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. from December 1 to December 22 to call tenants living in District 5 and tell them about their rights and how to apply for rent relief. You can register to help out here!
Then, on Saturday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Panhandle (corner of Baker and Fell), DSA SF will be hosting an Eviction-Free BBQ where we can meet our neighbors and help each other learn more about eviction protections and rent relief. We’ll have lawyers on hand to offer legal advice, as well. And, of course, lots of food and drink!
To make that BBQ successful, we need to let the neighborhood know about it! We’ll be meeting at the same location (corner of Baker and Fell) on Sunday, December 5 at 12:00 p.m. to lit drop fliers about the BBQ and how folks can learn more about eviction protections. Check out the District 5 Eviction-Free Zone website for more information!
Our December chapter meeting will take place both in-person and online!
We are planning to have our first hybrid chapter meeting next month! Our December chapter meeting will be on Wednesday, December 8 starting at 6:45 p.m. on Zoom and in person at a location to be determined – we’ll have updates soon! To register and express interest in attending in person or on Zoom, please use the link here – and we look forward to meeting more of the chapter in person on December 8!
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 tonight at 6:00 p.m. – register now!
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!