🌹Tuesday, 4/16 (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.): SFMTA Hearing – Stop the Muni Fare Increase! (In person at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, CA Room 400, Floor 4)

🌹Wednesday, 4/17 (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): 📚What is DSA? (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 4/17 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): Labor Night School: The US Labor Movement and the Socialist Role (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Thursday, 4/18 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Palestine Solidarity Working Group (Zoom)

🌹Thursday, 4/18 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Labor Board Meeting (Zoom)

🌹Thursday, 4/18 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Art Making for Mutual Aid (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Friday, 4/19 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 4/20 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 4/20 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Platform & Outreach Meeting (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Sunday, 4/21 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Extreme Dean Mobilization (In person at Jefferson Square Park, 950 Gough Street)

🌹Sunday, 4/21 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): HWG Grants Pass Action Sign-Making (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Monday, 4/22 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Grants Pass Action (In person at San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th Street)

🌹Tuesday, 4/23 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Mutual Aid Priority Meeting (Zoom)

🌹Wednesday, 4/24 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): DSA SF Karaoke Night at TaishoSF (In person at TaishoSF, 1161 Post Street)

🌹Thursday, 4/25 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Palestine Solidarity Working Group (Zoom)

🌹Friday, 4/26 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

Check out https://dsasf.org/events/ for more events.

A hand holding a hammer in the foreground with the silhouette of a city in red in the background. Labor Night School: The Labor Movement and the Socialist Role. 17 April, 2024. 7:00 p.m. 1916 McAllister Street. RSVP: dsasf.org/LaborNightSchool

Labor Night School: The US Labor Movement and the Socialist Role

Join us for our Labor Night School on Wednesday, April 17th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister! In this discussion based session, we’ll be learning about the history of US labor actions and the socialist role as we work to better understand capitalism, socialism, and collective liberation. We’ll look at several short readings on major events in the US labor movement and the role that socialism has played, and then have a collective, critical discussion. This is the second session of our Labor Night School, but each session is independent so feel free to join us for the first time for this event.

A flyer for a rally showing a crumbling Supreme Court building with swirling text around it that says "Sweep the Court!" Additional text: "Targeted, banished, displaces & swept - the evolution of oppression. Gather at the Federal Building on 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, April 22, 10 AM - 1 PM. Rally & March! For more info contact: Joemae - wrap@wraphome.org, Lukas - lilla@cohsf.org." The logos of 7 different organizations line the bottom of the flyer.

Rally Against Homeless Sweeps on April 22nd

On Monday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the San Francisco Federal Building (90 Seventh St.), DSA SF and the Homelessness Working Group will be joining the Coalition on Homelessness and the Western Regional Advocacy Project for an action marking the beginning of the Supreme Court hearing on Grants Pass v. Johnson.

The appellate court ruling in Grants Pass is the basis for an injunction preventing the city from conducting sweeps on SF’s homeless population without providing adequate shelter beds.

RSVP at http://www.dsasf.org/grants-pass-rally. Let’s show up and show solidarity with CoH and our unhoused neighbors!

Extreme Dean Mobilization This Sunday, 4/21

Join the Extreme Dean team this Sunday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson Square Park (950 Gough Street). We’ll be getting to know our neighbors and letting them know how cool we think Dean is! Come out and show D5 that Dean Preston is for the people, not the powerful.

Organizing for Power: Core Fundamentals Training Registration Closes Next Week!

Registration for the Organizing for Power: Core Fundamentals training is closing next Friday, April 26th! This training focuses on how working people can use the strength of our numbers to build majority-led disciplined structures that come together around shared goals and win campaigns in our workplace, including:

  • leader identification: understanding who can move people, and that it’s often not who you first think;
  • semantics: recognizing that the words we use matter – they must center each worker’s active participation as key to winning;
  • structured organizing conversations: preparing what it takes to win over the hardest-to-move leaders;
  • charting: incorporating a simple method to understand human social relationships, and to prioritize and systematize outreach;
  • structure tests: developing mini campaigns to build solidarity and site structure, and to know when you are ready to win.

If you’re interested in learning how to become a better organizer, register using the form below!

The 2024 Chapter Convention is Coming Soon!

It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for the 2024 Chapter Convention this June 15th and 16th! Here are some handy reminders for the next few weeks to help you get ready.

  • Nominations for Steering and Grievance Officers are open! Submit your nominations here. Nominations will remain open until the May 8th chapter meeting, and elections will be held at the convention in June.
  • April 19th – Pre-Convention Info Session and Workshop #1
  • April 24th – Deadline to submit bylaws amendments for voting at Convention
  • April 28th – Deadline to submit priority resolutions for feedback from Steering
  • May 1st – Pre-Convention Info Session and Workshop #2
  • May 8th – May Chapter Meeting
    • This is the deadline to submit priority resolutions to steering
    • Bylaws amendments concerning voting at Convention must be read to the chapter for consideration at this meeting.
    • Annual reportbacks from all chapter bodies
    • Nominations close for Steering Committee and Grievance Officers
    • First reading on proposed bylaws amendments
  • May 16th – Deadline to notify all members of the upcoming convention
Mark your calendars for DSA SF Spring Socials! Wednesday, April 24th: Karaoke, 6-9pm @ TaishoSF, 1161 Post Street. Sing your favorite protest song, power ballad, or pop punk classic! Sunday, May 26th: Picnic, 12-4PM @ Dolores Park. Kids and dogs welcome! Wednesday, June 26th: Oakland Ballers Baseball. 6:05PM @ Raimondi Park, 1800 Wood Street, Oakland. The B's take on the Northern Colorado Owlz.

Spring Socials with DSA SF 🌸

Come hang out with your friendly neighborhood socialists this spring! For the next four months we will be having a variety of outings and you are invited – be sure to mark your calendars and watch this space for more details! Our next event is a karaoke night 🎤 at TaishoSF on April 24th and we can’t wait to see you there!

Tenant Organizing Movie Night 🎥 Boom: The Sound of Eviction

Join the DSA SF Tenant Organizing Working Group for our next movie night on Saturday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister! We’ll be watching Boom: The Sound of Eviction. While our city’s rulers and the fawning media celebrated the Dot-Com Boom of the ‘90s, the reality was different for thousands of tenants who were evicted or priced out. From the dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum to painful moments with evicted families at the other, this documentary features interviews with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action.

This event is free and open to the public, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Kickball(s) for Abortion Acce$$. Where: SF Parks & Rec (field TBA). When: Saturday, May 18th at 1PM. Friendly fundraising competition, kickball tournament, snack bar, & prizes! dsasf.org/kickballs4abortion. Open to all neighbors who support bodily autonomy. 💚🏳️‍⚧️ DSA membership not required to participate. Sign up because you want to learn more about our org, because you want to support basic human rights for our Texas comrades, or just because you love kicking balls! All proceeds will be donated to Texas grassroots abortion funds Buckle Bunnies and Frontera Fund.

Kickball(s) for Abortion Access on May 18th ⚽

Connect with your neighbors on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. while raising money for abortion access! 💚

San Franciscans don’t need to be reminded that the struggle for bodily autonomy is universal.🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈Or, that when someone is denied an abortion it’s more than a hardship for the individual and their family—it’s a test of our community and our commitment to basic human rights. So, let’s put our money where our mouths have been, are, and always will be: BALLS DEEP FOR ABORTION! ⚽

We’ll have a friendly fundraising competition, kickball tournament, snack bar, prizes & more! 100% of proceeds will be donated to Texas grassroots abortion access orgs Frontera Fund and Buckle Bunnies (recommended by our comrades at DSA Austin).

For more information about how to get involved, RSVP below!

The Chapter Coordination Committee (CCC) regularly rotates duties among chapter members. This allows us to train new members in key duties that help keep the chapter running like organizing chapter meetings, keeping records updated, office cleanup, updating the DSA SF website and newsletter, etc. Members can view current CCC rotations.

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