🌹Tuesday, 4/18 (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Save Bay Area Public Transit Rally with Dean Preston (In person at San Francisco City Hall)
🌹Tuesday, 4/18 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Turnout Tuesday for Recommitment Drive (In person at 1916 McAllister Street)
🌹Wednesday, 4/19 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Free Muni Full Service Priority Monthly Meeting (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Wednesday, 4/19 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): What is DSA? (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Friday, 4/21 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Sunday, 4/23 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): AfroSocialists Slow Book Club: Black Marxism, Chapters 1-2 (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Wednesday, 4/26 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): Labor 101 Training Session (Zoom and in person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Thursday, 4/27 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Tech Worker Meetup (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Friday, 4/28 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): The Guerilla is a Poet Film Screening (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Saturday, 4/29 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
Save Bay Area Public Transit Rally with Dean Preston
Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a resolution at the Board of Supervisors urging state lawmakers to provide gap funding for transit to last until ballot measures can address funding issues. Come join Dean and the Free Muni Full Service campaign in support of this resolution at the rally today, Tuesday, April 18th at 12:00 p.m. at City Hall. RSVP and sign the petition here!
Upcoming Chapter Elections!
👋 Some important chapter business is coming up in the next few months as we near our chapter’s annual convention in June and national DSA’s biennial convention in August.🌹 Steering will be following up every week or so with updates/reminders.
We’re highlighting the upcoming elections. Currently, Steering is:
- Collecting nominations for delegates to National DSA convention. Elections will be held at the May general meeting.
- Starting to collect nominations for Steering and Grievance Officers. Nominations will close at the May general meeting and elections will be held at convention in June.
Open Discussion: The Future of DSA SF Propaganda
Are you interested in propaganda, media, and expanding our chapter’s cultural impact? Then come to our open discussion this Saturday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister Street about what propaganda and communications should look like in DSA SF! All members are welcome to attend this in-person event; masks are required and will be provided.
DSA SF Labor Education and Training Interest Survey
Want to learn how to organize your workplace? Support workers’ fights against Amazon and Starbucks? Understand the importance of labor as a key to winning socialism? Complete the 2-minute DSA SF Labor Education and Training Interest survey to let the DSA SF Labor Working Group know what training and education you’re interested so we can tailor labor education and training events to your interests.
Sign Up to Distribute Socks with Homelessness Working Group
Come do sock distro with HWG! DSA SF’s Homelessness Working Group is currently organizing a sock distribution, and restarting our chapter’s efforts directed toward connecting with our homeless neighbors. We’ll be low-key training chapter members about our specific approach to mutual aid and street solidarity, as well as building capacity for this and, potentially, more expansive mutual aid projects in the future!
Join the Tenant Organizing Provisional Working Group!
Overlapping TANC and DSA SF members have come together to start a Tenant Organizing Provisional Working Group! Our goal is to build a cadre of well-versed tenant organizers in DSA SF that will help us reach mass tenant organizing efforts in order to fight back the landlord class, in San Francisco and beyond. Join your neighbors in the tenant organizing movement by joining our slack channel #Tenant-Organizing!
We Mean to Make Things Over: A History of May Day Documentary Screening
We Mean to Make Things Over: A History of May Day is a half-hour documentary exploring how May Day became a workers’ holiday all over the world, except in the United States—despite the fact that the events that inspired the holiday occurred here.
CCSF’s Labor and Community Studies department is holding a screening of this timely documentary Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Campus near 22nd and Valencia, Room 109. Writer/Director Fred Glass will introduce the documentary and answer questions afterward.
Labor 101 – Organizing in Your Workplace
Join DSA SF Labor WG for a Labor 101 training session on April 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss new workplace organizing, exciting developments at places like Starbucks, share experiences and connect with your fellow socialist workers! This event is open to everyone of all levels and experience. This will also be a hybrid event, held both on Zoom and in person at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister. To attend the event, sign up at the link below.
DSA SF Labor Tech Worker Meetup: Organize Your Colleagues!
As the tech industry experiences upheaval after upheaval, what role can we play as workers in San Francisco, the heart of the international tech industry?
DSA SF is hosting a monthly series of in-person meetups for workers in tech and adjacent industries to come together, educate each other, and develop organizing strategies for the next phase of the tech worker movement. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, April 27th at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister. You can register to attend below!
Button and Sticker Making Workshop
Join DSA SF’s Comms and Chapter Coordination Committees (CCC) on Friday, May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a button and sticker making workshop at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister! No experience required.
We’ll be making buttons and stickers with various designs, and will show you the step-by-step process on how to make each of them. We’ll also have set designs ahead of time for you to choose from, but other designs that promote socialism are also encouraged.
Due to limited space at the office, registration is required below. We hope to see you there!
Free Outdoor Screening of Harlan County, USA!
Join DSA SF’s Labor Working Group on May 31st at 8 p.m. in Kerouac Alley for a free outdoor screening of Harlan County, USA, Barbara Kopple’s unforgettable documentary of a coal miners’ strike! Register to attend below.