🌹Tuesday, 4/2 (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)

🌹Tuesday, 4/2 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.): Labor Movie Night: Factory To The Workers (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 4/3 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): New Member Happy Hour (In person at Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia)

🌹Wednesday, 4/3 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): HWG Reading Group: Mean Streets (In person at 1916 McAllister, hybrid  on Zoom)

🌹Thursday, 4/4 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Ecosocialist Monthly Meeting (Zoom)

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

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

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

🌹Saturday, 4/6 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 4/6 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Sock Distro (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Sunday, 4/7 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Extreme Dean Door-Knocking Mobilization (Meet in person at Duboce Park @ Steiner St and Duboce Ave)

🌹Tuesday, 4/9 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Mutual Aid Priority Meeting (Zoom)

🌹Wednesday, 4/10 (6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): April Chapter Meeting (Zoom, in person location TBD)

🌹Friday, 4/12 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): Q&A with Labor Reporter Hamilton Nolan (San Francisco State University, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Room TL T-160)

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

Chapter movie night: Factory to the Workers. After ten years of operation, the workers behind the ITAS factory takeover in Ivanec, Croatia are struggling to survive the capitalist economy. This film paints a collective portrait of those who fight to protect their labour and the sacrifices they need to make along the way. Tuesday, April 2. Starts at 7:00 PM. Factory to the Workers is a documentary that portrays the struggle for survival of ITAS, the only factory in Croatia which was taken over and defended by its workers during postwar privatization. Today the workers are trying to find a model of joint ownership. The author follows them day to day, vivisecting the concept of workers self-management in the time of market economy and giving a close look at industry on the EU periphery. Srđan Kovačević. Fade In Production Company. 2021 - 105 minutes.

Labor Movie Night TONIGHT: Factory to the Workers

Join us for another labor movie night at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister at 7:00 p.m. tonight! We’ll show Factory to the Workers (2021), a documentary about the only factory in Croatia which was taken over and defended by its workers during postwar privatization, as the workers find a model of joint ownership.

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

DSA SF & EBDSA's new merch drop! Congratulations to the winner of our design competition! Preorder yours here: dsasf.org/2024sweatshirt

2024 Merch Drop: Bay Area DSA Sweatshirt Pre-Sales Are Live!

Our 2024 sweatshirt pre-sales are live! Grab your Bay Area DSA merch while you can so we can match with our comrades from all around the Bay (and have something red to wear in time for May Day 👀).

Pre-sales will close on this Sunday, April 7th with limited availability afterwards. No shipping is available, so plan to pick your sweatshirt up from the DSA SF office or at a general meeting.

A red, raised fist stands in a wooden toolbox. The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor. Hamilton Nolan.

Book Talk and Q&A with Labor Reporter Hamilton Nolan

Join the SFSU chapter of YDSA and DSA SF Labor on Friday, April 12th from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. for an in-person conversation with acclaimed labor reporter Hamilton Nolan about his new book The Hammer: Power, Inequality, & the Struggle for the Soul of Labor at the San Francisco State University Cesar Chavez Student Center, Room TL T-160.

This is a free event, but seats are limited so be sure to RSVP today!

An image of a poster taped to a light post. Large text that says "UPROOTED." is emblazoned over an image of Central Park destroyed by bulldozers. Additional text and graphics below discuss the devastation Palestine has experienced in comparison to Central Park: 800,000 trees uprooted, or 33 times Central Park. A $12.3 annual loss. 80,000 families affected. The poster is part of the Visualizing Palestine project, and there is a link to www.VisualizingPalestine.org at the bottom.
A poster taped to a lamp post. In bold red text, the poster reads, "KILLING THE STORY: At least 44 journalists killed by Israel (2000-2022)." The poster includes additional details that are too small to read in the photo. The Visualizing Palestine logo is visible at the bottom of the poster.
A poster taped to a lamp post. Over an image of a water bottle filled with yellow liquid, there is text that says "UNDRINKABLE." Additional text reads, "97% of Gaza's water is contaminated." There is additional text that is not easily legible in the photo.

Reportback: Guerilla Ed for Palestine

On Sunday, the Palestine Solidarity Working Group held our first Guerilla Ed for Palestine event. We hung posters from the Visualizing Palestine project around the city, targeting progressive neighborhoods in an effort to counter Zionist propaganda in mainstream media and offer perspective on conditions under the occupation prior to October 7th. Tag @dsa_sf if you see any out in the wild, and stay tuned to our calendar for future events!

A photo of many flyers for the Tenderloin Healing Circle spread across a table. Two people work together to print another flyer using ink rollers and a hand-carved rubber stamp.
A photo of two people carving rubber stamps.

Reportback: Flyer-Making for the Tenderloin Healing Circle

On Friday, several comrades gathered in the office to hand-print flyers for the Tenderloin Healing Circle that we’re starting this month. The Healing Circle is a project of the Mutual Aid Priority in collaboration with the Extreme Dean Priority to create a restorative justice space for community building with and for D5 constituents in the Tenderloin. We hand-carved the stamps and used recycled materials to make the flyers, and we had a great time!Please join #priority-mutual-aid to learn more about our work—this is a great time to plug in. Look out for more flyer-making art nights in the office soon on the public calendar!

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 this upcoming month 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 10th – Our next chapter meeting!
  • 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 1 – Pre-Convention Info Session and Workshop #2
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!

Kickball(s) for Abortion Acce$$

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!

he 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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