🌹Wednesday, 1/10 (6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): January Chapter Meeting (Zoom and in person at 209 Golden Gate Avenue. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.)

🌹Thursday, 1/11 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Ecosocialist Monthly Meeting (Zoom)

🌹Friday, 1/12 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 1/17 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): 📚What is DSA? (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Thursday, 1/18 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): Labor Movie Night: Matewan (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Monday, 1/22 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): SHOP Training with the Tenant Organizing WG (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 1/24 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): HWG Reading Group: Mean Streets (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, 1/27 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): HWG Sock Distro (Meet in person at 1916 McAllister)

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

January Chapter Meeting Tomorrow (1/10)

The first chapter meeting of the year is coming up tomorrow, January 10th from 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.! You can attend via Zoom or in person at UNITE HERE Local 2 at 209 Golden Gate Avenue. It’s a busy agenda, with:

  • updates from Silicon Valley DSA
  • our very own Extreme Dean giving updates on goings-on at City Hall
  • a recap of recent Palestine solidarity actions
  • an overview of our 2023 budget and finances
  • a first reading of an amendment to our elections process bylaws

We will be also voting on some business at the chapter meeting, including:

Labor Movie Night: Matewan

Come join us for a Labor movie night at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister on January 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We will be watching Matewan (1987), a film dramatizes the events of the Battle of Matewan, a coal miners’ strike in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. Made in 1987, this film is arguably an even more relevant, cautionary tale today than ever before.

There will be food and drinks provided!

This event will be mask optional but highly recommended. 

Join the Tenant Organizing Working Group for SHOP Training!

Come join the DSA Tenant Organizing Working Group for the final two parts of a three-part training to develop successful socialist tenant organizers.

The Socialist Housing Organizing Program (SHOP) started yesterday with a study group to discuss how housing developed as a commodity under capitalism, and why the market will never solve the housing crisis. Part 2 is a training on tenants’ rights in San Francisco. Part 3 covers the basics  of an organizing conversation to recruit your neighbors to the tenant union.

You can attend upcoming trainings are at the following times:

  • Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m.

All trainings to take place at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister. Zoom is available upon request. Register today!

Mutual Aid Priority WG Has a New Meeting Schedule!

The Mutual Aid Priority Working Group has an updated schedule! The working group will be meeting every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in diving into DSA SF mutual aid projects this year, our first meeting of 2024 will be on January 16th starting at 7:00 p.m. Currently, our working group is building out capacity for several existing projects, including smolidarity/childwatch, outreach for Extreme Dean, and union and strike support. Check out the #priority-mutual-aid channel on Slack to help us strategize, develop new mutual aid projects, and help our fellow San Franciscans through the power of organizing!

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.

To help with the day-to-day tasks that keep the chapter running, fill out the CCC help form.

Questions? Feedback? Something to add?

We welcome your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions, send a message to the #newsletter channel on Slack.

For information on how to add content, check out the Newsletter Q&A thread on the forum.