🌹Tuesday, 5/16 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Turnout Tuesday for Recommitment Drive (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Wednesday, 5/17 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Free Muni Full Service Priority Monthly Meeting (Zoom)
🌹Wednesday, 5/17 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): What is DSA? (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Wednesday, 5/17 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): DSA SF + East Bay DSA Social (In person at Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro Street)
🌹Friday, 5/19 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Saturday, 5/20 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.): El Golpe: Book Discussion with Rob McKenzie (Zoom)
🌹Saturday, 5/20 (3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.): Socialist Housing Organizing Project (SHOP) (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Sunday, 5/21 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): AfroSocialist Slow Book Club: Black Marxism (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Tuesday, 5/23 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Stop San Francisco’s Racist War On the Poor Rally (City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place)
🌹Wednesday, 5/24 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Troublemaking: Why You Should Organise Your Workplace Book Discussion (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Thursday, 5/25 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Tech Worker Meetup (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Saturday, 5/27 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
🌹Saturday, 5/27 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Sock Distro (Meet in person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)
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! Sign up here!
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 against the landlord class, in San Francisco and beyond. Join your neighbors in the tenant organizing movement by joining our slack channel #Tenant-Organizing!
East Bay and SF DSA Social at Anchor Public Taps
DSA SF will be hosting a cross-bay social at the Anchor Stream Public Taps at 495 De Haro Street tomorrow, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. with East Bay DSA! Come hang with your fellow comrades from the East Bay and enjoy some union-made brews. RSVP here!
Join the Tenant Organizing PWG for the First Session of Our Socialist Housing Organizing Project (SHOP)!
Please join us on Saturday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m. at the DSA SF office at 1916 McAllister for the first module of this 3-part workshop to build DSA SF’s tenant organizing capacity and plug folks into autonomous tenant organizing efforts in the city. In our sessions, will discuss a socialist perspective on housing, current tenant rights in the city, and collaborate with seasoned TANC (Tenant and Neighborhood Councils) organizers on learning direct action strategies.
The first module focuses on A Defense of Housing’s first chapter “Against the Commodification of Housing,” as well as Tenants in Movement Reader’s “Tenant Power is Proletarian Power” which are both available in our RSVP link below!
AfroSocialist Slow Book Club: Black Marxism
Please join DSA SF’s AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Committee at our Slow Book Club gathering on May 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister. We will be covering Chapter 3 of Black Marxism by Cedric Robinson, and intend to cover approximately one chapter per month.
Book Talk with Visiting Organizers from London
Two comrades from London are visiting SF on a tour discussing their new book, Troublemaking: Why You Should Organise Your Workplace. Lydia Hughes and Jamie Woodcock have been organizing with gig workers in the UK for the past decade, and will be discussing their work on May 24th at 6:30 p.m. at 1916 McAllister Street.
The culmination of years of conversations on picket lines, in community centers, and in union offices, with workers in Britain, the US, India, Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, and across Europe, Troublemaking brings together lessons from around the world. Precarious workers like waste collectors in Mumbai show that no worker is “unorganizable,” and cleaner organizing at LSE and St Mary’s hospital in London and Sans-papier workers in France indicate that demanding more at work can lead to big wins. Struggles like The Water Wars in Cochabamba, Bolivia show how we can use our power beyond the workplace.
RSVP below to attend!
Tech Workers Meetup (Session 2)
On Thursday, May 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister, the DSA SF Labor Working Group is hosting our second session in our monthly series of 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.
For this upcoming meeting we are pleased to welcome Valentina Luketa, an organizer with United Electrical Workers (UE) who will be giving a short talk on the UE rank and file model of organizing tech.
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 here.
Powerlands Film Screening
The Ecosoc Committee, the Education Board, and an Indigenous comrade welcome you to join us at 1916 McAllister for an outdoor film screening of Powerlands on June 4th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
🍿Doors will open at 7 p.m. A brief introduction to the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The screening begins at 7:45 p.m. and lasts 75 mins. A 30-minute community discussion will follow the film. The film is in Zapotec, Blaan, Visayan, Wayuunaiki, Diné, Spanish, and English, with English subtitles. This is a sober event.
Powerlands is a film about the extractive nature of both the usual polluting suspects and the so-called “green energy” movement, a colonizer “new deal” which often exploits Indigenous peoples and lands. Powerlands follows the trail of extractive industries that have exploited the land where the director, Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso, was born and around the world. Over the course of the documentary, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home, and underscores that an Indigenous socialism must be driven by consent and care.