🌹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 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Sock Distro (Meet in person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)

🌹Tuesday, 5/30 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.): Strike Ready Phonebank (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, 5/31 (8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.): Free Outdoor Screening of Harlan County, USA (In person at Jack Kerouac Alley)

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

🌹Friday, 6/2 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at the DSA SF office, 1916 McAllister)

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TODAY! They Don’t Speak for Us: Stop San Francisco’s Racist War on the Poor at City Hall Steps

Come stand with the Tenderloin Community at San Francisco City Hall today, 5/23, at 5 p.m. as we reject politicians’ racist, classist, and carceral response to the drug and homelessness crises in our city. Mayor Breed, Governor Newsom, District Attorney Jenkins, and members of the Board of Supervisors have tried to redefine public safety in San Francisco as the presence of more police on our streets. They attack the symptoms of poverty instead of seeking to transform the profit-driven system that produces it.

Their demands are about more and more of the City and State budget – our money – going towards SFPD and other police agencies which then result in the racist criminalization of our communities. These politicians do not speak for us! We are fighting for the guaranteed right to safe and dignified housing, living wage jobs, comprehensive healthcare services to address the public health crisis of addiction and overdose deaths, and community-led violence interruption programs as an alternative approach to improving public safety. Please attend the rally and sign the petition demanding that SF and California government fund and empower our communities, not police.

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.

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Tech Workers Meetup (Session 2)

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Organize your colleagues!
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
1916 McAllister, NOPA, SF

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

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The Ecosoc Committee, AfroSoc 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. The event location is not ADA accessible. There are three stairs to climb to get from the front of the office to the back two rooms and the backyard where the film screening will take place.

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.

Sign Up to Distribute Socks with Homelessness Working Group

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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!