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

🌹Wednesday, May 8 (6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): May Chapter Meeting (In person at Martin de Porres House of Hospitality at 225 Potrero Ave and on Zoom)

🌹Thursday, May 9 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Palestine Solidarity Working Group (Zoom)

🌹Friday, May 10 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, May 11 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Extreme Dean Door Knock Mobilization (Meet in person at the Panhandle on the corner of Baker and Fell)

🌹Sunday, May 12 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Jackie Fielder Campaign Mobilization (Meet at Holly Park)

🌹Saturday, May 11 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.): Tenant Organizing Movie Night: “Boom: The Sound of Eviction” (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Monday, May 13 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): Environmentalism From Below: How Global People’s Movements Are Leading the Fight for Our Planet (Zoom)

🌹Wednesday, May 15 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.): 📚What is DSA? (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Wednesday, May 15 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.): DSA Board Game Night! (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, May 18 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Jackie Fielder for D9 Supervisor Mobilization (In person at Holly Park)

🌹Saturday, May 18 (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Office Hours (In person at 1916 McAllister)

🌹Saturday, May 18 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.):Kickball(s) for Abortion Access (Location TBD)

🌹Saturday, May 18 (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.): Homelessness Working Group Platform / Education (In person at 1916 McAllister)

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

🇵🇸 Solidarity with Pro-Palestine Student Protesters for BDS 🍉

DSA SF stands in solidarity with university student protesters across the country occupying their campuses to demand their administration divest from companies complicit in the apartheid state of Israel.

Israel and the United States continue to perpetrate genocide and enforce apartheid upon the people of Palestine. Universities that use their endowment to invest in and support military contractors and Israeli companies are also complicit.

In response to these protests, universities have called on law enforcement to begin the forcible removal and arrest of students. DSA SF strongly condemns the arrest, suspension, or expulsion of any participating students.

Universities must meet the demands of their students – fully divest from the companies profiting from genocide, apartheid, and occupation in Palestine; institute academic boycotts and sever ties with Israeli universities; and drop all charges against student activists.

Universities and police have allied to support the US’s imperialist ambitions and Zionist settler colonialism. We must all play our part in fighting for a free Palestine.

To support our local student protests, check dsasf.org/events for ongoing mobilizations, and follow your local universities for turnout and donation asks!

Extreme Dean Door Knock Mobilization This Saturday (5/11)

We’ll be getting together for some door-knocking for Dean Preston’s campaign this Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. at the Panhandle on the corner of Baker and Fell. We’ve had great early momentum in the campaign and we refuse to cede to our billionaire-funded opponent, so come out and help us make our weekly field goals by chatting with your neighbors about what you like about Dean!

DSA SF Chapter Movie Night presents: Boom: The Sound of Eviction. Saturday, May 11th. Starts at 5:00 p.m. 1916 McAllister (at Lyon). Tenant Organizing Movie Night.

Tenant Organizing Movie Night 🎥 Boom: The Sound of Eviction

Join the DSA SF Tenant Organizing Working Group for our next movie night on Saturday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m. at 1916 McAllister! We’ll be watching Boom: The Sound of Eviction. While our city’s rulers and the fawning media celebrated the Dot-Com Boom of the ‘90s, the reality was different for thousands of tenants who were evicted or priced out. From the dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum to painful moments with evicted families at the other, this documentary features interviews with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action.

This event is free and open to the public, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Mobilize with Jackie Fielder! May 12th, Holly Park, 10AM, LFG. The Time is Now! For D9 Supervisor, @JackieFielder_

Mobilize with Jackie Fielder This Sunday!

Join the Jackie Fielder campaign for a mobilization this Sunday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m. at Holly Park. We’ll be getting out the word for Jackie’s campaign for D9 supervisor and talking to our neighbors about why she’s the best candidate for the job!

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 the next few weeks 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 this Wednesday, and elections will be held at the convention in June.
  • May 8th – May Chapter Meeting
    • This is the deadline to submit priority resolutions to steering
    • Bylaws amendments concerning voting at Convention must be read to the chapter for consideration at this meeting.
    • Annual reportbacks from all chapter bodies
    • Nominations close for Steering Committee and Grievance Officers
    • First reading on proposed bylaws amendments
  • May 16th – Deadline to notify all members of the upcoming convention
  • June 1st
    • Deadline to modify submitted priority resolutions
    • Deadline to submit chapter body charters with co-chair names
    • Deadline to update active member lists
    • Nominations open for leadership of proposed chapter bodies and priorities
  • June 15th and 16th – Chapter Convention!
    • Elections for Steering and Grievance Officers
    • Reportbacks from outgoing chapter priorities
    • Annual reportbacks from all chapter bodies
    • Vote on 2024-2025 Chapter priorities
    • Vote on proposed bylaws amendments
    • Ratify chapter body charters and body-elected co-chairs
    • Elections for priorities and all chapter bodies (except CCC)
    • Nominations open for CCC co-chairs
  • July 10th – July Chapter Meeting
    • Elect Priority Leads, CCC Co-Chairs, and all other chapter-elected co-chairs and board members
Kickball(s) for Abortion Acce$$. Where: SF Parks & Rec (field TBA). When: Saturday, May 18th at 1PM. Friendly fundraising competition, kickball tournament, snack bar, & prizes! dsasf.org/kickballs4abortion. Open to all neighbors who support bodily autonomy. 💚🏳️‍⚧️ DSA membership not required to participate. Sign up because you want to learn more about our org, because you want to support basic human rights for our Texas comrades, or just because you love kicking balls! All proceeds will be donated to Texas grassroots abortion funds Buckle Bunnies and Frontera Fund.

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!

Mark your calendars for DSA SF Spring Socials! 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 few 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! Our next event is a picnic 🧺 at Dolores Park on Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and we can’t wait to see you there!

Chapter Movie Night: Battle of Algiers. Friday, June 7. Starts at 6:00 p.m., 1916 McAllister St. RSVP: DSASF.org/Algiers

Chapter Movie Night: The Battle of Algiers 🍿

Join us for a film screening of “The Battle of Algiers,” which isn’t just a re-enactment of historical events but a powerful portrayal of the struggle for independence and the resilience of the occupied fighting against the occupier. It focuses on Algerian revolutionary fighter Ali La Ponte and his fight against the French occupation forces in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, from 1954 to 1957 during the Algerian War of Independence. This film showing is as timely as ever as the fight for liberation continues in Palestine. This film was directed by an Italian communist who led the anti-fascist resistance against Nazi Germany and also had an actual FLN leader play as one of the characters, making this one of the most classic anti-imperialist films to date.

Food and drinks will be provided. Masks are highly recommended.

DSA SF Convention 2024 Bake Sale, 10AM to 4PM, UNITE HERE Local 2 at 209 Golden Gate Ave, Saturday, June 15th, 2024

DSA SF Convention Bake Sale 🍰

We’re holding a bake sale fundraiser at our upcoming chapter convention on June 15th. If you’re interested in contributing to the bake sale, you can access the sign-up sheet here!

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.

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