50th Anniversary

A three year project of the DSA Fund, marking the 50th anniversaries of Michael Harrington's The Other America, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the War on Poverty signed in to law by Lyndon Johnson. The project goal is to counteract widespread public misunderstanding regarding both poverty's cause and possible solutions, in order to promote broader class awareness and strengthen the social commitment to eliminating poverty in the United States.

Throughout 2012 DSA chapters organized public educational events about poverty. In 2013, chapters will mobilize for an August 50th anniversary March on Washington, as well as hold educational events throughout the year and work against the austerity agenda at the local, state and national level.

To find an event near you, check with your local DSA chapter. To find out more about organizing for the March in August, contact toa (a) dsausa.org. DSA members may request a full organizing guide from the national office.

Upcoming Events

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

April 08, 2015
conference call - RSVP for call-in information
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47 years ago this April, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while supporting striking Memphis sanitation workers.
 
Please join us this April for Ain't Scared of Your Jails: Lessons for Today from Racial Justice History, a national DSA conference call to discuss non-violent direct action organizing from the 1960s voting rights movement and lessons for anti-police brutality activism today.
 
Who:
Femi Agbabiaka, Chicago DSA, YDS Coordinating Committee
Duane Campbell, Sacramento DSA
Jack Suria Linares, Hamilton College YDS
Maria Svart, DSA National Director
 
What:
Facilitated discussion of the one hour segment “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails: 1960-61” from the Eyes on the Prize documentary series and lessons for racial justice activism today, after remarks from DSAers about their current work.
 
How:
Step 1: Register online to RSVP below and get the conference call information via email;
Step 2: We'll email you a link to watch the 1-hour film online, on your own time, before the call;
Step 3: Call in to the conference call and hear from DSA speakers, then discuss their remarks and the documentary with other DSA members from across the country!

Organized by the DSA Anti-Racism Working Group.
 
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