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DSA Webinar: Building Healthy Diverse Chapters (7pm Eastern)

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

We all want our chapters to be diverse and attractive, but how do we get there?

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

NOTE: This training is at 7:00pm Eastern. The same training takes place later at 9:00pm Eastern. Please RSVP for the webinar that works best for your schedule.

Instructors:

  • Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy.

In Building a Healthy Chapter you will learn how to:

  • Get new people to come back after their first or second meeting.
  • Develop a healthy culture in your group that is both professional and fun.
  • Examine assumptions about people different from yourself so you can create a space that is accessible to all ages, colors, genders and gender identities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Avoid being dominated by one or two people, who are either cranky, or cliquey, or just talk too much.
  • Take specific steps that will make your chapter's culture more professional, friendly, effective, and welcoming to new people.

Training Details

  • Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • Workshops will be via free webinar, so you need a computer with internet access. Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone conference call.
  • Your computer must have microphone and speakers, or you can follow along on the phone via conference call, but you will have to pay for any long distance charges.
  • You can participate in every one, since each workshop builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • Workshops will generally be the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time and repeated at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern Time.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 40 hours in advance.
  • NOTE: This training is scheduled for 7:00pm Eastern Time (6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, 4pm Pacific).

DSA Webinar: Building Healthy Diverse Chapters (9pm Eastern)

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 09:00 PM · 5 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

We all want our chapters to be diverse and attractive, but how do we get there?

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

NOTE: This training is at 9:00pm Eastern. The same training takes place earlier at 7:00pm Eastern. Please RSVP for the webinar that works best for your schedule.

Instructors:

  • Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy.

In Building a Healthy Chapter you will learn how to:

  • Get new people to come back after their first or second meeting.
  • Develop a healthy culture in your group that is both professional and fun.
  • Examine assumptions about people different from yourself so you can create a space that is accessible to all ages, colors, genders and gender identities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Avoid being dominated by one or two people, who are either cranky, or cliquey, or just talk too much.
  • Take specific steps that will make your chapter's culture more professional, friendly, effective, and welcoming to new people.

Training Details

  • Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • Workshops will be via free webinar, so you need a computer with internet access. Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone conference call.
  • Your computer must have microphone and speakers, or you can follow along on the phone via conference call, but you will have to pay for any long distance charges.
  • You can participate in every one, since each workshop builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • Workshops will generally be the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time and repeated at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern Time.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 40 hours in advance.
  • NOTE: This training is scheduled for 9:00pm Eastern Time (8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific).

Drop Student Debt Webinar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 08:00 PM · 6 rsvps
Webinar - RSVP for sign-in information

Want to learn more about the Drop Student Debt campaign? On this call, we'll review the basics of the campaign and give you the skills you need to use the Drop Student Debt petition to educate the public about the student debt crisis. You'll also learn how to increase the visibility of your DSA chapter (or recruit people to help start a chapter) in the process. The webinar is also relevant to YDS chapters doing campus organizing.

This webinar takes places at 8pm Eastern Time, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific. RSVP to receive webinar sign-in instructions.


April DSA New Member Orientation

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 08:00 PM · 4 rsvps
DSA April New Member Orientation Call - 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 5 PM PT

You've joined DSA - great!  Now join us on this New Member Orientation Call to learn about who we are and what we do - and, most importantly, how you can get involved.


Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM · 13 rsvps
in your local community

DSA's Socialist Feminism Commission is organizing our participation in the National Network of Abortion Funds Bowl-A-Thon fundraisers throughout the month of April. These bowl-a-thons raise money for poor women to access safe abortions.

DSA and YDS chapters are organizing 6-8 person teams, or you can organize your own, or you can join a team in your community as a "free agent" bowler.

Teams pick puntastic names (Bowlsheviks, Red Strikers, Roll v Wade, etc.), set a group fundraising goal and fundraising pages through the national Network, and start spreading the word.

Socialist feminists know that women deserve free abortion on demand, a full range of culturally appropriate reproductive health care and family services and an economic system allowing for full employment and compensation for caregiving of the elderly and young. "Reproductive justice" is a concept that moves beyond the notions of "choice" and "rights." It links the calls for reproductive choice (a woman's right to control her own body) to the broader issues of economic justice and human rights (creating conditions that enable people to have children, not only to not have them). Access to abortion is one small, but critical, part of reproductive justice. 

RSVP and the Socialst Feminist Commission will be in touch with details about how to register or join a DSA or YDS team.

NOTE: April 30th is not the event date - bowl-a-thons happen on different dates in different communities, and we will put you in touch with your local event once you RSVP.

 


Recruiting New Members to DSA

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 07:00 PM
DSA webinar

You can help your chapter grow, one recruit at a time, but steadily.

The webinar is at 7:00 pm Eastern Time and is repeated at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. 

More information will follow. 


Electoral Activism

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 07:00 PM
DSA webinar

Elections are moments when power can change hands. Help make the change happen.

The webinar is at 7:00 pm Eastern Time and is repeated at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. 

More information will follow. 


Getting More Members Involved Through One on One Conversations

Monday, June 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM
DSA webinar

One-on-one conversations are key to bringing new people into DSA and bringing new DSA members into leadership roles.

The webinar is at 7:00 pm Eastern Time and is repeated at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. 

More information will follow. 


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DSA Webinar: Building Healthy Diverse Chapters (7pm Eastern)

April 21, 2014 · 6 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

We all want our chapters to be diverse and attractive, but how do we get there?

Join us for our latest organizing training for democratic socialist activists: DSA’s (Virtual) Little Red Schoolhouse.

NOTE: This training is at 7:00pm Eastern. The same training takes place later at 9:00pm Eastern. Please RSVP for the webinar that works best for your schedule.

Instructors:

  • Steve Max, DSA Vice Chair and one of the founders of the legendary community organizing school, The Midwest Academy.

In Building a Healthy Chapter you will learn how to:

  • Get new people to come back after their first or second meeting.
  • Develop a healthy culture in your group that is both professional and fun.
  • Examine assumptions about people different from yourself so you can create a space that is accessible to all ages, colors, genders and gender identities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Avoid being dominated by one or two people, who are either cranky, or cliquey, or just talk too much.
  • Take specific steps that will make your chapter's culture more professional, friendly, effective, and welcoming to new people.

Training Details

  • Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • Workshops will be via free webinar, so you need a computer with internet access. Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone conference call.
  • Your computer must have microphone and speakers, or you can follow along on the phone via conference call, but you will have to pay for any long distance charges.
  • You can participate in every one, since each workshop builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • Workshops will generally be the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Daylight Time and repeated at 9:00-10:30pm Eastern Time.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 40 hours in advance.
  • NOTE: This training is scheduled for 7:00pm Eastern Time (6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, 4pm Pacific).
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