Rebirth and Renewal and Participatory Democracy in a Multicultural U.S.

Can't attend the full DSA convention? Here are some options for Friday and Saturday nights.



John Nichols - Washington correspondent for The Nation and author of The “S” Word, among other books

Catherine Tactaquin - Executive director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Steve Williams - Co-founder and former Executive Director of POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights) and founding member of LeftRoots

for an energizing evening of strategizing how to best build our movement!

Musical performance by Mario de Mira, aka Nomi from Power Struggle

Moderated by Maria Svart - National director of the Democratic Socialists of America

Friday, October 25, 2013

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Humanist Hall

390 27th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

This free public event is part of the DSA national convention. Convention attendees do not need to RSVP. Others may RSVP here.

Bring your copy of The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism to get it signed by John Nichols!


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David Bacon, immigration writer and photojournalist for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect


Tom Hayden, veteran of Students for a Democratic Society and former CA state senator

will speak on

Rebuilding Participatory Democracy in a Multicultural U.S.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

6:30 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner with comedy by Nato Green

Hilton Garden Inn

1800 Powell St.

Emeryville, CA 94608.

Those attending the DSA national convention do not need to purchase a ticket because it is included in the convention registration price. Tickets may be purchased here.

How to Run a Canvass Training

March 18, 2018

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March 18th, 2018 - 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

At this training, we'll be running through the basics of how to set up a Medicare for All canvassing campaign in your chapter. Canvassing is a foundational political skill, and one that will help build DSA's political capacity to fight for socialism now and going forward. This training will include a "Rap Training," where we'll be going over in a bit more detail the Medicare for all door-knocking rap so as to get people comfortable with talking about the need for single-payer healthcare.

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Talking About Socialism Webinar

March 25, 2018

This training is at 7:00 pm ET, 6:00 pm CT, 5:00 pm MT, 4:00 pm PT

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Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources. Questions? Contact Theresa Alt <> 607-280-7649.

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