DSA at Inauguration 2017

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20: Inauguration Day

Early arriving DSAers to Union Station can meet local leaders at the Shake Shack on the top floor of the station. Around 9:30 AM, the leaders will lead people to McPherson Square.  

At 10:00 AM, DSA will protest the inauguration. We will meet at McPherson Square by the CVS at the northwest corner of the square (1500 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005) along with other groups to stand against Trump during the inauguration. RSVP on Facebook here.

Closest Metro station: McPherson Square (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines) Closest bus stations:  K St NW & 15th St NW (Metrobus lines 3Y, 16Y, 80, D1, D4, and D6), I St NW & 15th St NW northbound and westbound/H St & Madison PL NW southbound and eastbound (11Y, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, P17, P19, S4, X2 eastbound, W13 northbound), H St NW & 16 St NW (X2).

Afterwards, from 4:00 [NOTE TIME CHANGE] until 7:00 PM, national DSA members will be meeting for dinner at Young Chow Asian restaurant (312 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003). Light food will be provided.

Closest Metro station: Capitol South (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines) Closest bus stations: Independence Ave SE & 2nd St SE eastbound/Pennsylvania Ave SE & 3rd St SE westbound (Metrobus lines 30N, 30S, 32, 36), E Capitol St & 3rd St (97)

At 8:00 PM we will attend Jacobin Magazine's anti-inauguration event at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St NW Washington, DC 20009). [SOLD OUT]

Closest Metro station: U Street (Green and Yellow Lines) Closest bus stations: U St NW & 13th St NW (Metrobus lines 90, 92, 96 and X3), 11th St NW & W St NW (64), 14th St & U St (52, 53, 54)

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(Credit: Colleen Tighe)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21: Women’s March

At 9:00 AM [Note Time Change!], DSA will join the Women’s March at the Ulysses S. Grant memorial (First St SW between Pennsylvania Ave SW & Maryland Ave SW). The memorial is directly west of the US Capitol building adjacent to the Capitol Reflecting Pool. We will have a large banner and will be wearing lots of red!

Closest Metro stations: Federal Center SW (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines), L’Enfant Plaza (Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange and Silver Lines), Judiciary Square (Red Line) Closest bus stations: Constitution Ave NW & 3rd St NW eastbound/Constitution Ave NW & 2nd St NW westbound (X1). 4th St SW & Independence Ave SW (Metrobus line P6), Independence Ave SW & 1st St SW eastbound/Independence Ave SW & Washington Ave SW westbound (30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39)

After the march, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, we will gather at Duffy’s Irish Pub (2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001). Light food will be provided.

Closest Metro station: U Street (Green and Yellow Lines) Closest bus stations: U St NW & Vermont Ave NW northbound and westbound / U St NW & 9th St NW  southbound and eastbound (Metrobus lines 90, 92, 96 and X3), Vermont Ave NW & U St NW (63), 11th St NW & U St NW (64), Georgia Ave NW & V St NW southbound/ Georgia Ave NW & W St NW northbound (70)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

At 3:30 PM at MLK Library (901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001:  Room A-5 in basement), DC DSA will hold their monthly chapter meeting for both DC members and out-of-towners.

Closest Metro stations: Gallery Place (Green, Yellow and Red Lines), Metro Center (Blue, Orange, Silver and Red Lines) Closest bus stations: 9th St NW & G St NW (Metrobus line X2), H St NW & 9th St NW (42, 80, P6, X2 and X9), 11th St NW & G St NW northbound /11th St  NW & F St NW southbound (42, 63, 64, P6, P17, P19, S4, and W13), 7th St NW & H St NW (70, 74 and 79)

After the meeting, we will gather for drinks and food at a nearby restaurant.

Then, at 7:00 pm, we will be going to Busboys and Poets - Brookland location (625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017) for a show by the group Street Fight Radio. [SOLD OUT]

Closest Metro station: Brookland-CUA (Red Line) Closest bus stations: Monroe St NE & 7th St NE (Metrobus lines 80, H1, H2, H3, and H4), Brookland-CUA bus station (80, G8, H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H8, H9, and R4)

 

WHEN
January 20, 2017 at 10am - January 22, 2017
WHERE
Washington, DC

Will you come?





LGBT Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future

April 01, 2017
· 66 rsvps

Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Peg Strobel, peg.strobel@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 30 rsvps

Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT. Here's a blog post about PHIT.

Introduction to Democratic Socialism

April 04, 2017
· 81 rsvps

Join Rahel Biru, NYC DSA co-chair, and Joseph Schwartz, DSA Vice-Chair, on this webinar for an overview of what we in Democratic Socialists of America mean when we talk about "socialism," "capitalism" and the goals of the socialist movement.  9 PM ET; 8 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 6 PM PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Joseph Schwartz, schwartzjoem@gmail.com.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

What Is DSA? Training Call

April 05, 2017
· 7 rsvps

If you're a new DSAer, have been on a new member call, but still have questions about DSA's core values/strategy/core work and how to express these ideas in an accessible way to the media, as well as to friends, family and others who might be interested in joining DSA, this call is for you. 

We will talk through the basics of DSA's political orientation and strategy for moving toward democratic socialism, and also have call participants practice discussing these issues with each other. By the end of the call you should feel much more comfortable thinking about and expressing what DSA does and what makes our organization/strategy unique. 8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT. 70 minutes.

Feminist Working Group

April 12, 2017
· 28 rsvps

People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the elections.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

DSA New Member Orientation Call

April 16, 2017
· 18 rsvps

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT.

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 10 rsvps

Join Victoria Bynum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, to discuss The Free State of Jones. STX Entertainment bought the film rights to Bynum's book of the same title. She also served as a consultant and appears in a cameo scene. What was the Free State of Jones? During the Civil War, an armed band of deserters led by Newt Knight, a non-slaveholding white farmer, took to the swamps of southeastern Mississippi and battled against the Confederacy in an uprising popularly known as “The Free State of Jones.” Joining Newt in this rebellion was Rachel, a slave. From their relationship, there developed a controversial mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended. View the film here for $6 before the discussion. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.