DSA Members Stand Up Against Trump

DSA's membership has increased dramatically since the election, as great numbers of people have sought out both alternatives to centrist Democratic policies and new avenues for resisting Trump. That resistance could readily be seen in DSA actions on inauguration weekend, as members joined #DisruptJ20 protests, demonstrated at the Women's March on Washington, recruited new members, and more. Derek Robertson's recent piece, "We Can't Take this Sitting Down: A Socialist Group's Moment of Resistance," interviews and follows DSA members as they meet, protest, and explain the urgency that has driven them to take a stand. 

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Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
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Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
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Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.