GET UP Project

The Grassroots Economics Training for Understanding and Power is a series of DSA Fund popular education workshops arming activists and organizers with the knowledge, tools and skills to explain economics from the perspective of the 99% instead of the 1%. Why is poverty on the rise? Why is a low-wage economy unproductive? Who is behind the deregulation, tax-cuts, privatization and de-unionization of the last thirty years? What might an alternative economic model look like?

The GET UP Project prepares training materials, organizes trainings for activists and potential trainers and mentors its graduates as they work to train new activists. We work with individuals and organizations to achieve these goals.

Workshops are available on the following topics, though we are happy to customize trainings:

  • Higher education and student debt
  • Causes and outcomes of the financial crisis
  • Understanding key elements of neoliberal capitalism
  • Social market alternatives to neoliberal capitalism

To find a GET UP training near you, check with your closest DSA chapter. To inquire about organizing a training with coalition partners in your community or on your campus, email getup (a) dsausa.org. DSA members may request a full organizing guide from the national office.

See the PDF brochure for more info:

GET UP Overview

 

Upcoming Events

DSA Webinar: Researching Officials & Companies

December 06, 2014 · 6 rsvps
Webinar, RSVP required for sign in information

Are you facing an official -- elected or appointed? A corporation? Base your tactics on the real facts of the situation. Learn how to get the information that gives you the upper hand.

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

 NOTE: This training is at 3:00pm Eastern (2:00pm Central, 1:00 pm Mountain, noon Pacific). Please RSVP.

 Instructor:

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

 In Researching Officials & Companies you will learn:

  • § How to do detective work
  • § How to find a guilty party that advances your organizing
  • § What to look for before meeting with an elected official
  • § What to ask for
  • § Where to start
  • § What you can and can’t learn about corporations

 Training Details

  • § Workshops are free for any DSA member in good standing.
  • § If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.
  • § Or, you can follow the webinar visuals by internet but get sound via phone conference call, which may mean long distance charges.
  • § Or, you can request the slides as a PDF in advance and listen via phone.
  • § You can participate in every workshop, since each one builds on the previous ones, or just attend once in a while.
  • § Workshops will generally be on a Saturday each month from 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time.
  • § Participation requires that you register (RSVP)  at least 36 hours in advance.
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