How to Run a Film Discussion: Pride


Film discussions are a great way to talk about democratic socialism and make organizing connections in your community. You can do this with a group of friends, or host a larger event. And the British film Pride (2014) is a good choice to talk about queer organizing, workers’ rights, and solidarity in action. Check out some film discussion tips here.

The film is based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. 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.

As socialists, we are committed to democracy, justice, and liberation for all. And we understand how patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia are abetted by capitalism. Want to learn more? DSA has lots of great resources you can use! Listen to a history of LGBTQ activism here, and check out our statement on LGBTQI rights. Looking for organizing resources? Check out this queer liberation zine from San Francisco DSA, this tabling brochure from NYC DSA, and these downloadable signs. Want to do more? Get involved with our Queer Socialists Working Group or our Labor Working Group. And be sure to share these resources with friends!

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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