New York Needs Bernie

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Let's celebrate and build the grassroots volunteer campaign bringing the political revolution to New York and the country!

RSVP from this page is required to reserve yourself a spot at the rally.

Special Guest: Jim Hightower

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Jim Hightower, one of the most prominent progressive voices in our country, was twice elected Agriculture Commissioner of Texas; National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Other confirmed speakers:

Carmen Hulbert, Co-founder of Latinos for Bernie and a retired member of Communication Workers of America (CWA--Newspaper Guild)

Maria Svart, National Director of Democratic Socialists of America

Jerome Thompson, a Communication Workers of America member fired by Cablevision because of his union activity and who is currently working as a CWA organizer. He is also a member of African-Americans for Bernie.

 

Co-sponsors:

NYC Democratic Socialists of America, The People for Bernie Sanders 2016, New York Labor for Bernie, Brooklyn for Bernie Sanders, The Bronx for Bernie Sanders, Left Labor Project, Manhattan for Bernie Sanders, Queens for Bernie Sanders, Staten Island for Bernie Sanders

Labor donated.

We expect a full house and urge you to RSVP promptly.

Paid for by Democratic Socialists of America (www.dsausa.org) Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 
WHEN
October 21, 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
SEIU 1199 Auditorium
310 W 43rd St
Auditorium
New York, NY 10036
United States
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Introduction to Socialist Feminism Call

April 30, 2017
· 78 rsvps

Join Philadelphia DSA veteran activist Michele Rossi to explore “socialist feminism.” How does it differ from other forms of feminism? How and when did it develop? What does it mean for our activism? 4-5:30pm ET, 3-4:30pm CT, 2-3:30pm MT, 1-2:30pm PT.

DSA Webinar: Talking About Socialism

May 02, 2017
· 36 rsvps

Practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Prepare for those conversations about socialism that happen when you table in public.

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

This training is at 9:00pm Eastern, 8:00pm Central, 7:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Alaska, and 3:00pm Hawaii Time. Please RSVP.

Instructor:

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

In Talking About Socialism you will learn to:

  • Have a quick response ready to go next time someone asks you about democratic socialism.
  • Create your own elevator pitch about democratic socialism and DSA.
  • Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism.
  • Think through the most important ideas you want to convey about democratic socialism.
  • Have a concise explanation of what DSA does, for your next DSA table, event or coalition meeting.

Training Details

  • This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA's webinar or from other sources.
  • If you have a computer with microphone, speakers and good internet access, you can join via internet for free.
  • If you have questions, contact Theresa Alt <talt@igc.org> 607-280-7649.
  • If you have very technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt <schmittaj@gmail.com> 608-335-6568.
  • Participation requires that you register at least 45 hours in advance, by midnight Sunday.

 

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 19 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.