DSA at the People's Summit 2017

***UPDATE: The Priority Deadline for registration has passed; you can go ahead and register now and we'll do our best to make sure you can attend, but we can't guarantee that you'll get a ticket.***

The People's Summit is a unique opportunity for DSA members to join allies in building social movement infrastructure for the long-term. We'll be joining National Nurses United, United Students Association, Food and Water Watch, People's Action, People for Bernie, and many more in Chicago from June 9th - 11th. Check out the event on Facebook, too.

We'll have a DSA Pre-Conference and Training on Friday June 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to improve your organizing skills and to meet other DSA members from across the country!

Program

Friday, June 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DSA Pre-Conference

Friday, June 9th (evening)
People's Summit begins with workshops and entertainment

Saturday, June 10th
People's Summit workshops, plenaries and entertainment

Sunday, June 11th
People's Summit events in the morning, DSA members travel home in the evening

Registration - Deadline May 1

The registration form has four parts:

  1. the registration for attending the People's Summit as a DSA member,
  2. the registration for attending the DSA Member Pre-Conference and Training during the day on Friday June 9th,
  3. the housing application, and
  4. the application to be on the DSA Host Committee for the Event.

Once you have completed our internal DSA form (above), you MUST also register for a ticket through the People's Summit using this form.

Scholarships

Housing Subsidy Application
Please note, we have very limited free housing and can subsidize some dorm rooms.

Childcare Subsidy Application
We do not provide on-site care. This is a limited scholarship to cover childcare back home.

Getting to the People's Summit Site

McCormick Place, which is located on 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, is the site of the People's Summit.

McCormick Place provides excellent directions on how to get there by motor vehicle and public transportation.

The venue is 1.25 hrs from Chicago O'Hare International Airport either by driving or public transportation. The closest L lines (the subway system) are the Green line's Cermak McCormick Place station and the the Red Lines's Cermak Chinatown station. Check out the Chicago Transit Authority's website to helpful tips on getting around.

Data Security for DSA Members

June 27, 2017

Ack! I googled myself and didn't like what I found!

WHAT: A DSA Webinar about "Doxing"
WHEN: 9PM EST, 6PM PST

We're proud of our organizing, and chapter work is transparent for both political and practical reasons. However, there are basic precautions you can take in this time of rapid DSA growth to protect your privacy.

Key Wiki is a website that meticulously documents DSA activity and posts it for the world to see. If you're an active DSA member, likely your name is on their website. This is an example of "doxing".

As DSA becomes larger, more visible, and more powerful, we might expect that more websites like this will pop up, and more of our members' information might be posted publicly on the web.

Join a live webinar on Tuesday, June 27 with data security expert Alison Macrina, to learn:

  1. what is doxing? with examples and ways to prevent it
  2. how to keep your passwords strong and your data secure
  3. where to find your personal info on the internet and how to get it removed
  4. social media best practices for DSA organizers
  5. what to do if you've already been doxed

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/9173276528

Call-in Info: +1 408 638 0968
Meeting ID: 917 327 6528

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 11 rsvps

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
· 8 rsvps

 

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.