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.

Introduction to Socialist Feminism Call

July 20, 2017
· 72 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? One hour. 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT.

DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

July 27, 2017
· 36 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 18 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
· 19 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.