Political Education Committee

The Political Education Committee is the group that spearheads DSA's political education work, aimed at both members and the broader public.

This involves:

    • creating and revising materials like flyers, pamphlets and information on the website;
    • developing and presenting webinars;
    • developing guides for chapters to carry on political education;
    • forming reading groups and new member ideological development in local areas; and
    • working with other committees to guide DSA's messaging in social media, graphics and video content.

YES! I'M INTERESTED

We need people with good knowledge of socialist theory and practice, people with writing and editing skills, people with skills in messaging and rhetoric, and people who know how to teach. If any or all of those things describes you, then help us out!

YES! I'M INTERESTED

DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

July 27, 2017
· 43 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
· 19 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.