RSVP YDS Summer Conference Aug 8-11!

Join us for our annual summer retreat for a weekend filled with socializing with other young socialists, participate in theory and skills-based workshops, and determine and vote on our national campaigns!

We’re featuring brand new programming for the Summer Conference for new and veteran YDS’ers, along with some Summer Conference classics:

  • Bring Your Own Workshop: That’s right, you can now suggest a workshop for the YDS Summer Conference. Share your knowledge and expertise of Socialist Feminism, History of the Labor Movement, Ecosocialism, Democratic Socialism, Social Media Strategies, and more. Suggest a workshop you’d like to speak on today by clicking here; deadline June 21st!
  • Workshopping Chapters: Get individual attention for your chapter to assess its development with advice from seasoned organizers on leadership, recruitment, and campaign planning specific to your chapter and community!
  • Anti-Oppression Caucuses & Ally Groups: Share your experiences and strategies for combating oppression; each caucus has a respective ally group; caucuses include Self-identified Women’s Caucus, People of Color Caucus, LGBTQ Caucus, & Working Class Caucus.
  • Vote for the next Coordinating Committee & Activist Agenda Item: Participate in our democratic election of new leadership for the Coordinating Committee and determine our next national campaign!
  • Free Housing & Travel Scholarship Opportunities:  We will provide free housing in DC, and if you're traveling we will have an option on the registration page to apply for a travel scholarship to subsidize your travel costs.

RSVP today to keep updated when the Official Registration Page goes live!

WHEN
August 08, 2013 at 6pm - August 11, 2013
WHERE
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC 20008
United States
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CONTACT
Jackie Sewell · · 212-727-8610
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DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

April 24, 2017
· 46 rsvps

DSA is in the process of forming a Queer Socialists Working Group. This call will cover a discussion of possible activities for the group, its proposed structure, assigning tasks, and reports on the revision of DSA's LGBT statement and on possible political education activities. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

Introduction to Socialist Feminism Call

April 30, 2017
· 55 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
· 11 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.

 

DSA New Member Orientation Call

May 06, 2017
· 52 rsvps

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  2 pm ET; 1 pm CT; 12 pm MT; 11 am PT.  

Film Discussion: The Free State of Jones

June 11, 2017
· 18 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.