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 New Member Orientation Call

February 25, 2017
· 54 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.  1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.  

What Is DSA? Training Call

March 07, 2017
· 56 rsvps

If you're a new DSAer, have been on a new member call, but still have questions about DSA's core values/strategy/core work and how to express these ideas in an accessible way to the media, as well as to friends, family and others who might be interested in joining DSA, this call is for you. 

We will talk through the basics of DSA's political orientation and strategy for moving toward democratic socialism, and also have call participants practice discussing these issues with each other. By the end of the call you should feel much more comfortable thinking about and expressing what DSA does and what makes our organization/strategy unique. 8 pm ET; 7 pm CT; 6 pm MT; 5 pm PT. 70 minutes.

Feminist Working Group

March 07, 2017
· 32 rsvps

People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the elections.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

LGBT Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future

April 01, 2017
· 14 rsvps

Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Peg Strobel, peg.strobel@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 22 rsvps

Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Rosa [Luxemburg]

May 31, 2017
· 35 rsvps

Join DSA member Jason Schulman to discuss the film Rosa, directed by feminist filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta. View it here at no cost before the discussion. Marxist theorist and economist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) played a key role in German socialist politics. Jason edited Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy and has a chapter in Rosa Remix. 9 ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT.