Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus

AFROSOC advocates for and builds power with DSA’s Black/POC membership and their communities. We pursue this work to help build a multiracial working-class base, the only viable strategy for securing a socialist future.

Through public and internal education and agitation, we aim to continue the legacy of the Black radical tradition, as well as the radical traditions of other oppressed minorities. Our goal is to act as a network that will support and develop non-white DSA members as leaders in the organization.

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AFROSOC’s most recent efforts include:

  • Afrosocialists Training: Generously funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, the caucus hosted its first training in NYC for 45 DSA members nationwide in 2017. Members of DSA’s national training team led modules focused on socialist organizing, leadership development and campaign strategy.
  • A presentation for the students at NYC’s City as a School, “Walk It Like We Talk It: The Lifecycle of a Jordan Sneaker.” We facilitated a discussion about sneaker production under capitalism and worker co-ops.
  • Black History Month 2018: In celebration of Black History Month, AFROSOC assembled a public education program for fellow DSA members and the general public. The caucus put on one event per week. These included: a discussion on decolonization and immigration featuring Wendi Muse (Left POCket Project) and Kazembe Balagun (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung); a screening of the Lorraine Hansberry documentary Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart; and a panel on gentrification featuring tenant organizers Wanda Salaman, Anderson Fils-Aime, Robert Robinson, and Chris Colon.
  • Happy Hours: We created the caucus as a result of the first AFROSOC happy hour. We believed that such an event would combat the discomfort and frustration Black/POC members were facing in our majority-white organization. The caucus encourages all DSA’s chapters to organize their own AFROSOC happy hours. So far AFROSOC Happy hours have taken place in: New York City, Atlanta, LA, Boston and New Orleans.

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For more information, email afrosocdsa@gmail.com

July 2018 NPC Live Stream

July 21, 2018

July 21-22 is the fourth meeting of the current National Political Committee, taking place in New York, NY. DSA members can watch a livestream of the meeting, which will be put online in real time.

The Saturday session will be livestreamed beginning at 9AM ET/8AM CT/7AM MT/6AM PT and ending at 6PM ET/5PM CT/4 PM MT/3PM PT. The Sunday session will be livestreamed beginning at 9AM ET/8AM CT/7AM MT/6AM PT and ending at 2PM ET/1PM ET/12PM MT/11AM PT.

This stream will be limited to DSA members. To check that every person interested in watching is up-to-date with their dues, we ask that you RSVP for access to the livestream.

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New Member Call, July 22

July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018

9pm ET/8 CT/7 MT/6 PT

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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.

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Talking About Socialism: Create Your Own Rap

July 25, 2018

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9pm ET/8pm CT/7pm MT/6pm PST

This workshop is for those who have already had an introduction to democratic socialism, whether from DSA’s webinar or from other sources. Prepare for conversations about socialism that happen when you table or canvass. Join Steve Max, a founder of the legendary community organizing school, the Midwest Academy, to practice talking about socialism in plain language. Create your own short rap. Use your personal experience and story to explain democratic socialism. 

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New Member Call, August 12

August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

7:30pm ET/6:30 CT/5:30 MT/4:30 PT

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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.

Questions or Comments? Contact: 

info@dsausa.org

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