This weekend marks the fifth annual Indigenous People’s Day in the city of Philadelphia, which sits on Lenni-Lenape land.
This weekend marks the fifth annual Indigenous People’s Day in the city of Philadelphia, which sits on Lenni-Lenape land. On Monday, October 11, Indigenous People’s Day Philly is hosting a celebration of art, music, and dance at Shackamaxon (Penn Treaty Park) with Indigenous artists, vendors, and Lenape guests. For more information, visit their website. See below for more events you can take part in this weekend leading up to Monday.
IPD Philly opposes the lawsuit against Mayor Kenney’s administration to restore the celebration of Columbus Day. They’re asking for signatures on a petition against this lawsuit and to ensure that Indigenous Peoples are included in further decision-making on related issues.
Please note, Philly DSA is not a cosponsor of these events.
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Structured Organizing Conversations Training, tonight at 6pmThe Member Engagement Committee will train you on how to have organizing conversations essential to labor, housing, and other deep-organizing work. RSVP
DSA National Housing Justice Commission Training, tonight at 8:30pmJoin the launch of the new training and development arm of the national commission. These skills will be invaluable to tenant organizing in Philadelphia. RSVPFall (of Capitalism) Fest, October 9 at 3pmCelebrate fall with Philly DSA at this family-friendly outdoor event! Events will include pumpkin painting and carving, face-painting, food, and games. RSVP
Green New Deal Commission Open Strategy Session, October 10 at 1pm at Lemon Hill Pavilion in Fairmount ParkContribute to the strategy of how Philly DSA conducts GND relevant campaigns, with an optional shared meal and social event after. RSVPSteering Committee Meeting, October 12 at 7pmJoin to hear the Steering Committee discuss issues related to the internal structures, campaigns, and procedures of our chapter. RSVP
Electoral Committee Open Meeting, October 13 at 6pmJoin for updates on questionnaires and endorsements, canvassing, and plans for the 2022 elections. RSVP
Political Education: Liberation Theology, October 13 at 7pmLiberation theology changed the politics of Latin America by merging Christian faith with socialist understanding of the world. Join us to learn this history with the host of the Liberation Theology podcast, Fr. David Inczauskis, SJ. RSVP
New Member Meeting, October 14 at 6:30pmAn introduction to Philly DSA for new members and people thinking about joining. Learn about the local and the many ways you can get involved! RSVP
Member Engagement Committee Open Meeting, October 15 at 6pmAn open meeting of the member engagement committee! Come help plan social events and trainings to help build community in the chapter. RSVP
Communications Committee Meeting, October 18 at 7pmDiscuss our bulletins, working on a new logo and merch, social media strategy, and more. RSVP
Racial Justice Committee Meeting, October 20 at 6pmJoin the work to promote multi-racial solidarity and build an anti-racist foundation in Philadelphia! RSVP
Housing Committee Meeting, October 21 at 8pmHear from guest speaker Dennis Culhane, a housing policy expert in homelessness organizing, and discuss ongoing projects including Stomp Out Slumlords tenant organizing. RSVP
Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, October 24 at 12pmJoin a special weekend edition of the Defund the Police Campaign. Discuss campaigns and come with any current events related to policing you'd like to chat about. RSVP
General Meeting, December 11 at noonJoin the Philly DSA membership to decide on the political direction of our organization. RSVP
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Updates from the branches
Delco DSAReading Group, October 14 at 7pmRead and discuss an essay published in Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. RSVPView all events
BuxMont DSANew Members Meeting, October 12 at 7pmLearn about the many ways that you can contribute to building a democratic socialist future in Bucks and Montgomery counties and beyond. RSVPView all events
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