Philly DSA Night School: Electoral Politics

When

October 23, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm

Where

Bennett Hall, UPENN, Room 231
3340 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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The next Night School will focus on the hot button issue of electoral politics.

Campaigns have proved hugely important for DSA, as our numbers and public profile have often grown around electoral successes: Bernie Sanders' primary run, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory in the New York congressional race, and the work surrounding our very own candidates Liz Fiedler and Kristin Seale.

Yet socialists have a long and contradictory history where this topic is concerned. As one of the only roads to power within the current capitalist state, the electoral arena has helped leftists implement major social reforms. But this path has also led to co-optation and the neutralization of political militancy.

Join us to discuss ways that electoral politics might advance—or compromise—our interests.

Readings

The Philly DSA Night School is intended as a forum for discussing thinkers, "-isms," and current trends in socialist politics. All meetings are free and open to the public, and are designed for all people regardless of previous experience. New members are always welcome.

We've now got a dedicated Night School page on the Philly DSA website, so stay tuned there for readings, dates, and other information!

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