We’ve got a lot coming up, including events on Palestinian solidarity, chapter endorsements, and a t-shirt design contest. Read on!
This Saturday at 1pm, our Political Education Committee is hosting a session on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement with Olivia Katbi Smith, DSA member and North America coordinator for the BDS Movement, to learn about the Palestinian struggle for liberation from settler colonial dispossession and apartheid. Make sure to register in advance. 🇵🇸
Next Wednesday at 6pm, our Electoral Committee is hosting a Pre-Endorsement and Candidate Meeting. It will include everything you need to know about our candidate endorsement process ahead of the 2022 election season. The Electoral Committee will present findings on candidates, districts, win-numbers and overall campaign viability. And candidates will join us to speak about why Philly DSA should endorse them! 🗳️
Here’s some helpful information about our next General Meeting on December 4 at noon:
And finally, (🥁drum roll🥁), during the General Meeting, we will be voting on our favorite designs for new Philly DSA merch! To do this, we need your help creating designs for t-shirts, pins, and more. If you're interested in contributing a design to the merch contest, please submit by December 1 through this form. The design does not need to be finalized or perfected in any way; a sketch or drawing are more than sufficient. Please tell your design-curious friends! 🧑🎨
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Red Rabbits and Socialist Organizing, tonight at 8pmJoin our Defund the Police Campaign and panelists from DSA chapters in Minneapolis, Chicago, NYC and DC to talk about direct action and engaging in mass movements.
Philadelphia Rent Control Coalition: Virtual Philly Tenant Power Weekend, November 12-13Join this virtual discussion on the state of housing and tenant organizing across Philly, mutual aid, organizing your block, and more!
Defund the Police Campaign Meeting, November 12 at 6pmDiscuss goals for the upcoming year, updates on the referendum in May and what to expect from canvassing, and personal stories of police interactions.
Happy Hour at Gojjo! November 12 at 7pmIf you're curious about DSA, looking to get more involved, or just want to hang out with other democratic socialists, come join us at Gojjo in West Philly.Socialism 101, November 12 at 7pmWhether you are brand-new to political education or might be interested in a refresher on the basics, this will be a deep-dive into the fundamentals of socialist political thought.
New Member Meeting, November 14 at 3pmLearn about the local and the many ways you can get involved!
Political Education Committee Meeting, November 14 at 6pmJoin to discuss ongoing events and plan the upcoming educational events.
Communications Committee Meeting, November 15 at 7pmContribute to our organizational communications, including our social media, website, and email bulletin (what you’re reading now!) 🐦
Housing Committee Open Meeting November 18 at 8pm Discuss our ongoing projects, such as our Stomp Out Slumlords tenant organizing campaign and the city-wide legislative campaign for rent control.
Our City Our Schools Coalition Rally, November 18 at 4pmWe're fighting to repair our toxic school buildings with input and oversight from every school community, and we need you with us! Join us outside the Board of Ed meeting (440 N Broad St) next Thursday as we #RingTheAlarm.
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Updates from the branches
BuxMont DSABucks Cancel Lunch Debt Coalition Meeting, November 12 at 5pmJoin this strategy session to discuss ways to end school lunch debt, specifically in the Bristol Borough School District. Check out this article on the campaign!
Socialism 101: “Democratic Socialism, explained by a democratic socialist,” November 15 at 7pmMeagan Day distinguishes democratic socialists from liberals and explains why our fights require a mass movement, not just winning a policy debate.
Delco DSADelco Reading Group, tonight at 7:30pmJoin us to read and discuss several articles on DSA electoral work. 📚
Delco General Meeting, November 16 at 7pmContinue discussions of campaigns and chapter business. All are welcome!
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This week in unions
To get involved: If you’re interested in supporting workers who want to organize, organizing your workplace, supporting workers and unions taking collective action, or in building relationships with rank and file union members and leaders, email [email protected].
What we’re reading
“You are crossing the picket line. I can’t ride with you.” -Detroit, Sorry to Bother You
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