It’s February 29, 2020. Krystal Ball is speaking to a packed First Unitarian Church to kick off our quarterly general meeting.
It’s February 29, 2020. Krystal Ball is speaking to a packed First Unitarian Church to kick off our quarterly general meeting. You’re laughing, cheering, sitting in a row with your friends and comrades, breathing all over them, coughing and sneezing without a care in the world—except for, you know, your boss, the American healthcare system, climate change, the Democratic Party, and something called “Pete Buttigieg.” Actually, you care about a lot of things, and you’re in the room that day because you think these problems can be solved, that there’s something you, your friends, and comrades can do about them, and it involves millions of people coming together in rooms like this, talking, sharing, breathing on each other, and above all else, organizing.
Now it’s March 21, 2021. You’re in your apartment or your bedroom or whatever, which you haven’t left in months except to work and get groceries, Marx’s theory of social reproduction extended to its logical endpoint. You haven’t breathed on anyone in a year. You’ve long since forgotten what a Pete Buttigieg is. (You’re pretty sure it was some kind of bug.) The past three meetings have been virtual, this one is too, and you’re not sure how many more will be. You’re waiting to hear back from the city about your vaccine. You’ve got all the same problems, plus a few more: are schools safe for our teachers? Is the minimum wage thing gonna pass?
And here you are, settling in again, for another Philly DSA general meeting, because the way to solve those problems is the same as it was a year ago: organizing.
General Meeting on March 21
Paul Prescod from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers / the Jacobin show / & the Labor Commission! New business! Committee updates! Draft agenda will go up March 5.
RSVP here to get the Zoom link. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday March 21 at 12:00 pm.
GM Dates & Deadlines:
Housing Committee Meeting Thursday, Mar 4 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Virtual
Steering Committee Meeting Monday, Mar 8 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
Racial Justice Commission Meeting Wednesday, Mar 10 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm | Virtual
Night School: The Civil Rights Movement Wednesday, Mar 10 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Virtual
Policy Committee Meeting Thursday, Mar 11 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
OCOS Committee Meeting Saturday, Mar 13 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Virtual
Green New Deal Commission Meeting Monday, Mar 15 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
Canvassing Committee Meeting Monday, Mar 15 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
New Members Meeting Tuesday, Mar 16 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Virtual
Marxism Reading Group: The Capitalist State Wednesday, Mar 17 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Virtual
Roberts Rules Training Thursday, Mar 18 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Virtual
Medicare For All Phone Zap Friday, Mar 19 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Virtual
March General Meeting Sunday, Mar 21 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Virtual
BuxMont DSA Electoral Working GroupSunday, March 7 | 2pm | Virtual
BuxMont DSA Political Education Reading GroupEvery Monday | 7pm | Virtual
BuxMont DSA New Members MeetingTuesday, March 9 | 7pm | Virtual
BuxMont DSA Bucks Tenant Solidarity MeetingWednesday, March 10 | 6pm | Virtual
Delco DSA Reading GroupThursday, March 11 | 8pm | Virtual
Delco DSA March Branch MeetingWednesday, March 17 | 7pm - 8:30pm | Virtual
St. Patrick's Day Socialist SocialWednesday, March 17 | 7pm | Virtual
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