This summer Philly DSA’s Housing Committee will host a short training series on structured organizing. Over the course of a short series, we’ll learn about and practice basic organizing skills like: leader identification, mapping a workplace or apartment building, one-on-one conversations, meeting facilitation, and campaign escalation.
Structured organizing techniques are drawn from labor and tenant organizing, but have lots of useful crossover for other kinds of campaigns as well. This is a great opportunity to build your skills and comfort as an organizer, whether you’re planning to work on local electoral campaigns, organize at your school or your neighborhood block, help grow DSA’s membership, or want to get involved with the Housing Committee or Labor Branch.
Sessions will take place over Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm beginning June 14th and will run weekly through July 12th.
You can sign up here.
Please contact Kat Nelson [email protected] with any questions.
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Solidarity With Starbucks Workers Meeting, May 26 at 6pmJoin us for a debrief and discussion of Starbucks worker solidarity efforts!
Political Education Planning Session: Capital vol. 1, May 29 at 6pmWe're planning to bring back the Capital Volume 1 reading group, in-person. Join us if you'd like to help plan the meetings.
Venezuelan feminist tour visits Philly, May 30 at 5pmJoin Philly DSA and the DSA International Committee to hear from three Venezuelan socialist feminists about the ongoing revolutionary movements in VZ.
Philly DSA & Workers United Present: How You Can Get Involved in Cafe Worker Organizing!Join us for a presentation and Q&A about cafe worker organizing. We’ll cover ways you can get involved, how to recruit others, and the best ways to support city-wide cafe worker organizing.
Fundraiser: Send Philly DSA to the Labor Notes conference! June 3 at 6pmThis year’s Labor Notes conference is in Chicago, and we’re raising money to send a delegation from Philly DSA. The delegation hopes to expand its network of union leaders and rank-and-filers nationwide and return with insight to help shape the Labor Branch's strategies and initiatives. Come for drinks, food, a raffle, and good times!
Electoral Campaign Debrief, June 15 at 6pmJoin the Electoral Committee to debrief our campaigns on behalf of Paul Prescod, Rick Krajewski, and Elizabeth Fiedler. We'll talk about what went well, what went poorly, and what's next.
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Updates from the branches
BuxMont Virtual Socialist Social, May 27 at 7pmTopics include local issues and organizing for socialism in the suburbs, recent & upcoming branch projects, and maybe even a few rounds of Among Us or Jackbox!
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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].
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