Upcoming Events

All listings are official events hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles unless otherwise noted.

  • Healthcare Canvass in Atwater Village!

    Most people know how important fixing our healthcare system is but not everyone knows the fight for Medicare for All has already begun -- come canvass in Atwater Village and make a difference in getting out the word and letting area residents know they're not alone in wanting a better world. All the training you'll need starts at 10am but if you've canvassed with us before we'll be starting door to doors at 11.
  • Join us for quick committee updates on new campaigns and projects then a work party to plan our upcoming event with Alex Vitale.
  • Socialist Feminist Education Group Meeting

    Join the Socialist Feminist Education Group to talk about race and socialist feminism. How do socialists talk about race? How does a socialist and feminist understanding of race influence our priorities and our work? We'll be reading a variety of excerpted texts which offer an introductory understanding of these topics. All are welcome to attend and learn together! For access to the texts we'll be reading and the location address, please email socfem@dsa-la.org

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  • March for Justice to the Turkish Consulate

    The Armenian Genocide Committee calls upon all segments of our community to join together in a MARCH FOR JUSTICE on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12 pm from the Pan Pacific Park to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles as we continue to fight for justice and against the denial of the Armenian Genocide. Organizational leaders in Southern California call upon the Armenian-American community to remain vigilant and active as we continue to voice our collective demands for justice.

    It is our belief that our voices are most loudly and effectively heard when they are unified, and to that end, we proudly announce the continued cooperation of community organizations to organize and execute the commemorative activities and demands for justice for this year under the banner of the Armenian Genocide Committee (“AGC”) consisting of the organizations and entities listed below.

    Start Location: Pan-Pacific Park (7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
    End Location: Turkish Consulate (6300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048)

    For bus locations and more information, visit March4Justice.com

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  • Putting Abolition Into Practice

    What does a world without Police or Prisons look like? How can we push beyond reforms and create truly restorative alternatives to punitive justice? Join us in discussion with the End of Policing author Alex Vitale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated. Free childcare will be provided.
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    Join DSA Los Angeles as we host a conversation with Our Revolution President Nina Turner and Candidate for California Lt. Governor Gayle McLaughlin.

    Nina Turner, the former Ohio Senator and national surrogate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during the hard fought 2016 Democratic presidential primary, is currently the president of Our Revolution, an organization created by Senator Sanders to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness.

    Gayle McLaughlin, the former Mayor of Richmond, California is currently the corporate-free independent candidate for California Lieutenant Governor endorsed by Our Revolution, 10 California Democratic Socialists of America Chapters, The Green Party of California, the Peace and Freedom Party, Ralph Nader, and many progressive organizations and individuals.

    The conversation will be hosted by comedian and author Jimmy Dore.

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  • DSA-LA Annual Convention

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    We're thrilled to announce the first annual DSA-LA Convention will take place on Saturday, April 28 at Friendship Auditorium! The DSA-LA Bylaws establish the Annual Convention as the highest legislative body of the Local — an opportunity for us to come together to reflect on the past year’s work, collectively refine our governing documents, and set priorities for the coming year.

    To that end, the Steering Committee opened a call for Proposed Amendments to our Local Bylaws and Organizational Priorities and Chapter Resolutions in advance of the Convention. They will be posted on our convention page by March 28th. 

    Child watch, lunch, and light refreshments will be available on site, and we will help coordinate carpools for those who need it.

    No one will be turned away from the event due to lack of funds, but donations ($15 suggested; $5 low-income; $30 for non-member observers), are strongly encouraged to help cover the cost of renting space large enough for a quorum of members. Everyone should fill out the complete registration form here: https://goo.gl/forms/eN8zA53o7rVK2GJO2

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  • Sustaining Socialism: A DSA-LA Fundraiser

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    Since November 2016, DSA-LA has transformed into a formidable force on the Left, engaging in powerful direct action against the Mayor, the Sheriff's Department, and ICE; launching a globally-recognized campaign against the Olympic Games; fighting for a public bank; canvassing for single-payer healthcare, rent control, and progressive electoral candidates; protecting the civil and human rights of our unhoused neighbors; changing brake lights to help people avoid the police; and much more.

    Through the labor and passion of our membership we have become a recognizable name not just in LA, but across the country. Help us keep the momentum going, and support our first official chapter-wide fundraiser. Every donation will fund more of the vital work we're doing to fight for a world that prioritizes people over profit.

    JOIN US AFTER THE DSA-LA ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR OUR FIRST CHAPTER-WIDE FUNDRAISER!

    You may donate online here, or at the door, to gain entry to the party on April 28.

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  • Housing & Homelessness Committee Meeting

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  • Socialist Walking Tour: Red Hill

    • Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    • Location TBD in Echo Park
    Join comrades and long-time leftists to tour and learn about the socialist histories grounded in the neighborhood most of us know as Echo Park--a neighborhood known as "Red Hill" and "Communist Gulch" during the 20th century, for the political activity and activists concentrated in the area.
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