Upcoming Events

  • Night School: All for All - Fighting for Transformative Reforms in a Liberal System

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    • UTLA in Los Angeles, CA

    New and long-time comrades are invited to join a Night School series that engages with Bernie Sanders’s insurgent candidacy within the broader history of socialist strategies and perspectives on electoral politics. Each session features a brief, informal presentation followed by facilitated discussion designed to engage all levels and connect current events to foundational socialist concepts and debates. Comrades are encouraged (but not required) to review recommended readings linked below, aligned with the session topic detailed here. 

    Bernie is the only person running in the Democratic primary who is proposing universal programs — Medicare for All, College for All, and Housing for All, to name a few. This session asks us to consider why universal social programs are important, as opposed to the means-tested programs advocated by the Democratic establishment. We’ll also explore how, as socialists, these programs offer us the means to move beyond the goal of reforming capitalism, to the final goal of abolishing it. 

    Recommended readings:

    Reform or Revolution (Introduction, Chapter 5: The Consequences of Social Reformism and General Nature of Reformism, & Chapter 8: Conquest of Political Power), Rosa Luxemburg (1900)

    Targeted Social Programs Make Easy Targets by Meagan Day (Jacobin, 2018)

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  • DSA-LA for Nithya - February 1st Canvass

    • Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM

    Please fill out this form to RSVP for canvassing on Saturday, February 1st!

    This is for the Saturday canvass shifts across Los Angeles - pick the location that is more convenient for you! There are 2 different shifts! There is a morning shift at 9:30 A.M and an afternoon shift at 12:30 P.M! Please RSVP for the addresses! 

    We will begin each canvassing shift with check-in and some training for new canvassers and finish with a final check-in with canvass leaders back at the starting location.

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  • ART & SOCIALISM STUDY GROUP

    The Art & Socialism Study Group is a subcommittee of DSA-LA's Agit-Prop Committee. In these meetings we discuss socialist approaches to art and theory with the aim of strengthening our critical understanding of the art we consume and create, and allowing us to experiment and develop an artistic language that befits our current moment and movement. 
    We will be reading and discussing Stephen Duncombe's introduction to Verso Books' Cultural Resistance Reader. This short piece covers much of the same ground as the Stuart Hall essay we discussed back in September, albeit in more accessible language. 
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  • DSA-LA for Nithya - February 2nd Canvass

    • Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM

    Please fill out this form to RSVP for canvassing on Sunday, February 2nd!

    This is for the Sunday canvass shifts across Los Angeles - pick the one most convenient for you! There are 2 different shifts! There is a morning shift at 9:30 A.M and an afternoon shift at 12:30 P.M! Please RSVP for the addresses! 

    We will begin each canvassing shift with check-in and some training for new canvassers and finish with a final check-in with canvass leaders back at the starting location.

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  • If canvassing is the most important thing DSA-LA members can do to help get Nithya elected to our city council, then recruiting people for canvassing shifts is the second most important! Join us to reach out to DSA-LA members to let them know about their local canvass.

    We'll have the numbers you need to call and the script you need to say. Just bring a phone! And hang out with us as we watch the Iowa Caucus results roll in! RSVP and we'll update you with the location!

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  • February Labor Committee Meeting

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  • Hollywood Workers for Bernie - NoHo Hangout

    Hello Hollywood Workers!

    Do you work in the entertainment industry and support Bernie Sanders? Do you want to learn what you can do to help Bernie win the March 3rd California Primary? Do you want to learn more about the political issues the impact where we live and work? Do you want to help build the Left in Los Angeles?

    So do we.

    Come join other working-class entertainment workers who want to change Hollywood on February 6th at 7:00 P.M at Idle Hour in North Hollywood to learn more about Hollywood Labor, Bernie, DSA-LA, and more. 


    Since 2017, Hollywood Labor has held events featuring speakers from the #MeToo and TimesUp movement, IATSE 871, and The Animation Guild. We fight for a Hollywood that works for all workers to fight for a more fair, equitable, industry.

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  • DSA-LA for Nithya Happy Hour

    We'll be holding a happy hour for our Nithya campaign so folks can get to know each other and gameplan as we head into the final weeks of this election! Come by and chat with everyone else excited about the campaign!

    RSVP and we'll update you with the location!

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  • Climate Justice committee meeting

    • Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM
    • UTLA in Los Angeles, CA

    February committee meeting. Discussing future actions & campaigns.

     

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  • DSA-LA for Nithya - February 9th Canvass

    • Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM

    Please fill out this form to RSVP for canvassing on Sunday, February 9th!

    There are different canvass shifts across Los Angeles - pick the one most convenient for you! There are 2 different shifts! There are morning shifts at 9:30 A.M and afternoon shifts at 12:30 P.M at all locations! Please RSVP for the addresses! 

    We will begin each canvassing shift with check-in and some training for new canvassers and finish with a final check-in with canvass leaders back at the starting location.

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