Upcoming Events

  • March for Public Education: #StrikeReady

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    • Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA

    Note: We will be meeting up at the east side of Grand Park around 180 N Spring St., right across from City Hall.

    Join the Democratic Socialists of America as we stand together with teachers, students, parents, and other community members in solidarity with public education!

    The current contract bargaining between public school teachers and LAUSD is more than just about negotiating for better health care, it's about Los Angeles making a decision about the future of its education system. 

    One one side there are school teachers and families advocating for a new campaign of reinvestment in our public schools, giving them the resources to create thriving educational environments that are fully staffed and capable of meeting the needs of our children.

    On the other side there is the charter-boosting majority on the LAUSD school board and their chosen superintendent, hedge fund manager Austin Beutner. These predatory capitalists seek to break our publicly owned school system down into multiple privately managed "portfolio districts" and continue the harsh austerity program that is suffocating public education in LA.

    DSA-LA knows what side its on, do you?

  • Housing & Homelessness Committee Retreat

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM
    • SAJE in Los Angeles, CA
    Housing and Homelessness Committee's year-end retreat in which we reflect on our organizing accomplishments for 2018 and our plan for 2019. New members welcome!
    We'll be enjoying a potluck together beforehand, at the same location from 1-2 p.m.
  • Agit Prop Committee Meeting

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM
    • Location in Los Angeles, CA
  • PolEd Meeting + Holiday Social & Book Exchange

    • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    • Location in Los Angeles, CA

    It's been a big year for the Political Education Committee - join us for our last gathering of 2018!

    From 3-5pm we'll meet to cover committee business (including a vote on the topic of our next study series).

    From 5-7pm we'll toast the end of the year together at a holiday social + leftist book exchange! New and long-term members are invited to join us to eat treats, drink drinks, and share books, reading recommendations, and good cheer.

  • DSA-LA 101

    • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:15 AM
    • RSVP for Location

    For members both new to and experienced within DSA-LA, it’s critical for us to understand and discuss the societal transformations we hope to win. This introductory training provides participants the language to talk about root causes of oppression and key crises facing our world.  Additionally, participants will have an interactive opportunity to learn about the foundational values of DSA-LA and how it functions. Everyone who attends, whether this is their first or fifty first DSA activity, will come away a series of next steps for their engagement in the chapter. Recommended materials: pen and paper

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  • Electoral Politics Committee Meeting

    Discuss local and national DSA campaigns and elections, and work towards electing our own candidates here in LA!

  • Predictive Policing Teach-In

    In anticipation of the Inspector General’s audit and potential expansion of racist Predictive Policing, SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting) and LASER (Los Angeles Strategic Extraction and Restoration) programs, the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is leading this workshop about data driven policing, specifically looking at the Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program (CNAP) that uses LASER to evict community members and assist gentrification.

    Bringing together members of White People 4 Black Lives, DSA-LA's Housing and Homelessness and Prison Abolition Committees, and NOlympics Working Group, we will share knowledge and build power to mobilize around the dismantling of these programs used to target, displace, contain, and disrupt communities.

  • Desert Salon

    • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM
    • Location in Lancaster, CA
    Join us for the first monthly meeting of the Desert Salon: a reading and discussion group for all things socialist, feminist, queer, and beyond. We'll be discussing Feminism Against Capitalism and The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House
  • Communications Committee Meeting

    • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
    • RSVP for address

    To uplift our work and protect our organization from co-option and irrelevance, we must develop an informed media strategy. Join the Communications Committee to help us amplify our political message! We will be organizing projects in the following areas:

    Social Media
    Press Outreach
    Graphic Design
    Event Branding/Planning
    Web Development
    News Writing
    & more!

    Note that the first hour of this meeting will be spent on discussion and brainstorming, and the second will be a working session to get people started on a few key projects (social media team, improvements to the website, and the Thorn newsletter – modeled after NYC DSA's newsletter of the same name).

  • Immigration Justice Committee Meeting

    • Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM
    • TBD - RSVP for updates
    The Immigration Justice Committee will be holding an in-person meeting on Monday, Dec 17th @ 7pm. We'll be discussing reportbacks on organizing efforts with the Central American refugee exodus, Power-mapping #AbolishICE, updates to Rapid Response trainings, and more!