Upcoming Events

  • City Terrace Canvass for Jackie Goldberg for School Board!

    Los Angeles is at the forefront of a nationwide battle over the future of education. On one side, charter school advocates — with their billionaire backers — want to privatize our education system. On the other, parents, unions, and community members want to defend and expand every student’s right to a quality public school. The last Los Angeles Unified School Board election was the most expensive in U.S. history because the billionaires understand the importance of this race: the winner will either tip the majority in favor of privatizing education or improving our public schools.

    Now, with the resignation of charter-backed board member Ref Rodriguez, the upcoming special election can tip the scales back in favor of public schools. Enter Jackie Goldberg. For over thirty years, Goldberg has stood firmly on the side of working Angelenos as a community organizer, LA city councilwoman, and state assembly member, with unapologetic support of community schools. As socialists, we are proud to endorse her, and to start knocking on doors to get her elected!

    We're proud to work with Eastside Padres Contra La Privatización to host a bilingual canvass this Saturday in City Terrace Park. We'll meet at 9:30 a.m. sharp, do a quick training, and then start talking to voters about defending our public schools!

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  • DSA-LA 101

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    • Peace Center in Culver City, CA

    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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  • Echo Park Canvass for Jackie Goldberg for School Board!

    Los Angeles is at the forefront of a nationwide battle over the future of education. On one side, charter school advocates — with their billionaire backers — want to privatize our education system. On the other, parents, unions, and community members want to defend and expand every student’s right to a quality public school. The last Los Angeles Unified School Board election was the most expensive in U.S. history because the billionaires understand the importance of this race: the winner will either tip the majority in favor of privatizing education or improving our public schools.

    Now, with the resignation of charter-backed board member Ref Rodriguez, the upcoming special election can tip the scales back in favor of public schools. Enter Jackie Goldberg. For over thirty years, Goldberg has stood firmly on the side of working Angelenos as a community organizer, LA city councilwoman, and state assembly member, with unapologetic support of community schools. As socialists, we are proud to endorse her, and to start knocking on doors to get her elected!

    Join us this Sunday for our next canvass in Echo Park. We'll meet at 9:30 a.m. sharp, do a quick training, and then start talking to voters about defending our public schools!

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  • Desert Salon

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:30 PM
    • Location in Lancaster, CA

    Join us for the third meeting of the Desert Salon: a reading and discussion group in the Antelope Valley to exchange ideas and build community. We'll be discussing the Foundations of Feminism over February and March. February will be Foundations I and we're reading chapter 13 of Angela Davis's Women Race and Class and chapter 1 of Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex.

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  • Prison Abolition Committee Meeting

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    • Cafe Mak in Los Angeles, CA
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  • Immigration Justice Committee Mtg

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    • ZOOM ONLY

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/a8e74dc06f4e31aadc2040ba88984b7b

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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  • Political Education Committee Meeting

    Join PolEd to advance our mission to ground our work in a rigorous socialist analysis and offer ongoing opportunities to expand our collective understanding of socialist concepts, histories, and strategies.

    This meeting's agenda will include political discussion on the Giles Jaunes movement, brief committee business (including our upcoming Committee election), and dedicated time devoted to work on our Imperialism study series.

    In preparation for the portion of our meeting devoted to political discussion, we’re sharing the below article for comrades. But please come with your own questions around the Gilets Jaunes to discuss as well.

    The Gilets Jaunes and the Democratic Question by Samual Hayat (Viewpoint Magazine): This article interrogates the “opposition between a professionalized, partisan, conception of politics and a consensual citizenist one” and challenges readers to consider what it means to “deprofessionalize politics without eliminating its conflictual character” in the context of the Gilets Jaunes movement and beyond.

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  • Transit Mobility Subcommittee Meeting

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    • Email climatejustice@dsa-la.org for address
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  • Fair Workweek Panel and Press Briefing

    Retail workers in Los Angeles are subject to unfair and exploitative scheduling practices, which make it difficult for them to pay their bills and take care of their families. We need a comprehensive policy that will make sure our thriving retail economy provides reliable jobs for working families.

    Join Fair Workweek LA for an all day event featuring LA retail workers and experts including Anna Gassman-Pines (Duke University), Julie Vogtman (National Women's Law Center), Councilwoman Lorena Gonzalez (Seattle, WA), Janna Shadduck Hernandez (UCLA), Saba Waheed (UCLA) and Cecily Harwitt (One Pennsylvania, Philadephia). Some panelists will include DSA-LA members, so be sure to show up, show support, and learn about how you can make fair scheduling in Los Angeles a reality!

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  • Labor Committee Retreat

    The Labor Committee will be holding its annual retreat to review the committee's accomplishments over the past year and set goals for the upcoming one. Regular Labor Committee attendees as well as those interested in its program are encouraged to attend! Refreshments and food will be provided.

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