- Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM
- UNITE HERE Local 11 in Los Angeles, CA
- Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
The next Finance & Fundraising meeting is this Thursday at 7pm on zoom. Please join and help shape the financial future of the chapter!
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- Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
- UTLA in Los Angeles , CA
DSA-LA’s Political Education Committee is proud to present Imperialism: A Study Series. Borrowing the structure from last year’s highly successful Class on Class, and building on key concepts introduced therein, this series examines the relationship between imperialism and capitalism as articulated by leftists thinkers from the 19th century through today.
Imperialism: A Study Series is comprised of four modules, each distinct but expanding on the content provided by the others. Each module features a selection of readings and initial discussion questions, as well as an in-person class component where a short presentation is followed by ample opportunity to discuss, dissect, and debate concepts covered in facilitated group conversations.
We hope that this series is welcoming to those curious about socialism and the historic, systemic violation of equality between proletarians around the world. Political education should not just act as a doorway to united class struggle, but a site to return to again and again for guidance in our organizing. Whether this is your first or fortieth time reading Lenin, we invite you to join us in conversation to understand, critique, and ultimately end imperial power relations.
Is Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism?: The trajectory of British capitalism and leftist debate on pre-WWII theories of imperialism
Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 7 to 9 p.m.
United Teachers Los Angeles / 3303 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Written during World War I, Lenin’s landmark text, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, became a central reference point for twentieth century debates on the nature of imperialism. Core to Lenin’s thesis was an assertion that capitalism became capitalist imperialism when fundamental characteristics of capitalism changed. With attention to historical context, this module is designed to introduce readers to these initial terms of debate, raise questions around the trajectory of British capitalist imperialism, and ensure consideration of the ideologies of imperialism—including the imposition of a racial social classification of the world population.
The other three modules in this study series include:
+ America’s Ascent as an Imperial Power. Oct. 2nd, 2019: RSVP
+ The National Question. October 17th, 2019: RSVP
+ Imperialism Today. October 30th, 2019: RSVP
Join a broad youth-led climate coalition to march for our demands: that the government declare a climate emergency and initiate a plan to deal with the climate crisis. You don't have to be young to raise a ruckus with us. This event kicks off a week of climate action around the world, culminating in another strike on September 27.
- Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
- UTLA in Los Angeles, CA
- Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM
- Koreatown/Mid-City - RSVP for details in Los Angeles, 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
- Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
- UTLA room 816 in Los Angeles, CA
First hour: committee business
Second half: we will join a forum with electrical union workers and other climate groups
After the meeting: we will carpool to the XRLA SoCal Social
- Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM
- Griffith Park (near merry-go-round) in Los Angeles, CA
After our Climate Justice committee meeting wraps up ~4:30pm, we will carpool to Griffith Park to join Extinction Rebellion and a coalition of climate groups for a vegan potluck and hangout.
- Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM
- Ground Game LA in Los Angeles, CA
Join us for the next Housing & Homelessness Committee meeting, where we'll have another work session to finalize our outreach plans to tenants in expiring affordable housing, discuss potential political education events, and continue to strategize around how to oppose the anti-homeless apartheid law 41.18 (which limits where people sit, lie, and sleep to far removed parts of the city).
- Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM
- Ag Lago, then Pershing Sq. in Los Angeles , CA
Join Food Not Bombs in solidarity every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to prepare delicious vegan stew for the communities of Pershing Square and Skid Row.
The cook takes place in Silver Lake until 6:30.
Then the team heads over to Pershing Sq. to serve food around 7:00 p.m.
Around 8:00 p.m, volunteers typically go on to serve food at Skid Row, at 6th and Wall.
Volunteers can jump in at any point.
For more information on LA Food Not Bombs, or on how to start a chapter in your own community: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Los-Angeles-Food-Not-Bombs-166038953457132/about/?ref=page_internal