4,000 mental health care workers across the state are going on strike against the unfair working conditions at Kaiser Permanente - working conditions that stops mental health workers from doing their job and have led to intolerably long wait times for patients seeking care. What's at stake at Kaiser is more than just the wages and pension of health care workers, but whether or not a hospital can cut down on the quality of healthcare in order to save a couple bucks.
Join DSA-LA as we walk the line with Mental Healthcare Workers during the lunch hour and join in their opening strike rally. Let's show Kaiser that Los Angeles is watching, and we have the backs of our fellow workers!
- Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM
- FIG at 7th in Los Angeles, CA
We're joining Fair Workweek L.A. in standing with community members and workers to dance, hold signs, educate customers, and show solidarity to retail workers going through one of the more stressful times of year - the Holiday Shopping Season.
We'll be congregating in the 7th and Fig food court, and dancing to Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money." You can learn the dance here: https://youtu.be/nYYsyUTvwdI
Little shy to dance? No problem! We'll be also doing outreach and education, and could use as many comrades to help.
While Californians start to rebuild after some of the deadliest wildfires in the state's history, Chris Holden is already moving forward to help bail out PG&E. We can't afford to prop up private companies whose main concern are their stakeholders and not the citizens of California. We need community-owned energy that doesn't cut corners when it comes to safety and can respond to the threat of climate change. Join SoCal350, Food and Water Watch, and more to protest this betrayal of California's citizens and demand legislation that addresses climate change.
- Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
- Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA
Public school teachers will be marching in the streets to send LAUSD and Austin Beutner a clear message - protect public education and meet the demands of working teachers, or face a strike. As socialists it is our obligation to show community solidarity with our fellow workers, so join our contingent as we march alongside teachers and fight to reclaim our schools!
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.
- Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM
- SAJE in Los Angeles, CA
- 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.
- 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
- Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
- Los Angeles Workers Center in Los Angeles, CA
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.
- Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Discuss local and national DSA campaigns and elections, and work towards electing our own candidates here in LA!