Upcoming Events

  • Night School: Beyond Roe v Wade—The Socialist Feminist Case for Bernie Sanders

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    • UTLA in Los Angeles, CA

    *Note that this event has been rescheduled for February 20th*

     

    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. 

    This session will review a brief history of abortion politics, from Roe v. Wade to present. Studying subsequent laws, Supreme Court decisions, and strategies deployed by feminist movements will be a lens through which to understand the failure of liberal electoralism and over-reliance on the judiciary. We’ll ask crucial questions such as: 

    —Why did the left cleave ‘abortion rights’ from the broader push for decommodified healthcare? 

    —What implications did the Roe v. Wade decision (and subsequent Supreme Court decisions) have for the abortion rights movement? 

    —How should a socialist feminist approach to abortion rights differ from a liberal approach? 

    —Why should socialist feminists prioritize Bernie’s policies like  Medicare for All, The Green New Deal, and Housing for All?

    Recommended readings:

    Roe v. Wade (Excerpt from the Majority Opinion), (United States Supreme Court, 1973)

    Article on 47th Anniversary of Roe,  by Kate Smith (CBS News, 2020) (where we learn the Prez of Planned Parenthood is at Davos and interestingly links abortion access to the '4th industrial revolution' )

    No More Compromise on Abortion, An interview with Jenny Brown (Jacobin, 2019)

    Capitalism's Crisis of Care, Sarah Leonard & Nancy Fraser (Dissent, 2016)

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  • DSA-LA for Nithya Phonebank!

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    • UTLA in Los Angeles, CA

    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! So join us to reach out to your fellow DSA-LA members to let them know about the election and upcoming canvasses!

    We'll have the numbers you need to call and the script you need to say. Just bring a phone! RSVP and we'll let you know when we announce a location! 

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  • Film Screening: Sixteen Thousand Dollars

    Official Selection 2020 Pan African Film Festival - Nominated for Best Narrative Short

    Tickets $14 "Black in America" Shorts Series bit.ly/31DdRS9

    Sixteen Thousand Dollars is a narrative short film on reparations, derived from the DSA AfroSocialist caucus and endorsed by DSA National in 2019. This is a political education project on reparations backed by the DSA Fund. We invite you to the World Premiere here in LA!

    Synopsis:

    Sixteen Thousand Dollars is a comedy that imagines a world in which a struggling black college grad wakes up to find that reparations have finally been paid to descendants of slaves. With this new found capital, they will decide how best to spend their reparations, totaling a mere $16,000. Receiving reparations opens up old wounds of slavery, Jim Crow, and systematic oppression that they must evaluate on their journey.

    Screening Times:

    • Thu 2/20@7:05p
    • Sun 2/23@9:40p

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  • February Healthcare Justice Committee Meeting

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    Film Bilingual in English, Spanish & Maya (K’iche’ &Chuj)

    Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans and organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America and theU.S., this film captures the stories of refugees and uncovers the root causesof forced migration as well as migrant incarceration. In the words ofrevolutionary, Salvadoran power, Roque Dalton, this film captures the lives oflos Eternos Undocumentados (the Eternally Undocumented).

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  • Film Showing: WAYS OF SEEING Parts 1 & 2

    Film Showing: "Ways Of Seeing," Parts 1 and 2

    Friday, February 21st

    7pm

    The Animation Guild

    1105 N Hollywood Way, Burbank  

    How does capitalism manipulate the image for its benefit? Do socialists have a different take? What does it mean to approach art for the sake of liberation rather than profit? "Ways of Seeing," a documentary in four short parts by radical art critic and novelist John Berger, takes on these questions. Made in the 1970s for the BBC, "Ways of Seeing" is even more relevant now in the age of social media, when pictures and gestures can be twisted round to mean their exact opposite. 
    DSA-LA's Agit-Prop committee and Art & Socialism subcommittee is showing this documentary with the hope of deepening radicals' understanding of art and politics. We will be watching the first two parts of the documentary (each about a half hour) followed by a discussion, with the second two parts shown next week. Those who want to watch ahead can find all four parts on YouTube. The book version, building on the documentary is also available.
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  • DSA-LA for Nithya - February 22nd Canvass

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM
    • Mid-Wilshire and Sherman Oaks!

    Please fill out this form to RSVP for canvassing on Saturday, February 22nd!

    There are different canvass shifts across Los Angeles - pick the one most convenient for you! There are two different shifts available - there are morning shifts at 9:30 A.M and afternoon shifts at 12:30 P.M - at all the canvassing 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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  • Bernie Canvass -Central - Highland Park

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    • Highland Park in Los Angeles, CA

    This is a bilingual canvass! We will be knocking the doors of English and Spanish speakers.

    We'll train you how to canvass, pair you up with a partner and give you all the materials you need.

    All Bernie supporters and DSA-curious are welcome!

    Canvassers should wear comfortable shoes and bring a charged phone to use our canvassing app. 

    Make sure to download MiniVan app on your phone and create an Action ID!

     

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  • Bernie Canvass - West Side

    We'll train you how to canvass, pair you up with a partner and give you all the materials you need.

    All Bernie supporters and DSA-curious are welcome!

    Canvassers should wear comfortable shoes and bring a charged phone to use our canvassing app.
    Make sure to download MiniVan app on your phone and create an Action ID!

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  • Bernie Canvass - Glendale - GOTV

    We'll train you how to canvass, pair you up with a partner and give you all the materials you need.

    All Bernie supporters and DSA-curious are welcome!

    Canvassers should wear comfortable shoes and bring a charged phone to use our canvassing app. 

    Make sure to download MiniVan app on your phone and create an Action ID!

     

    Armenian Speakers encouraged to attend!

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