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Will you help students attend our From Sanders to the Grassroots conference in the Washington, DC area this August?

This summer conference brings together high school and college students to learn about democratic socialist politics and nuts and bolts organizing skills. Given the exciting year we've had, we have a lot to talk about and a lot of new interest, but many of our student leaders don't have the budget to get to the conference and need your help.

YDS Summer Conference in 2014


Any amount makes a difference! Here's what your donation could cover:

$1-$20 = covers a DC Metro fare to from airport and back
$20-$30 = a bus ticket from nearby
$30-$60 = gas money for carpooling from nearby
$60-$100 = part of a flight from East Coast 
$100-$200 = gas money for carpooling from far way
$200+ = an airplane ticket for our many far, far away students!

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DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

August 21, 2017
· 29 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.


Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 42 rsvps

Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
· 24 rsvps


Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.