Young Democratic Socialists/Youth Section 2016 DC Reunion and Fundraiser

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(DSOC Youth Section "Reviving the Left" in 1982 - DSA Youth Section "Globalization from Below" in 1998 - YDS "Towards an Intersectional Left" in 2015)

The Young Democratic Socialists (YDS), the youth section of the Democratic Socialists of America, continues to play a crucial role in convening young democratic socialists and engaging them in the day-to-day struggles of working people and the fight for a better future.

This summer, YDS is hosting a special conference in the DC area to bring together young socialists and other progressive students inspired by this moment in history. The conference will discuss how best to keep the energy generated in this election season going and build networks of democratic socialist campus groups. We are raising funds to support attendance at this conference and strengthen the student left.

Please join us, the alumni of DSA/DSOC youth sections, YDS, and other student and youth organizations for a trip down memory lane, refreshments, and comradeship as we support a new generation of democratic radicals building a better world.

Whether you can make it or not, please considering donating at the following amounts to support YDS and its unique summer event.

Donation 
Amount
One Conference Registration
One Conference Registration and Travel 
Conference Registrations for a Chapter
Sponsor a Chapter's Registration & Travel

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Introduction to Democratic Socialism

February 27, 2017
· 49 rsvps

Join Rahel Biru, NYC DSA co-chair, and Sean Monahan, Providence DSA and National Political Committee member, on this webinar for an overview of what we in Democratic Socialists of America mean when we talk about "socialism," "capitalism" and the goals of the socialist movement.  9 PM ET; 8 PM CT; 7 PM MT; 6 PM PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Sean Monahan, sean.yds@gmail.com.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Feminist Working Group

March 07, 2017
· 47 rsvps

People of all genders are welcome to join this call to discuss DSA's work on women's and LGBTQ issues, especially in light of the new political reality that we face after the elections.  9 pm ET; 8 pm CT; 7 pm MT; 6 pm PT.

DSA New Member Orientation Call

March 09, 2017
· 3 rsvps

You've joined DSA - Great. Now register for this New Member Orientation call and find out more about our politics and our vision.  And, most importantly, how you can become involved.  8 PM ET; 7 PM CT; 6 PM MT; 5 PM PT.

LGBT Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future

April 01, 2017
· 24 rsvps

Historian John D'Emilio's presentation will do 3 things: Provide a brief explanation of how sexual and gender identities have emerged; provide an overview of the progression of LGBT activism since its origins in the 1950s, highlighting key moments of change; and, finally, suggest what issues, from a democratic socialist perspective, deserve prioritizing now. John co-authored Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which was quoted by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. 1 pm ET; 12 pm CT; 11 am MT; 10 am PT.

  1. This webinar is free for any DSA member in good standing.
  2. You need a computer with good internet access.
  3. Your computer must have headphones (preferred) or speakers; you can speak thru a mic or use chat to "speak".
  4. If you have questions, contact Peg Strobel, peg.strobel@sbcglobal.net.
  5. If you have technical questions, contact Tony Schmitt, schmittaj@gmail.com, 608-355-6568.

Film Discussion: Documentaries of People's History in Texas

April 02, 2017
· 22 rsvps

Join DSA members Glenn Scott and Richard Croxdale to discuss videos produced by People’s History in Texas (PHIT), a project that brings to life the stories of ordinary people in significant socio-political movements in Texas. They will discuss The Rag, their newest documentary, which tells the story of an influential underground paper based in Austin, Texas, from 1966-77. Click here to view Part I (the early years as an all-volunteer paper covering the student, anti-Vietnam and Civil Rights movements), Part II (the impact of Women’s Liberation on the paper) and Part III (building community: covering local politics, nukes, co-ops, feminist institutions). But also check out the video on the Stand-Ins about a group of university students who led a movement to desegregate Austin’s movie theaters in 1961. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.