Upcoming Events

  • Bernie 2020 Working Group Meeting

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    • TBD
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  • Queer & Roses Brunch Potluck

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    • Land Park in Sacramento, CA

    The Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America (Feminist Working Group) invites socialist Queers, Trans and Femmes to our first ever Queer and Roses: Queer Trans Femme Social! Meet fellow queer comrades working towards socialist liberation and building community. 

    Join us at Land Park, email feminist.wg@sacdsa.org for more information.

    This event is open to queer - identifying & questioning people only.

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  • Landless Workers Movement of Brazil Solidarity Night

     

    Sacramento DSA International Committee is hosting a free screening of SonoFed Productions film “Landless” about the struggles of the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) of Brazil, followed by a discussion with a member of the Bay Area Friends of the MST. We will have a raffle with books and other prizes to fundraise for Friends of the MST.

    “Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) in Portuguese, is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas.

    The MST was born through a process of occupying latifundios (large landed estates) and become a national movement in 1984. Over more than two decades, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families - families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care.

    Currently, there are approximately 900 encampments holding 150,000 landless families in Brazil. Those camped, as well as those already settled, remain mobilized, ready to exercise their full citizenship, by fighting for the realization of their political, social, economic, environmental and cultural rights.”
    -mstbrazil.org

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  • International Committee Meeting

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  • Socialist Night School: Labor 101

    Sac DSA's Socialist Education Committee is proud to present a Socialist Night School! This study series examines a wide range of topics with the goal of raising awareness around key socialist concepts.

    The Socialist Night School is comprised of four distinct modules. Each module includes a lecture with ample time to discuss, dissect, and debate these topics in a facilitated group conversation. We welcome you to join us!

    Labor 101: Organizing Unions for All
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    What's the difference between a shitty job and a good job? Does your job pay enough? Have you ever felt disrespected at work? Are you working too much? Are you not able to find work? Are you concerned about rising inequality and declining living standards? Do unions matter and are they the best way to fight back? Are unions a vehicle for broader change outside of the workplace?

    This course provides an introduction to unions and the labor movement and explains their relevance to a vibrant socialist movement. Key concepts will include worker power, working-class, middle class, surplus value, capitalism, inequality, disrespect at work, organizing, union actions, historical strike rates, general strike, union-busting, union membership rates, and Taft-Hartley. The reading handouts will be made available to all registrants and should be read ahead of class in order to be prepared to participate in the discussion.

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  • Racial Solidarity Committee Meeting

    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    • ACCE Office in Sacramento, CA

    Come find out how you can get involved in our current projects!

    We need your help to drive the direction of the committee going forward! Bring your productive criticisms, ideas, and thoughts about how we can fight racism and capitalism in Sacramento!

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  • Foothills Working Group Meeting

    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    • Nancy's Cafe in Auburn, CA

    If you live in the Sierra Foothills/Gold Country and want to build a DSA chapter in your area, come to this meeting to find out how!

    At this meeting, we will be discussing local issues, community building, and internal structures that help include people. We will also brainstorm ideas for literature and swag.

    If you can't attend this meeting, but want to stay involved, email dsasacramento@gmail.com to get in touch with the organizers.

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  • Beer and Roses

     

    Come hang out with other local leftists and labor activists to drink beer, eat fries, and talk about politics, activism, local issues, and bad bosses. Drop in whenever, and have some fun with your comrades!

    This month, our delegates to the upcoming Regional DSA Convention in Los Angeles need input from the broader membership on a variety of issues; namely the role of a Bernie 2020 campaign in building a mass socialist movement, what DSA should do about climate change, how do we fight the right, and discussion around our regional strategy. Please come on out if you have anything to say on these issues!

    This event is recurring and takes place every first Friday!

  • Labor Solidarity Committee Meeting

    • Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    • Shine Cafe in Sacramento, CA

    Want to learn about and get support in building power in your workplace to make real change for you and your co-workers? Join the Labor Committee at our next meeting.

    We will be planning upcoming educational workshops, speaker series, workers' rights training, and workplace organizer training.

    Can't make it to the meeting, but want to be involved with the Labor Committee? Join the Sacramento DSA Flying Squad to get alerted about all local labor direct action.

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  • Sac DSA's Socialist Education Committee is proud to present a Socialist Night School! This study series examines a wide range of topics with the goal of raising awareness around key socialist concepts.

    The Socialist Night School is comprised of four distinct modules. Each module includes a lecture with ample time to discuss, dissect, and debate these topics in a facilitated group conversation. We welcome you to join us!

    Civics and Praxis: How to Force Politicians to Listen to You
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    Have you ever wondered how you sign up to speak at a city council meeting? Do you wonder if it is more effective to call your congressperson or to send them an email? Have you wondered how you can apply all of this anti-capitalist theory that we throw at you in the real world? If you answered yes to any of these then you are the perfect student for this class.

    Civics and Praxis is a lesson in how you can bring anti-capitalist practices into your organizing in order to bring real effective change in your local community. The objective of this class is for students to realize their class power by teaching them practical applications of anti-capitalist theory. There will be lessons on lobbying, bird-dogging, and Robert’s Rules of Order, all of which will strengthen your ability to use these tools with an anti-capitalist lense. You will learn how to force even the worst of politicians to listen to you and you will learn basic skills about how to approach your local government. Nothing scares capitalist politicians like people using their class power.

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