Upcoming Events

  • General Membership Meeting

    • Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Arcade Library in Sacramento, CA

    PLEASE NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION

    If you need childcare at this meeting, please email dsasacramento@gmail.com so we can arrange it for you.

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  • Housing Committee Meeting

    • Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    • ACCE in Sacramento, CA

    Join the Housing Committee to determine how we can implement a socialist housing policy in Sacramento, and build a strong grassroots tenants' movement to collectively advocate for our own needs. We will also discuss the significance of housing to the greater movement for socialism.

    Housing is a human right! Let's demand a new system that allows everyone to live with dignity, and helps communities thrive.

    After the meeting, at 2:30, we will be canvassing for Prop 10 - so if you can’t make it for the meeting come out for the canvass!

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  • Healthcare Committee Meeting

    The healthcare committee is fighting to create a cheaper, more efficient healthcare system that would provide quality healthcare to everybody with no copays or deductibles, both in California (SB 562) and nationally (S. 1782, H.R. 676).

    We will review our efforts and make plans for canvassing, business outreach, faith outreach, short videos, educational events, etc. And we will phone bank!!!!

    For more information:
    http://www.healthyca.org/
    http://www.dsausa.org/medicare_for_all_act_of_2017
    https://medicareforall.dsausa.org/

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  • 1968 and Beyond: Culture, Counterculture and Revolution

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    • Sierra 2 in Sacramento, CA

    Join Sac DSA and Marxist School of Sacramento as we welcome speaker Mat Callahan!

    Mat Callahan is a central figure in the history of the alternative music scene, an organizer of Klub Komotion, an author, and activist. Most recently he re-published Songs of Freedom by James Connolly and launched the Songs of Slavery and Emancipation Project. He is the author of five books including "The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975," (PM Press) and "Critical Guide to Intellectual Property," (Zed Books). 

    In his book The Explosion of Deferred Dreams Callahan explores these questions: 
    —why did "culture" suddenly assume such prominence in the Sixties?
    —what distinguished the New Left and the Counterculture?
    —why did the Reagan/Thatcher counterrevolution launch the "Culture Wars?"
    —does "culture" have any usefulness for revolutionaries today?

    As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love flooded the media with debates and celebrations of music, political movements, "flower power," "acid rock," and "hippies", The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties. Author Mat Callahan explores the dynamic links between the Black Panthers and Sly and the Family Stone, the United Farm Workers and Santana, the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the New Left and the counterculture. 

    He was a central organizer of Klub Komotion during the years 1986 and 1997 that operated a performance space, art gallery, and recording studio in the heart of the Mission District.

    Musically speaking, many fine artists performed or recorded at Komotion. The list is long and contains some who’ve become world renowned; Green Day, Michael Franti, Chumbawumba, Primus, Chuck Prophet, Consolidated, the Looters and many other musicians contributed greatly to the spirit and vitality of Komotion. They were joined by poets such as Jack Hirschmann, Alejandro Murguia, Robert Anton Wilson and Peter Plate as well as performance artists from Jello Biafra to Guillermo Gomez Pena. Also noteworthy were the dozens of artists that exhibited in the gallery, including Winston Smith, Sal Garcia, Richard Olsen, Doug Minkler, Thomas Powell, Sue Coe and Frank Garvey.

    www.matcallahan.com

    Sierra 2 Center, Room 9
    2791 24th St.

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  • Socialist Feminist Reading Group

    • Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    • Arcade Library in Sacramento, CA

    NOTE: the meeting will take place at Arcade Library 2443 Marconi Ave. Sacramento 95821.

    This month we will be reading the pieces from Dalla Costa and Angela Davis out of Chapter 9 Wages for Housework out of Vol.3 “Revolutionary Feminism” from the Communist Research Cluster. https://communistresearchcluster.wordpress.com/readers/

    This is an open event and all are welcome to join the discussion. We adhere to the DSA "Rules for Respectful Discussion" to ensure an inclusive conversation where all voices are heard. You can read more about these guidelines here: https://www.dsausa.org/respectful_discussion

    We hope you can join us for this community learning event!

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  • Media-Communications Meeting

    • Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    • Office Building in West Sacramento, CA

    Join the Media Committee and the Communications Committee for this combined committee meeting to discuss upcoming graphic design projects, propaganda opportunities, DSA Sac website redesign, and content for the DSA Sac Blog. We will also begin developing social media protocols, communications standards, project tracking methods, and more.
     
    If you're interested in graphic design, web design, writing, or editing, stop by this meeting!

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  • Fear and Roses - Halloween Edition of Beer and Roses

     

    Come one come all and enjoy a final hoorah of the Halloween season and get spooky with us! Join us for the Halloween Edition of Beer and Roses!

    FEAR AND ROSES
    Nov. 2, 2018 @ 3262 10th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817

    Help us have a little seasonal fun while raising funds for the Anti-Racism committee’s next mutual aid project focused on providing resources to under privileged, majority Black & Brown schools.

    So like a typical beer & roses, come socialize, meet your favorite socialist and get SPOOKY!

    There will be:
    A raffle
    Live DJ performance
    Themed “photo booth”
    Horror movie visuals
    Themed cocktails + drinks
    Costume contest with prizes!
    ...and much more!

    Costumes HIGHLY encouraged!
    This event is appropriate for ages 18+

    With all DSA events this is a no tolerance event; any bigotry or abusive behavior will not be tolerated. This is a safe space for all members of our community.

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  • Foothills Working Group Meeting

    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018 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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