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DSA Meeting Thursday, 9/17

DSA Meeting Thursday, September 17th
Speaker: DSA Member Jere Locke on Climate Change

7:00 pm, Thursday, September 17th
1700 South First Street (TSEU Hall)

Jere Locke is the Co-Founder and Program Director of the Texas Drought Project (TDP). For the past 8 years he has worked on climate change, the largest social justice issue in the history of mankind. He will talk about the latest science and the importance of the UN Climate Conference this December in Paris as well as TDP’s climate resolution which has now been signed by over 65 Texas organizations. He’ll also talk about other important ways people can get involved in the next month.

DSA Meeting: August 20th

7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015
1700 South First St., Austin, TX 78704 (TSEU Hall)

  • Christian Hurtado, Workers Defense Project
  • Bernie Sanders Ballot Petition Drive
  • DSA Convention Delegate Voting Proposal
  • Medicare Update
  • Announcements re DSA Reading Group, Young DSAers, Racial Justice Committee
Bring your Voter Registration!

Link to Agenda:
DSA Agenda 8_2015

DSA Reading Group will meet:
7:00 pm, Thursday, August 27th
BookPeople, 6th & Lamar
Discussion on What Then Must We Do? by Gar Alperovitz  (Second half of book)

DSA Meeting: Wednesday, July 15

Bill Fletcher, Jr. on Left Unity
7-8:30 pm, Wednesday, July 15
DSA Chapter Meeting
1700 South First Street (TSEU Hall)

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a racial justice, labor and international activist. He was president of the TransAfrica Forum, a non-profit advocacy, research, and education center focused on justice for theAfrican world; he has been a labor organizer and is author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths About Unions. He is a Senior Scholar with the Institute of Policy Studies and an editorial board member for of; he served on the steering committee of the US. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He is also a co-author of an Eight Point Platform for Making a Major Breakthrough on Left Unity. You can read that document by clicking on the link below:

DSA Meeting 6/18 & Maria Svart Events

Maria Svart, DSA National Director will be in Austin!
Maria Svart is the National Director of DSA. With extended family in the Mineworkers, Teachers, Postal Workers and Firefighters, Maria grew up understanding the importance of collective action. She was a student organizer around feminist, immigrant and labor rights, then worked for Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group before becoming a Service Employees International Union organizer for eight years. Prior to being on DSA staff, Maria was elected to national leadership with Young Democratic Socialists, DSA’s campus wing, and then with DSA’s National Political Committee.  See scheduled events below.

7-8:30 pm, Thursday June 18
DSA Chapter Meeting
Gary Brown of Stonewall Democrats will speak
1700 South First Street (TSEU Hall)

2-3 pm, Friday, June 19
Maria Svart interview by Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio
KOOP 91.7 FM [Live and Streaming]

5:30-7:30, Friday, June 19
Maria Svart: Women’s Happy Hour: DSA and Socialist Feminism
Radio Coffee and Beer, 4208 Manchaca Road

3-5, Saturday, June 20
Maria Svart, DSA National Director
“Why we need Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism”
Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3
Join us for coffee, tea, & food.  BYOB if you want wine or beer.



7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015
1700 South First St., Austin, TX 78704 (TSEU Hall)

  • Gary Brown, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, will speak
  • DSA National Director Maria Svart
  • Why we need Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialism

May 21 Meeting

7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015
1700 South First St., Austin, TX 78704 (TSEU Hall)

  • Roger Baker will speak on Capitalism, Socialism and Resource Limits
  • Discussion of May 2-3 DSA National Meeting on DSA Strategy
  • Planning for June visit of DSA President Maria Svart
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign

See Agenda:
DSA May 2015 Agenda

Thanks to everyone who made the May 2-3 Virtual Meeting a success.
We had a great turnout total of 17.  We had a spirited regional discussion and sent important feedback.  Thanks to all for the food, including Richard C. for chicken and pork.  Thanks to John B. for the technical assistance.  Mostly, thanks to everyone who showed up.
Read the DRAFT Socialist Strategy (21 pages)
Draft strategy document_3.19


DSA Meeting: April 16

Austin DSA Meeting

Thursday, April 16th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Texas State Employees Union Hall, 1700 South 1st, Austin, TX  78704

Akwasi Evans, publisher of NOKOA, on History of the Austin African American Struggle; Discussion.

The Bernie Sanders Campaign – Report on March 31st event and next steps.

Discussion of DSA Draft Socialist Strategy; Planning for May 2-3 DSA Virtual National Meeting in Austin.