We’re the Houston local of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the country. We fight for more democracy — in our politics, workplaces, and communities. Our members are building and supporting progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in U.S. communities and politics through activism, political education, and community organization.
Houston DSA is in the fight for housing justice! Join us on December 11 for our inaugural meeting of the Housing Working Group. Come out and help us shape an agenda that centers tenants over landlords!
We will discuss:
- Community land trusts and how they can be used for community use, including affordable housing and urban farms.
- The challenges of organizing around rent control in Texas.
- The push to form a tenant’s union in Houston.
- Housing policy in the upcoming Legislature session.
- How to fight the threat of evictions.
Bring your ideas and your passion, and together we’ll build a just housing agenda for Houston!
Houston DSA is about democracy, and our General Meeting is at the center of our practice. This meeting is open to non-members, but only members will be able to vote.
This month’s agenda includes:
This month’s agenda includes:
– Electoral Committee Elections
– Bylaws Amendment vote (second vote)
– Announcement of Bylaws Committee
– Working Group updates
. . . and more!
New shirts still available for $25!
As always, your participation is vital to achieving our goal of being an organization committed to radical democracy!
Plan to meet us afterwards at Around the Corner at 1510 Hutchins St, Houston, TX 77003 to hang out and chat!
How to get to the meeting via Houston METRO
Rt. 40 – Telephone Rd @ Oakcliff St. (Stop# 1656, 1652)
Rt. 28 – S. Wayside Dr. @ Telephone Rd (Stop# 3541, 1651)
Message/email us for carpools.
Please considering donating to Houston DSA to ensure we can continue the work that we do here in Houston, Harris County, and Texas.
Join Houston DSA for a special guided tour, courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Museum, of the current exhibit, Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System.
About the exhibit:
“Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System features work by artists from across the nation that addresses the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the prison-industrial complex. Representing the full range of contemporary art production made in the studio and the social realm, the exhibition includes artworks that take social justice issues as a subject matter; and position the prison and court systems as structures for dismantling through institutional critique. The artworks in the exhibition are extraordinary for the scale and ambition by which they mobilize in order to bring visibility to offenses within the justice system.
The title of the exhibition Walls Turned Sideways comes from a quote by political activist, academic, and author, Angela Davis: ‘Walls turned sideways are bridges.’ The exhibition hopes to serve as a bridge or connecting conduit for conversation, contemplation, and change.”
La Raza for Liberation and Houston DSA Racial Justice Working Group invite you to participate in a free community meal and open discussion on decolonizing.
Just a few of the topics:
What does decolonization mean and how do we apply it to our organizing?
Why we need to acknowledge Nature and how important it is to recognize whose land we are standing on.
Identifying the disastrous role that the CAFO’s/Factory Farming industry plays in oppressing people, animals and Nature.
-KR from La Raza for Liberation: Human/Animal/Environmental Justice
-Yvette Arellando from T.E.J.A.S.: Environmental racism/classism and frontline community organizing
-Jerry Monroe from Campaign Nonviolence: American Imperialism with focus on Central America
-Post Modern Sleaze: Navajo Visual Artiste
-Making Seedbombs! This is hands on engagement so be prepared to get dirty. This is a child friendly activity!
-Accomplices NOT Allies!
Por Vida Tienda
And last but certainly not least we will be holding a raffle with a bunch of badass stuff(so bring your dough/taking Venmo too) to help raise funds for the Trans Caravana! Check out our FB event page to see some of the awesome stuff we’ll have up for grabs.
Also, if you have an organization or local business that you think might be a good fit for the event, please message us on the Facebook event page and we’ll let you know if we have space for you to table or set up a booth.
Houston DSA is firmly committed to organizing to #AbolishICE and #AbolishDHS. We encourage our members and allies to participate in the following actions. Please follow us here on our website, HoustonDSA.org, and on Facebook and Twitter, @HoustonDSA, to be kept up to date as future actions are announced. Community Action No Baby Jails – FIEL …
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