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.
At our next Houston DSA Reading Group, we will begin discussing How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. We aim to discuss the first two interviews this time and will cover the remainder at our next meeting.
The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.
The book collects the original 1977 Combahee River Collective Statement along with four interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.
It is available for purchase from the publisher:
If you would like access to the epub for the purposes of our discussion, just let us know!
Join us as we get out the vote for two of our endorsed candidates, Franklin Bynum for Criminal Court 8 and DaSean Jones for 180th District Court! With their goals of reforming cash bail and taking on our unjust and often racist criminal justice system, getting them in office is one small but important step we can take to making Houston better for all people. But it will take everyone’s help! We will be blockwalking this neighborhood to get out the vote. Bring friends and family. We need all hands on deck!
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 …
Hello, all who read these lines. I have become what we DSAers in our youth used to call “old socialists.” It wasn’t a derogatory term because we were tipping our hats to those who had hung in there over the decades and not “sold out.” I hope, now that I am closer to 70 than …
Austin Goodwin Houston DSA Medicare For All Working Group