Houston DSA Night School

This Spring, join Houston DSA to learn about socialist politics and theory and how we can build a world that is better for the many, not just the few.

Capitalism touches all aspects of our existence, alienating us from one another and preventing us from living more satisfying and fulfilling lives. But if we want to build a world that is both more just and more egalitarian, we are going to have to do better—we’re going to have to fight for socialism.

If you are interested in learning more about left politics, history and theory—and like what you hear from socialist politicians such as Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezjoin Houston DSA this February through May for a series of eight topical, biweekly discussions that examine a number of key areas—from labor to socialist feminism to economics and more—from a socialist perspective.  

You can scroll down for more information about each of the 2020 Night School sessions, including a few suggested preliminary readings for each to read at your convenience.  The Night School is free and open to both DSA members and non-members of all ages. You’re welcome to attend as few or as many sessions as you can make, as each will be largely self-contained.  All levels of background and interest are welcome. Child-watch will also be available if needed.

For more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at reading@houstondsa.org.  We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Sessions

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: The Economics of Capitalism

Houston Federation of Teachers Union Hall

Capitalism is the economic system that guides our society in the production of goods and services to be bought and sold on the market. It divides society into two classes […]

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Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: Labor

Houston Federation of Teachers Union Hall

Due to its role in capitalism, the labor movement has long been the centerpiece of Leftist politics. Labor struggles in previous years, both successes and failures, provide valuable lessons for […]

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Monday, March 9, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: Internationalism & Imperialism

The Montrose Center

From the first moment Columbus set sail in the direction of the “New World,” to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, the entire history of the capitalist epoch has been defined […]

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Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Ecosocialism

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

The capitalist system, driven at its core by the maximization of profit regardless of social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future. Ecosocialism offers a radical […]

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Monday, April 6, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: The Right to the City

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

We live in an era when ideals of human rights have moved centre stage both politically and ethically. A great deal of energy is expended in promoting their significance for […]

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Monday, April 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Socialist Feminism

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

Socialists have fought for decades to create a more equal society and uplift the poor and the powerless. Like Marxism, socialist feminism recognized the oppressive structure of a capitalist society. […]

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Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:00 am

**POSTPONED** Night School: Racial Justice

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

What is the relationship between the struggle against racism and socialist theory and practice in the United States? Why should people of color active in antiracist movements take democratic socialism […]

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Monday, May 18, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Our Socialist Future (or What Is to Be Done?)

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

In the United States, the future of democratic socialism appears bright. From the top of politics with the Bernie Sanders candidacy and the Green New Deal to the bottom-up organizing […]

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Previous Sessions

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: The Economics of Capitalism

Houston Federation of Teachers Union Hall

Capitalism is the economic system that guides our society in the production of goods and services to be bought and sold on the market. It divides society into two classes […]

More Info

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: Labor

Houston Federation of Teachers Union Hall

Due to its role in capitalism, the labor movement has long been the centerpiece of Leftist politics. Labor struggles in previous years, both successes and failures, provide valuable lessons for […]

More Info

Monday, March 9, 2020, 7:00 pm

Night School: Internationalism & Imperialism

The Montrose Center

From the first moment Columbus set sail in the direction of the “New World,” to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, the entire history of the capitalist epoch has been defined […]

More Info

Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Ecosocialism

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

The capitalist system, driven at its core by the maximization of profit regardless of social and ecological costs, is incompatible with a just and sustainable future. Ecosocialism offers a radical […]

More Info

Monday, April 6, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: The Right to the City

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

We live in an era when ideals of human rights have moved centre stage both politically and ethically. A great deal of energy is expended in promoting their significance for […]

More Info

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Socialist Feminism

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

Socialists have fought for decades to create a more equal society and uplift the poor and the powerless. Like Marxism, socialist feminism recognized the oppressive structure of a capitalist society. […]

More Info

Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:00 am

**POSTPONED** Night School: Racial Justice

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

What is the relationship between the struggle against racism and socialist theory and practice in the United States? Why should people of color active in antiracist movements take democratic socialism […]

More Info

Monday, May 18, 2020, 7:00 pm

**POSTPONED** Night School: Our Socialist Future (or What Is to Be Done?)

Harris County AFL-CIO Council

In the United States, the future of democratic socialism appears bright. From the top of politics with the Bernie Sanders candidacy and the Green New Deal to the bottom-up organizing […]

More Info