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April 2020

**POSTPONED** Night School: Socialist Feminism

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

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. Like radical feminism, socialist feminism recognized the fundamental oppression of women, particularly in a patriarchal society. However, socialist feminists did not recognize gender and only gender as the exclusive basis of all oppression. Rather, they held and continue to hold that class and gender are symbiotic, at least to some…

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Virtual Reading Group

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Call

To attend this reading group, you must RSVP to the Zoom call by clicking here and following the instructions. In the interest of exploring our strategy moving forward, we will be covering the few first two chapters of "Bigger Than Bernie," the new book by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht.  If you want gold stars and extra credit reading, check out "Crashing the Party" by Heather Gautney. You can buy the books by clicking the links. Send us a message…

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May 2020

May Day Trivia

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 1 at 6:30pm for Houston DSA’s first annual May Day Trivia! We’ll be using YouTube to stream trivia questions and score updates. You can tune in by clicking here starting around 6:30pm, and trivia will begin at 7pm sharp. You don’t need an account to watch the stream, and you can watch in your web browser, using the YouTube mobile app, or the YouTube smart TV channel. Format Trivia will consist of eight rounds…

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**POSTPONED** Night School: Racial Justice

May 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

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 seriously? And how can American socialists today learn from inadequate attempts by socialists in the past to understand the complexity of racism? Readings: Theory: The Political Economy of Racism History: Letter from a Birmingham Jail Practice: Reparations and Self-Determination: Loosening the Black-Belt

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Virtual Reading Group

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Call

To attend this reading group, you must RSVP to the Zoom call by clicking here and following the instructions. In the interest of exploring our strategy moving forward, we will be finishing "Bigger Than Bernie," the new book by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht.  We'll be reading chapters 3-6. If you want gold stars and extra credit reading, check out "Crashing the Party" by Heather Gautney. You can buy the books by clicking the links. Send us a message for…

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May Virtual Meeting

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Call

Join Houston DSA for our May Virtual Meeting! You must RSVP by clicking here to attend.

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Disaster & Mutual Aid Working Group Call

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Call

The Disaster & Mutual Aid Working Group administers our newly-created COVID-19 Solidarity Fund and the associated mutual aid campaign. We have a vision of a Houston where networks of resilient communities look out for themselves and each other, embodied by the motto "We Keep Us Safe". In accordance with that vision, we are currently identifying members of our communities who have unmet needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and determining the best way to meet those needs while…

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**POSTPONED** Houston DSA 2020 Local Convention

May 17
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**POSTPONED** Night School: Our Socialist Future (or What Is to Be Done?)

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

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 of teacher strikes and the growth of DSA, the momentum feels like it is on our side. But what happens when some or all of those gains vanish? The United States is entrenched in systems of capital, imperialism, racism, and patriarchy, not to mention the media consolidation and continuously monopolistic…

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Reading Group – Revolutionary Strategy

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Call

To attend this reading group, you must RSVP to the Zoom call by clicking here and following the instructions. Join us via Zoom from the comfort of your home next Monday, May 25 from 7-9pm. We will be reading the first three chapters of Revolutionary Strategy by Mike MacNair. If you prefer your books auditory, a reading is available on Youtube here. You do not have to finish the reading to participate, but it will shape and guide the discussion.…

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