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March 2020

CANCELLED: March General Meeting

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the volatile, uncertain nature of the unfolding public health crisis, Houston DSA has chosen to cancel our March 12 General Meeting in favor of a virtual meeting to be held Thursday, March 19 at 7pm. See below for our full statement. RSVP here to get the meeting link and call-in information! In canceling our in-person meeting, we are following public health experts’ recommendation of social distancing as an important tactic in slowing the spread…

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Stop HISD Takeover

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Governor’s Mansion, 1010 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701 United States

Houston Independent School District is under threat. Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency want to take over our school district to increase standardized testing, shuffle teachers and principals, and close schools in marginalized communities. If this takeover happens we will lose the right to elect our school board, and see charter schools without student and teacher protections replace our public schools. We need great schools in every neighborhood, not closures and shame for our students. Join us in coalition…

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DSA National COVID-19 Mass Call

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Call

Join us for a mass DSA call where we can discuss the work we're doing in this moment as we lay out our demands for a COVID-19 response that puts people over profit. This call will be 90 minutes long. RSVP here to get the meeting link and call-in information!

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**POSTPONED** Queer and Trans Working Group

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Montrose Center, 401 Branard St, Room 111
Houston, Texas 77006 United States

Come join us for a discussion of queer and trans issues in Houston!

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**POSTPONED** Night School: Ecosocialism

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

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 alternative that puts social and ecological well-being first. Attuned to the links between the exploitation of labor and the exploitation of the environment, ecosocialism stands against both reformist “market ecology” and “productivist socialism.” By embracing a new model of robustly democratic planning, such as the Green New Deal (GND), most…

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Online Reading Group

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With the spread of COVID-19, and following CDC recommendations, the organizing committee of the Houston DSA Night School decided to postpone our events for a while. But do not fret, in the mean time we will be returning temporarily to online reading groups so people can talk through the political implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in our communities. So Monday March 23rd at 7PM, we will be running an online Zoom discussion. We will be discussing two articles: Mike Davis…

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April 2020

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

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harris County AFL-CIO Council, 2506 Sutherland St
Houston, Texas 77023

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 the construction of a better world. But for the most part the concepts circulating do not fundamentally challenge hegemonic liberal and neoliberal market logics, or the dominant modes of legality and state action. We live, after all, in a world in which the rights of private property and the profit…

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Virtual Meeting

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As we maintain social distancing and stay-at-home orders, virtual meetings will become our primary method of gathering together. We are meeting on Wednesday April 8 at 7 PM to discuss things like the Steering Committee election and report back to y'all on some of the work that is being done. The forces of reaction and capital certainly haven't stopped organizing against us, so we can't stop either! You will need to RSVP to receive the link to our Zoom calls.…

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Film Screening: THEY LIVE

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Call

Join us in watching John Carpenter's 1988 classic They Live! During this time of social distancing we want to host all sorts of fun social events so that we can stick together. Hopefully we can do these film screenings once a week, so join us April 10th 7pm! You must RSVP to get the Zoom link, so click here. They Live is, like many of John Carpenter's films, a cult classic. Starring Rowdy Roddy Piper and Keith David, They Live…

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Reading Group: Racism & Xenophobia during COVID-19

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Call

If you'd like to attend this weeks Reading Group, you have to RSVP to the Zoom call by clicking here. At this Monday's Reading Group, we will looking at Racism & Xenophobia during COVID-19. Our two suggested readings are "The Other Problematic Outbreak" from The Atlantic, and a study title "Examining the Impact of Structural Racism on Food Insecurity." For a deeper dive, we recommend two A/V segments: "As Coronavirus Spreads, Racism And Xenophobia Are Too" from NPR, and "Coronavirus…

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