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Socialist Night School – 2nd Season!

March 27 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join us for the second module of the Houston DSA Night School, “What is Socialism?”

In this session, we’ll be reading and discussing “Building Socialism from Below: Popular Power and the Sate” by Ben Tarnoff.

Responding to the swelling socialist movement, Tarnoff builds on the work of Nicos Poulantzas and “Eurocommunism” to illustrate how growing a socialist movement requires both competing within the institutions of the state (for example through elections) and developing an autonomous layer of “people power” to act on the state. This essay blends an analysis of tactics and strategy for the socialist movement with a vision of the ultimate goal of a democratic socialism that will have both a transformed state and transformed civil society.

The Houston DSA Night School is free and open to all who want to learn how a better world is possible! Please bring a charged, wi-fi capable device that you feel comfortable reading from.

This will be an in-person event as well as virtually via Zoom. There will be a link on the RSVP confirmation page to register for the online Zoom session.

401 Branard St, Room 111
Houston, Texas 77006 United States