Socialist Salon Monthly Discussion Forum

Socialist Salon is DSA's monthly forum to discuss the politics, economics, theory, and practice of democratic socialism. Come to Socialist Salon and share your insights! Socialist Salon Monthly Discussion Forum is generally held on the Third Thursday of the month.

This month's topic will be the 1963 March on Washington. 

Suggested Reading:

http://dsadc.org/what-sense-should-todays-democratic-socialists-make-of-the-50th-anniversary-of-some-ancient-history-the-famed-march-on-washington-of-1963/ 

http://dsadc.org/the-unfinished-business-of-1963-requires-some-new-alt-political-skills-on-the-left/

Bayard Rustin magazine articles

In Commentary: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/from-protest-to-politics-the-future-of-the-civil-rights-movement/

In Liberation:  http://www.crmvet.org/info/mowrust.htm

And the CRMvets site: http://www.crmvet.org/


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  • Stephen M.

    Maybe more discussion next time.

    August 20, 2013

  • Lucette S.

    I did not remember or notice that there was a list of readings to prepare for the Meetup. My bad.
    I was sad that the meeting did not talk more about DSA's goals for the future.
    Suggestion: limit the length of the presentations and give more time for the participants to participate - not just ask questions about what was said.

    August 16, 2013

  • Andy F.

    I really liked this one, although I was doing much of the talking, so no wonder. What really impressed me was how many young DSA members and DSA sympathizers turned up to offer what sounded to me like intelligent questions & comments about the civil rights battles of 1963 and the nation's condition today. Gives me hope for the future of DSA and of Democracy in the US . But what did other people think?

    BTW - As usual, not everyone who RSVP'd for this actually attended, and several people who didn't RSVP did, so we had 16 or 17 people rather than the 13 indicated. It was good to see all of you, including those not listed here.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Woody W.

    Another highly useful reading is by William P. Jones, historian at Wisconsin/Madison and author of a great new book on the March (referenced in this link) : http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-forgotten-radical-history-of-the-march-on-washington

    August 15, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I actually had my first contact with DSA at the 30th Anniversary March on Washington at an after party at an Irish bar in Dupont Circle. I also met Lawrence Guyot that day.

    August 11, 2013

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