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Join PG DSA's organizing committee and local allies for a briefing and discussion on progressive prospects for the upcoming 2020 General Assembly session. Former Delegate (and DSA member) Jimmy Tarlau will motivate the discussion with an overview.
Come to our monthly business meeting to get updates from the buildings we're organizing, hear report backs from the DC Tenant Union and Reclaim Rent Control campaigns, and volunteer for our next month of work! At this meeting we will set the month's schedule for canvasses, trainings, and social activities. Email tenants [at] mdcdsa [dot] org with any questions. Location: Shaw Library Conference Room 2 Date: Sunday 11/24 Time: 1PM - 2:30 PM
What is the connection between gender and class? Why must socialists be feminists, and feminists be socialists? What does socialist feminist struggle look like? To answer these questions, we look to social reproduction theory. The question of social reproduction is the question of how workers are "reproduced" in order to keep capitalism surging along. Many humans—especially women—spend much of their time in the (often unrecognized) work of social reproduction. But this work is also a rich terrain for struggle! Come study the feminist Marxist concept of social reproduction with us, and think through how this concept can help us make larger demands for a better society. The session will be led by Amanda Huron, associate professor of interdisciplinary social sciences at the University of the District of Columbia and author of Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. The session will be a mix of lecture and discussion. We'll be discussing Capitalism’s Crisis of Care by Nancy Fraser: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/nancy-fraser-interview-capitalism-crisis-of-care If you want to dig a little deeper, you can also read Sylvia Frederici on elder care: https://www.dropbox.com/search/personal?path=/&preview=Federici-Silvia-ON+ELDER+CARE+WORK.pdf&query=elder&search_session_id=59255377772784789479035997287306&search_token=kEnqtp6IX+wHG28m4tu9rbNA+2qwVGSE6VAE6yy+tTw= Location: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library Room: MTP Large Meeting Room Date: Monday, December 02, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
In a working group and want to know how to use the chapter's communications tools? Does your working group need protest supplies or AV equipment? Are you interested in helping the chapter communicate the work we do more effectively to our members? Then this meeting is for you. The Administrative Committee is interested in talking to pretty much everyone who does work in the chapter in an effort to learn more about needs of the chapter, work that you would like us to do, and ways we can make existing resources transparent and usable. We hope to see y'all there.