Metro DC DSA Calendar of Events

Metro DC DSA Calendar of Events

September 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday September 1
  • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Social Meetup - NoVa Branch DSA 9/1
    Social Meetup - NoVa Branch DSA 9/1
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join our next NoVA DSA social meetup Thursday Sept 1st. Our First and Third Thursday Branch Socials are from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Please join us at Courthaus Social for a night of good times and and good vibes. We have a reservation for outside and under the roof so we’ll be protected from sun or rain.To find us, look for a red 3-D printed rose. Many of us will wear red. Ask the host(ess) for the DSA table.
    Courthaus Social is around the corner from the Courthouse Metro Station.

    Covid-19 Vaccine is required for attendance. If you test positive after attending, please let us know so we may alert other attendees.You do not need to be a DSA member to attend.Here’s the website: courthaussocial [dot] comHow to order food and drink: Each table has a QR code. Use your phone’s camera to access the menu via the QR code. You will need to order your food and drink from the server when they come around. Tip your server well!!

Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
  • 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Stomp Out Slumlords Anti-Eviction Canvass
    Stomp Out Slumlords Anti-Eviction Canvass
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    On Saturday, September 3rd, join comrades for an anti-eviction canvas! We’ll inform tenants facing eviction of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and to see if they’re interested in organizing their building. Tenants we speak to are twice as likely to go to court and fight their eviction, so every volunteer can make a big impact.We’ll meet at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station near the D Street exit between 6th and 7th, above the escalators (if the weather is bad, we’ll be downstairs just before the turnstiles). At 1:30 PM we’ll have a short training to explain why these canvases are necessary, how to talk to tenants about their upcoming eviction suits, and how to fill in walk-sheets. We’ll then hand out walk-sheets and set you up with a partner — if you’ve never done this before, we’ll try to set you up with a veteran who can show you the ropes!If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot! Cars are helpful for getting canvassers to metro-inaccessible areas. (Parking near L’Enfant Plaza is a bit tricky, but doable!) After groups finish canvassing, folks can head to Sonny’s in Park View to socialize and debrief the canvass! If you’re interested in our work but can’t canvas, reach out to tenants@mdcdsa.org to learn about other ways to get involved.

  • 3:00 pm Monthly Meeting for the MDC DSA Newsletter
    Monthly Meeting for the MDC DSA Newsletter
    3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Mark your calendars! This is the monthly meeting for the MDC DSA newsletter. From roles to a pub’s happy hour, we will be talking about many important details.The agenda and video details for this meeting are currently in development and will be sent out closer to the event.
    We will be meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 3 PM.(Note: those interested in the magazine the Washington Socialist should sign up for that meeting, which happens on the last Saturday of every month).

Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Candidate Q&A and Endorsement Resolution First Read
    Candidate Q&A and Endorsement Resolution First Read
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join the PEC for our Candidate Q&A and first read of endorsement \r
    resolutions for the 2022 general elections! To read candidate \r
    questionnaires, please go to our endorsements page. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.\r
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford.

Wednesday September 7
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm NoVA Tenant Organizing Meeting (Sept)
    NoVA Tenant Organizing Meeting (Sept)
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting is for those involved with the NoVA Tenant Organizing campaign or who would like to learn more about this work.We will give updates on our activities, find ways to get you involved, and answer any questions……Also, here’s some key ways you can contribute to our efforts:Join us for a weekday evening event, (3) Drive for us, (4) Research public records for us We’d love to talk to you one-on-one about our work or your landlord. We have weekday evening events at 6:30 p.m. at one Alexandria building, and joining us is a great way to learn if you’d like to join our team. We are also seeking drivers to pick up food from a church in Fairfax on Tuesday mornings and deliver it to our mutual aid events. Help us fight exploitative landlords! Join this meeting to get involved or interact with the graphic below!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Medicare for All team is organizing an ongoing campaign to push to \r
    end the medical blockade of Cuba. This blockade is impacting Cubans’ \r
    ability to get medicine and preventing Cuba from producing enough COVID \r
    vaccines to vaccinate the Global South. Join us to help stop this \r
    blockade. For more information, find our slack channel \r
    #m4a-cuba-campaign.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Establish Monthly Boardgame Nite (NovaDSA) - Exploratory Mtg
    Establish Monthly Boardgame Nite (NovaDSA) - Exploratory Mtg
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Do you want to help organize a monthly game night for NoVA DSA Branch? RSVP to this event to learn more and/or drop a note in #nova-member-mobilizers. A comrade is interested in doing a tabletop night, with board games and maybe a d&d one shot. They’d love help with: Organizing; Finding a location; Collecting games to use; Promo.

    RSVP to get the google meet link.

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?If so, this event is for you!You’ll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. We’ll outline our chapter’s structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.RSVP for Zoom link.

Thursday September 8
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid virtual/in-person)
    NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid virtual/in-person)
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us at our monthly NoVA Branch DSA organizing and planning meeting! We will welcome new members and discuss our current actions and campaigns. As always, we will address any current issues from our communities and allied organizations.You may join us in person or virtually via zoom. We invite you to join us however you prefer!If you wish to join in-person, we will be at the Arlington Central Library (Room is TBD). Address: 1015 North Quincy Street Arlington VA 22201.
    September Meeting Theme: Eat The RichNOTE; If you are joining in person we will meet in the Wilson Room on the first floor. You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid virtual/in-person)--LITTLE FALLS ROOM
    NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid virtual/in-person)--LITTLE FALLS ROOM
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    ROOM CHANGE: WE ARE IN THE LITTLE FALLS ROOM. IT IS UPSTAIRS. TURN LEFT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, WALK THROUGH THE COMPUTER AREA, PASSED ‘THE SHOP’, IN THE CORNER. WE WILL HAVE TO CRAM AROUND MY LAPTOP. SO SORRY. THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!! You can also join remotely via zoom if you’d prefer. Join us at our monthly NoVA Branch DSA organizing and planning meeting! We will welcome new members and discuss our current actions and campaigns. As always, we will address any current issues from our communities and allied organizations.You may join us in person or virtually via zoom. We invite you to join us however you prefer!If you wish to join in-person, we will be at the Arlington Central Library. Address: 1015 North Quincy Street Arlington VA 22201.
    September Meeting Theme: Eat The RichHopefully afterward, the in-person folks can gather at a nearby spot, like Tropical Smoothie Café or Ballston Place Gourmet.
    NOTE: You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events.

Friday September 9
  • 10:00 am Renters Against Gouging and Exploitation: Rally for Rent Stabilization in Montgomery County
    Renters Against Gouging and Exploitation: Rally for Rent Stabilization in Montgomery County
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Join Montgomery County DSA at the County government offices in Rockville to rally against price gouging for housing and say that rent stabilization works in Montgomery County. For the past two years, rent stabilization has kept families in their homes. Yet, the county council failed to extend rent stabilization before leaving for their August recess, allowing landlords to massively increase rents and forcing tenants to leave their homes and the county. Since then, tenants have received rent increases of 20% and more, far exceeding the rate of inflation and the cost of doing business. Small landlords and their allies will be meeting with council members to advocate for their right to price gouge tenants on September 9 and we will need a strong presence to counter-program their message! Speakers are TBA but will include future council members, other elected officials and top advocates for affordable housing.

Saturday September 10
  • 11:30 am – 8:30 pm DSA Tabling at the Long Branch Festival
    DSA Tabling at the Long Branch Festival
    11:30 am – 8:30 pm

    Sign up for one or two 2-hour tabling shifts using this link! Tabling volunteers will be provided with merch, fliers, buttons, candy, and talking points, but mostly we just need you to bring your enthusiasm for socialism and your love for MoCo to connect with festival attendees & get them plugged into our work! There will be food & music & a fun time had by all. We’d love to have at least 10-12 people signed up to volunteer each day with at least 2-4 people per shift. The more, the merrier!

Sunday September 11
  • 10:30 am – 6:30 pm DSA Tabling at the Takoma Park Folk Festival
    DSA Tabling at the Takoma Park Folk Festival
    10:30 am – 6:30 pm

    Sign up for one or two 2-hour tabling shifts using this link! Tabling volunteers will be provided with merch, fliers, buttons, candy, and talking points, but mostly we just need you to bring your enthusiasm for socialism and your love for MoCo to connect with festival attendees & get them plugged into our work! There will be food & music & a fun time had by all. We’d love to have at least 10-12 people signed up to volunteer each day with at least 2-4 people per shift. The more, the merrier!

Monday September 12
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Planning Meeting: Labor Action at Prince William Co Board Mtg
    Planning Meeting: Labor Action at Prince William Co Board Mtg
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Are you considering attending the September 13th (tomorrow) Prince William Co Board of Supervisors Meeting to show support for county employees who wish to unionize? Please join this call for a quick check-in and answer any outstanding questions you may have. We may not need the whole hour and you can drop off early if you get the info you need. RSVP to get the zoom link

  • 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Reading Group Facilitation Training
    Reading Group Facilitation Training
    8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    This training will be facilitated by Dave Kaib — designed for reading group coordinators and participants.NOTE: This meeting is for internal purposes only, and is not open to the public.

Tuesday September 13
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Support Labor at Prince William Co Board of Supervisors 7PM Meeting (2/2)
    Support Labor at Prince William Co Board of Supervisors 7PM Meeting (2/2)
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Prince William general county employees deserve a voice at work!
    Prince William County is debating whether or not to pass an ordinance that could give Prince William general county employees new rights and freedoms to build our union and negotiate a union contract to win:Higher wages so Prince William general county employees can care for their familiesAffordable healthcareImprovements in benefits and safe working conditionsQuality public services for the communityJoin us at the Board of Supervisors to urge them to pass an ordinance that gives Prince William general county employees strong rights and a real seat at the table. We will show signs and show support for speakers.
    The time is NOW to send a strong message to the county.More details to come…RSVP to stay updated on planning. This is the first meeting this day. Can you also attend the 7pm meeting?
    ***If you register before 5 PM the night before you can speak at this later session.

Wednesday September 14
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Medicare for All team is organizing an ongoing campaign to push to \r
    end the medical blockade of Cuba. This blockade is impacting Cubans’ \r
    ability to get medicine and preventing Cuba from producing enough COVID \r
    vaccines to vaccinate the Global South. Join us to help stop this \r
    blockade. For more information, find our slack channel \r
    #m4a-cuba-campaign.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Eugene V. Debs Reading Group will be reading Ray Ginger’s classic \r
    1947 biography of U.S. socialist and labor leader Eugene V. Debs, The \r
    Bending Cross. The group will meet weekly from September through \r
    December. The goal of the group will be to become better acquainted with\r
    the life and work of one of our movement’s best-known leaders, as well \r
    as develop a broader understanding of the history of the U.S. socialist \r
    and labor movements. We will seek to discuss the successes and \r
    challenges of the early American labor movement and openly socialist \r
    electoral policies, as demonstrated in Debs’ times.This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.\r
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?If so, this event is for you!You’ll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. We’ll outline our chapter’s structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.RSVP for Zoom link.

Thursday September 15
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm September Happy Hour and SOS Tenant Fundraiser
    September Happy Hour and SOS Tenant Fundraiser
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join MDC DSA and Stomp Out Slumlords at Midlands Beer Garden on Thursday, 9/15 from 6pm-9pm for a chapter-wide happy hour and fundraiser to benefit the tenants of Buena Vista Apartments as they try to use their TOPA rights to form a tenant co-op.

    For the past two years, the tenants of Buena Vista Apartments have fought to protect their homes and families from the greed of their slumlord. Now, they have the chance to cooperatively buy their building and create dignified, permanently affordable homes. Join us for fun times and fundraising as the Buena Vista tenants make this dream a reality!

    Meet the stars of the show, La Unión Buena Vista: In January 2022, La Unión Buena Vista Tenants Association voted unanimously to pursue forming a limited-equity cooperative, and have secured the initial deposit loan to buy their 34-unit building. La Unión is led by a strong team, including a president whose initial organizing experience dates back to land reform efforts in Honduras and leaders in local unions. They’re supported by established development consultant Judy Meima, represented by Legal Aid, and backed up by the local tenant organizing force of Stomp Out Slumlords.

    Midlands is located at 3333 Georgia Ave NW in DC, near the Georgia Ave-Petworth Station off the Green/Yellow line.

  • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Social Meetup - NoVa Branch DSA 9/15
    Social Meetup - NoVa Branch DSA 9/15
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join our next NoVA DSA social meetup Thursday Sept 15th. Our First and Third Thursday Branch Socials are from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Please join us at Courthaus Social for a night of good times and and good vibes. We have a reservation for outside and under the roof so we’ll be protected from sun or rain.To find us, look for a red 3-D printed rose. Many of us will wear red. Ask the host(ess) for the DSA table.
    Courthaus Social is around the corner from the Courthouse Metro Station.

    Covid-19 Vaccine is required for attendance. If you test positive after attending, please let us know so we may alert other attendees.You do not need to be a DSA member to attend.Here’s the website: courthaussocial [dot] comHow to order food and drink: Each table has a QR code. Use your phone’s camera to access the menu via the QR code. You will need to order your food and drink from the server when they come around. Tip your server well!!

Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Washington DC: Capital of Neoliberalism - Walking Tour
    Washington DC: Capital of Neoliberalism - Walking Tour
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    You are invited to the Washington DC: Capital of \r
    Neoliberalism Walking Tour, starting at 1:00 pm at Farragut Square at \r
    912 17th St. NW in downtown Washington DC!The tour will explore 4 sites\r
    in the area connected to how neoliberal tactics were exported from \r
    international institutions in the District – and how they came to local \r
    governance. The Walking Tour will be led by Christy Thornton, whose \r
    writing and work includes a focus on how international institutions have\r
    interfaced with Latin America – and how resistance to those institutions\r
    through large scale protests and social movements has shaped their \r
    policies and meetings.The Walking Tour will connect the rise of \r
    neoliberal methods abroad and locally to the front doors of the \r
    institutions that built our world, with contemporary connections to \r
    ongoing campaigns to democratize DC and build international socialism \r
    led by Metro DC DSA. The tour will visit 4 sites in Downtown DC. The tour\r
    will meet outside the Farragut North metro stop at 1:00 p.m., and the \r
    tour will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. at the Wilson Building after 2 miles of \r
    walking. The tour will be followed by a happy hour afterward at outdoor \r
    tables at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern. We will provide snacks and \r
    water on the tour.Sign up here if you may attend and indicate your \r
    ability to volunteer: https://forms.gle/ukSfnocmoDqfjg54AThe Washington DC: Capital of Neoliberalism \r
    Walking Tour is hosted by Metro DC DSA and its Political Education \r
    Working Group. Make sure to sign up in advance through the Google Form to receive \r
    weather-related and other notifications.

Sunday September 18
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm September Branch Meeting
    September Branch Meeting
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Join us for our Mongomery County September branch meeting! This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, so please indicate if you plan to attend virtually or in person so we can plan accordingly.

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm General Body Meeting | September 18
    General Body Meeting | September 18
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Our general body meetings convene all chapter members once monthly. \r
    Workgroups, caucuses, committees, and leadership provide key updates on \r
    campaigns and other activities.

    Members may also propose and vote on business. Members, potential members, and supporters alike are welcome to attend.

Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
Wednesday September 21
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Medicare for All team is organizing an ongoing campaign to push to \r
    end the medical blockade of Cuba. This blockade is impacting Cubans’ \r
    ability to get medicine and preventing Cuba from producing enough COVID \r
    vaccines to vaccinate the Global South. Join us to help stop this \r
    blockade. For more information, find our slack channel \r
    #m4a-cuba-campaign.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Eugene V. Debs Reading Group will be reading Ray Ginger’s classic \r
    1947 biography of U.S. socialist and labor leader Eugene V. Debs, The \r
    Bending Cross. The group will meet weekly from September through \r
    December. The goal of the group will be to become better acquainted with\r
    the life and work of one of our movement’s best-known leaders, as well \r
    as develop a broader understanding of the history of the U.S. socialist \r
    and labor movements. We will seek to discuss the successes and \r
    challenges of the early American labor movement and openly socialist \r
    electoral policies, as demonstrated in Debs’ times.This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.\r
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?If so, this event is for you!You’ll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. We’ll outline our chapter’s structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.RSVP for Zoom link.

Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socialist Feminist Happy Hour
    Socialist Feminist Happy Hour
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    We hope that you can join the Socialist Feminist Section for our \r
    September Happy Hour at As You Are. DC! Come to celebrate our wins \r
    (personal or otherwise!), vent about our losses, and hang out with other\r
    socialist feminists. As You Are is a lesbian-owned inclusive Queer bar, coffeehouse, and café, a short walk from the \r
    Eastern Market Metro station. Please be fully vaccinated. This event is \r
    open to all members or people interest in DSA/Socialist Feminism who are\r
    not men (cis or trans).This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters who are not cis or trans men. Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on\r
    a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford.

Saturday September 24
  • 3:00 pm The Washington Socialist's Monthly Meeting
    The Washington Socialist's Monthly Meeting
    3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Mark your calendars! This is the monthly meeting for the Washington Socialist: the magazine managed by the MDC DSA. From editorial guidelines to funding, we will be talking about many important details.
    The agenda and video details for this meeting are currently in development and will be sent out closer to the event.
    We will be meeting on the last Saturday of every month at 3 PM. (Note: those interested in the MDC DSA’s newsletter should sign up for that meeting, which happens on the first Saturday of every month).

Sunday September 25
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PG DSA September Meeting
    PG DSA September Meeting
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    PG Co. DSA General Body Meetings are open to both DSA members and \r
    non-members.

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - September 25
    Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - September 25
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Come to the monthly Internationalism Working Group meeting! The Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group meets on the third or fourth Sunday of every month at 5pm. Join us to hear report-backs from our various teams, including our Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm NovaDSA Electoral Monthly Mtg - Sun Sept 25 7PM
    NovaDSA Electoral Monthly Mtg - Sun Sept 25 7PM
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning for electoral work in Northern Virginia in 2023. We’ll discuss the various races we could target and game-planning for electing socialists in NoVA in 2023. You’ll get the zoom link after you RSVP.

Monday September 26
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm September Campaign Council Meeting
    September Campaign Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join the Campaign Coordinator and chapter formation Stewards to discuss \r
    strategy and work through questions and organizing challenges.NOTE: This is an internal meeting and is not open to the public or to the MDC DSA general body.

Tuesday September 27
Wednesday September 28
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    Cuba Campaign Planning Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Medicare for All team is organizing an ongoing campaign to push to \r
    end the medical blockade of Cuba. This blockade is impacting Cubans’ \r
    ability to get medicine and preventing Cuba from producing enough COVID \r
    vaccines to vaccinate the Global South. Join us to help stop this \r
    blockade. For more information, find our slack channel \r
    #m4a-cuba-campaign.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Eugene V. Debs Reading Group will be reading Ray Ginger’s classic \r
    1947 biography of U.S. socialist and labor leader Eugene V. Debs, The \r
    Bending Cross. The group will meet weekly from September through \r
    December. The goal of the group will be to become better acquainted with\r
    the life and work of one of our movement’s best-known leaders, as well \r
    as develop a broader understanding of the history of the U.S. socialist \r
    and labor movements. We will seek to discuss the successes and \r
    challenges of the early American labor movement and openly socialist \r
    electoral policies, as demonstrated in Debs’ times.This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.\r
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready become a member? Already a member and want to get more involved?If so, this event is for you!You’ll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. We’ll outline our chapter’s structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. Our chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland.RSVP for Zoom link.

Thursday September 29
Friday September 30

October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Saturday October 1
Sunday October 2
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm NoVA DSA Labor Open Meeting 10/2 7:30PM
    NoVA DSA Labor Open Meeting 10/2 7:30PM
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    NoVA DSA is kicking off our labor workgroup activity with an open meeting–we are asking people to join that have an interest in union organizing in the NoVA area. There are a number of labor efforts that we can support: County workers like in Prince William Co, Teachers like in Fairfax, and hosting Sip-ins for any Starbucks locations that are are fighting for labor rights.

Monday October 3
  • 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Phone Zap for Rent Stabilization
    Phone Zap for Rent Stabilization
    9:00 am – 8:00 pm

    For the past two years, rent stabilization kept families in their homes. Yet, the county council failed to extend rent stabilization before leaving for their August recess, allowing landlords to massively increase rents and forcing tenants to leave their homes and the county. Since then, tenants have received rent increases of 20% and more, far exceeding the rate of inflation and the cost of doing business. Join us to tell the County Council that they need to pass temporary rent stabilization before more people are forced out of Montgomery County.We will provide a script, talking points and phone numbers to all that RSVP to this event.For this phone zap, we’re offering people the option to either call on their own time during the day or join us to make calls together with our partner Everyday Canvassing on a comrade’s deck starting at 5pm. We’ll provide the address to all that RSVP to attend in person. The location is walkable from the Bethesda and Medical Center Metros.

Tuesday October 4
Wednesday October 5
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm NoVA Tenant Organizing Meeting Oct 4th 6pm
    NoVA Tenant Organizing Meeting Oct 4th 6pm
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting is for those involved with the NoVA Tenant Organizing campaign or who would like to learn more about this work. We meet monthly on the first Wednesday 6-7pm.We will give updates on our activities, find ways to get you involved, and answer any questions……Also, here’s some key ways you can contribute to our efforts:Join us for a weekday evening event like a door-to-door canvass (Alexandria) or research public records for us We’d love to talk to you one-on-one about our work or your landlord. Help us fight exploitative landlords! Join this meeting to get involved or scan the QR code below!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    Eugene V. Debs Reading Group
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Eugene V. Debs Reading Group will be reading Ray Ginger’s classic \r
    1947 biography of U.S. socialist and labor leader Eugene V. Debs, The \r
    Bending Cross. The group will meet weekly from September through \r
    December. The goal of the group will be to become better acquainted with\r
    the life and work of one of our movement’s best-known leaders, as well \r
    as develop a broader understanding of the history of the U.S. socialist \r
    and labor movements. We will seek to discuss the successes and \r
    challenges of the early American labor movement and openly socialist \r
    electoral policies, as demonstrated in Debs’ times.This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.\r
    Not a Member? Please consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford

Thursday October 6
  • 6:15 pm Rally for LGBTQIA2S+ Students in Fairfax Co Schools - School Board Meeting 10.6 6:15pm
    Rally for LGBTQIA2S+ Students in Fairfax Co Schools - School Board Meeting 10.6 6:15pm
    6:15 pm – 6:15 pm

    The very existence of trans people in Virginia and our schools is under attack by Richmond! The Youngkin/Schultz Department of Education has written a falsely named Model Policy that rewrites the Virginia Human Rights Act for schools to exclude LGBTQIA+ people, and effectively makes being safe or welcomed in a public school in Virginia impossible for transgender and non-binary students and staff.Let’s support and encourage the Fairfax County School Board in fighting this politically based exploitation of our must vulnerable. We’re counting on FCPS to bring suit against the VDOE, and we will back them. Teachers are fearing for their jobs, students are being told by the Youngkin policy that they are pariahs and unwelcome. This attack can not stand!This rally coincides with the LGBTQIA+ History Month recognition/resolution by the (if you would like) in the photograph for the School Board Resolution.History Month is recognized in FCPS, and includes National Coming Out Day, and the anniversary of the 1997 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights.Families and allies welcome–keep in mind that its a public event, so reporters and such may photograph you and/or your children. It is possible that there will be a counter-rally as sometimes in the past, so parents should be aware as they bring children. Watch this space for more information.We will have speeches, goodies, flags and songs!
    Our siblings in Miami-Dade school district in Florida decided NOT to recognize this month, but FCPS continues the tradition.It’s a chance to bring Queer history, LGBTQ liberation, and icons of our community (historical and modern) into our curriculum.Student clubs may make announcements, and FCPS has developed some curriculum for educators to use for History Month.Please sign up to speak at the meeting in support if you are able. Registration starts on Sept 30 for the October 6 meeting. Registration ends two days before the meeting. Here’s the registration link on this page (all the information is here). https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participationAdditional guidance:Bring flags, posters of icons, celebratory stuff.For outside, any size sign or flag is OK. For inside, signs must be 8 1/2 X 11 or smaller. No large flags and no sticks are allowed, so miniature flag-colored pieces of cloth are OK, but no sticks, large signs or large flags. For outside anything is good.Feel free to register for the speakers’ lottery BEFORE Tuesday at 7 p.m. https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participation

Friday October 7
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NoVA DSA Gamenite! Fri 10/7 6:30pm (all welcome)
    NoVA DSA Gamenite! Fri 10/7 6:30pm (all welcome)
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    NoVA DSA is hosting a monthly Gamenite on Friday Oct 7th 6:30-8:30pm! All are welcome to join, not just NoVA DSA Members. We are tentatively planning to be at The Board Room in Arlington, VA but please RSVP to ensure you get all updates. This location has games, but attendees can also bring games from home. We plan to make this a monthly event so please join us!

Saturday October 8
  • 3:00 pm Monthly Meeting for the MDC DSA Newsletter
    Monthly Meeting for the MDC DSA Newsletter
    3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Mark your calendars! This is the monthly meeting for the MDC DSA newsletter. From roles to improved processes, we will be talking about many important details.The agenda and video details for this meeting are currently in development and will be sent out closer to the event.
    We will be meeting on the second Saturday of every month at 3 PM.(Note: those interested in the magazine the Washington Socialist (i.e., the monthly articles we release every month) should sign up for that meeting, which happens on the last Saturday of every month).

Sunday October 9
Monday October 10
Tuesday October 11
Wednesday October 12
Thursday October 13
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid Attendance) Thurs Oct 13th 6:30p
    NoVA Branch Monthly Organizing Meeting (Hybrid Attendance) Thurs Oct 13th 6:30p
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us at our monthly NoVA Branch DSA organizing and planning meeting! We will welcome new members and discuss our current actions and campaigns. As always, we will address any current issues from our communities and allied organizations.You may join us in person or virtually via zoom. We invite you to join us however you prefer!If you wish to join in-person, we will be at the Arlington Central Library (Room is TBD). Address: 1015 North Quincy Street Arlington VA 22201.
    September Meeting Theme (tentative): NoVA ElectionsHopefully afterward, the in-person folks can gather at a nearby spot, like Tropical Smoothie Café.
    NOTE: You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events.

Friday October 14
Saturday October 15
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Monday October 17
Tuesday October 18
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Thursday October 20
Friday October 21
Saturday October 22
Sunday October 23
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm General Body Meeting | October 23
    General Body Meeting | October 23
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Our general body meetings convene all chapter members once monthly. \r
    Workgroups, caucuses, committees, and leadership provide key updates on \r
    campaigns and other activities.

    Members may also propose and vote on business. Members, potential members, and supporters alike are welcome to attend.

Monday October 24
Tuesday October 25
Wednesday October 26
Thursday October 27
Friday October 28
Saturday October 29
  • 3:00 pm Meeting For The Washington Socialist's Monthly Release
    Meeting For The Washington Socialist's Monthly Release
    3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Mark your calendars! This is the meeting for the Washington Socialist’s monthly release. These are the articles that the pubs’ team releases every month. From editorial guidelines to funding, we will be talking about many important details.The agenda and video details for this meeting are currently in development and will be sent out closer to the event.
    We will be meeting on the last Saturday of every month at 3 PM.(Note: those interested in the MDC DSA’s newsletter should sign up for that meeting, which happens on the second Saturday of every month).

Sunday October 30
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - October 30
    Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - October 30
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Come to the monthly Internationalism Working Group meeting! The Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group meets on the third or fourth Sunday of every month at 5pm. Join us to hear report-backs from our various teams, including our Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm NovaDSA Electoral Monthly Mtg - Sun Oct 30 7PM
    NovaDSA Electoral Monthly Mtg - Sun Oct 30 7PM
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning for electoral work in Northern Virginia in 2023. We’ll discuss the various races we could target and game-planning for electing socialists in NoVA in 2023. You’ll get the zoom link after you RSVP.

Monday October 31
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm October Campaign Council Meeting
    October Campaign Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join the Campaign Coordinator and chapter formation Stewards to discuss \r
    strategy and work through questions and organizing challenges.NOTE: This is an internal meeting and is not open to the public or to the MDC DSA general body.

November 2022

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Sunday November 20
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm General Body Meeting | November 20
    General Body Meeting | November 20
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Our general body meetings convene all chapter members once monthly. \r
    Workgroups, caucuses, committees, and leadership provide key updates on \r
    campaigns and other activities.

    Members may also propose and vote on business. Members, potential members, and supporters alike are welcome to attend.

Monday November 21
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Sunday November 27
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - November 27
    Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - November 27
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Come to the monthly Internationalism Working Group meeting! The Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group meets on the third or fourth Sunday of every month at 5pm. Join us to hear report-backs from our various teams, including our Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns.

Monday November 28
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm November Campaign Council Meeting
    November Campaign Council Meeting
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join the Campaign Coordinator and chapter formation Stewards to discuss \r
    strategy and work through questions and organizing challenges.NOTE: This is an internal meeting and is not open to the public or to the MDC DSA general body.

Tuesday November 29
Wednesday November 30

December 2022

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  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - December 18
    Internationalism Working Group Monthly Meeting - December 18
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Come to the monthly Internationalism Working Group meeting! The Metro DC DSA Internationalism Working Group meets on the third or fourth Sunday of every month at 5pm. Join us to hear report-backs from our various teams, including our Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns.

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February 2023

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March 2023

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April 2023

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