The Fall 2020 STL DSA Socialist Night School continues!
The Socialist Night School is open to anybody interested in learning more about the ideas and history behind left and socialist movements. Like most STL DSA events, we will be conducting these virtually, via Zoom, at least through the end of 2020. In this week's session, we will be covering a few basic readings outlining public ownership.
A key struggle for democratic socialists is the fight for democratic public ownership of utilities to serve the people over profit for private investors. The primary goal of private ownership is profit, and when it interferes in the public sector, it seeks profit at the expense of the people. We will look at privatization as a whole and a case study of Flint, Michigan to see the danger of privatization and why we need to fight for public ownership.
This week's readings are:
"Livable Cities" by Thomas Sugrue from "We Own the Future"
"The Poisoning of Flint" by Diane Feeley
Hope to see you there! Note that, upon RSVPing, you will receive a message providing details for the Zoom call.
We need to plan how to continue our fight for a publicly owned future that serves the people and not profits:
Interested in helping grow the membership base of STL DSA, so that we can take on bigger campaigns and fight the capitalist class? Please join us for our second planning meeting as we continue to work on our outreach strategy and new member literature.You can read through the priority, voted on by the chapter at our annual General Meeting, here (Resolution #2).
Join us for the first Afrosocialists & Socialist of Color Caucus movie night!We'll start with some quick check ins then start the movie. AfroSOC members will have a chance to pick the first movie from the choices below. We'll update with the winning selection a few days before the event. Please RSVP for links and details. Please respect that we'd like this event to be a space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) only.
1. Black Orpheus
2. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
3. If Beale Street Could Talk
4. Sorry To Bother You
Vote on your movie pick here!
Agenda & Zoom info TBA.