Austin Democratic Socialists of America

Who We Are

Democratic Socialists of America is the largest socialist organization in the United States and we are in the midst of explosive growth nationally and locally. We are not a political party; we are an activist organization. Our vision is of a democratically run economy and society that gives power to the people rather than the privileged elites. Learn more about us.

Convention 2020 is coming up and you can be apart of it!

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Simply put, we fight for a better world. Join us in our mission to build a democratically run economy and society that serves the needs of all.

Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 6:45PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

April 5, 2020
  • Organizer Training: Beating Apathy

    April 5, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/2093362022

    Join us for a training on how to beat apathy in the workplace and organize on the job! We will practice having one on one organizing conversations, learn what makes a good organizing issue, and discuss how the boss keeps us disorganized.

    Feel free to invite interested coworkers!

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  • Q&A about DSA: National Call

    April 5, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    https://act.dsausa.org/signup/QA_about_DSA/

    Interested in DSA but haven’t joined yet? Sign up here to talk with leaders in DSA about who we are and what we do, especially in this uncertain moment. This is welcome to everyone and those who are not members of DSA are encouraged to register.

    RSVP here: https://act.dsausa.org/signup/QA_about_DSA/

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April 7, 2020
  • Ecosocialist Working Group

    April 7, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us to review our campaign and share thoughts on our goals, strategy, what went well, what didn't and what's next.

    Email [email protected] for the link or get on the Slack where it's posted!

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  • Immigrant Rights Committee Meeting

    April 7, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/312894093

    Join Austin DSA's Immigrant Rights Committee over Zoom call as we discuss ways we can support people in detention during the COVID Pandemic.

    Spanish and ASL interpretation are not planned for this event.

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April 8, 2020
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April 16, 2020
  • Texas Labor History: Forgotten Stories of Solidarity in the Lone Star State

    April 16, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join members of Austin DSA and friends for a 4 week reading and discussion group on the history of militant labor struggles in Texas. This group involves committing to several hours of reading per week and a weekly discussion session on Thursday nights. We will share a Zoom link with everyone who registers.

    REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/txlaborhistory

    The schedule is:

    Texas Exceptionalism - April 16, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Race, Nationality and Labor - April 23, 2020 | 7pm CST

    The Latinx Working Class - April 30, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Socialists in Texas! - May 7, 2020

    More information, including links to the readings, can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nhtTGcQK6iHM6ijzMLZDE81J0pMkIRnigtyEkqWToq4/edit?usp=sharing

    See more details

April 21, 2020
  • General Meeting - Open to All!

    April 21, 2020  6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    Call info and agenda to come

    We meet at the Parish Hall on the east side of their property. Look for the DSA banner and groups of friendly socialists!

    Agenda will be available one week prior to the meeting.

    Questions? DM us on Facebook or reach out at [email protected]

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April 22, 2020
  • Weekly Online Socialist Night School: ABC's Of Capitalism

    April 22, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    See Zoom Call Link Below

    Weekly Online Socialist Night School: ABC's Of Capitalism
    Part B

    Remove "DSA" from the link to join the call: https://zoDSAom.us/j/974883299

    In Part A, we discussed the basic structures of capitalism and class. For Part B we will be discussing how capitalism influences the state, how the state tends to reinforce the power of capital, and the structural forces involved.

    This part of the ABCs will help us understand the ways that capitalism undermines democracy, and the structural reasons why the establishment Democrats + others are lash out in earnest against the growing movement supporting Bernie. We hope you can join us!

    Required Reading:

    The ABCs of Capitalism: B. Capitalism and the State
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gbGeclikmo5XX-PH2pNc2ZqDGRECJJeD

    Optional podcast: This lecture by Vivek Chibber covers much of the same material and should adequately prepare you to take part in the discussion. https://www.blubrry.com/thecallradio/38387253/episode-12-vivek-chibber-on-the-state/

    See more details

April 23, 2020
  • Texas Labor History: Forgotten Stories of Solidarity in the Lone Star State

    April 23, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join members of Austin DSA and friends for a 4 week reading and discussion group on the history of militant labor struggles in Texas. This group involves committing to several hours of reading per week and a weekly discussion session on Thursday nights. We will share a Zoom link with everyone who registers.

    REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/txlaborhistory

    The schedule is:

    Texas Exceptionalism - April 16, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Race, Nationality and Labor - April 23, 2020 | 7pm CST

    The Latinx Working Class - April 30, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Socialists in Texas! - May 7, 2020

    More information, including links to the readings, can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nhtTGcQK6iHM6ijzMLZDE81J0pMkIRnigtyEkqWToq4/edit?usp=sharing

    See more details

April 29, 2020
  • Weekly Online Socialist Night School: ABC's Of Capitalism Part C

    April 29, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    See Zoom Call Link Below

    Remove "DSA" from this link to join the call: https://zooDSAm.us/j/556706261

    The conclusion of our mini-series on The ABCs of Capitalism by Vivek Chibber. The first two parts of our mini-series covered some rather bleak aspects of living in a capitalist society: bosses will always put the pursuit of profit over workers, the state is far from neutral, and the system really does favor the interests of the wealthy over the working class. But we shouldn’t despair just yet! Part C is here to give us hope and point us toward a path out of the muck.

    The discussion for our final session in this mini-series will be about class struggle and working class political strategy. We will examine why class struggle creates power and political leverage, and how that leverage can help us win victories in all of our battles against all forms of oppression.

    Required Reading:
    The ABCs of Capitalism: Capitalism and Class Struggle
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y1_v00qHa3xDoiBMw8QQaKQHp53H7ZvC

    Optional: If you don’t have a copy of the pamphlet, this lecture by Vivek Chibber covers much of the same material and should adequately prepare you to take part in the discussion. https://www.blubrry.com/thecallradio/38387254/episode-13-vivek-chibber-on-collective-action/

    See more details

April 30, 2020
  • Texas Labor History: Forgotten Stories of Solidarity in the Lone Star State

    April 30, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join members of Austin DSA and friends for a 4 week reading and discussion group on the history of militant labor struggles in Texas. This group involves committing to several hours of reading per week and a weekly discussion session on Thursday nights. We will share a Zoom link with everyone who registers.

    REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/txlaborhistory

    The schedule is:

    Texas Exceptionalism - April 16, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Race, Nationality and Labor - April 23, 2020 | 7pm CST

    The Latinx Working Class - April 30, 2020 | 7pm CST

    Socialists in Texas! - May 7, 2020

    More information, including links to the readings, can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nhtTGcQK6iHM6ijzMLZDE81J0pMkIRnigtyEkqWToq4/edit?usp=sharing

    See more details