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.

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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.

Get Involved

National Network of Abortion Funds Bowlathon

Austin DSA is joining DSA chapters across the nation in raising money for a specific and crucial healthcare procedure, abortions!

We have six of the over 50 DSA affiliated teams nationwide, raising money for three different abortion funds in Texas:

Lilith Fund

Lilith Fund in Austin

Frontera Fund

Frontera Fund in the Rio Grande Valley

West Fund

West Fund in El Paso

You can donate to and follow along with our teams below!


Ready to help make a difference?

The next general body meeting will be 7:00PM-8:30PM at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. See our calendar for more events!

Upcoming Events

June 24, 2019
  • Immigrant Rights Committee

    June 24, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Wildflower Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

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June 25, 2019
  • Socialist Night School: Queer History

    June 25, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756, USA

    Join us at Howard Hall as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in queer liberation. We will be covering brief history of Queer liberation, why cops at Pride is controversial, Socialism and Sexuality, and more! Reading materials will be posted in the event.

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June 26, 2019
  • Discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara on The Socialist Manifesto

    June 26, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Patton Hall, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/467977190629518/
    Join a discussion with Jacobin's founding editor, Bhaskar Sunkara.

    In "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality," Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future, and why the socialist tradition still matters today.

    Copies of "The Socialist Manifesto," and Jacobin publications will be available for purchase.

    The event will be held in Patton Hall.
    Room number RLP 0.102

    UT Campus Map:
    https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/campus/buildings/nlogon/maps/UTM/RLP/

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June 30, 2019
  • No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 2 with Jane McAlevey

    June 30, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Online Discussion

    Join us for the second of three conversations with community and union organizer Jane McAlevey about her book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, and its lessons for democratic socialist organizers. Jane will give remarks then take questions.

    RSVP with the link below for call access. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a recording of the call and a code to buy the book for 25% off.

    https://act.dsausa.org/signup/no-shortcuts-building-power-session-2-jane-mcalevey/?t=1&referring_akid=27547.36610.cyyz8K

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July 2, 2019
  • DSA Reading Group: Socialist Manifesto

    July 2, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

    Meeting in the coffee shop!

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July 9, 2019
  • Feminist Action Committee meeting

    July 9, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    To be determined

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July 10, 2019
  • No Shortcuts to Building Power: Session 3 with Jane McAlevey

    July 10, 2019  9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Online

    Join us for the third of three conversations with community and union organizer Jane McAlevey about her book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, and its lessons for democratic socialist organizers. Jane will give remarks then take questions.

    RSVP at https://act.dsausa.org/signup/no-shortcuts-building-power-session-3-jane-mcalevey/ for call access. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a recording of the call and a code to buy the book for 25% off.

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July 16, 2019
  • General Meeting

    July 16, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Justin Ln, 2208, Austin, TX, United States

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July 18, 2019
  • Housing Committee Meeting

    July 18, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

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July 20, 2019
  • Mutual Aid Committee Meeting

    July 20, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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July 23, 2019

 

Austin DSA in Action