FOR APRIL 8, 2017
As socialists, we've been known to use the term "crisis" a lot, usually in connection with the crisis of capitalism. That's still a thing, but it's the crisis inside the crisis -- Donald Trump's regime -- that leads us to move beyond the monthly frequency of the Washington Socialist to add these weekly updates. We include both calendar items and timely articles, as you see.
This weekend (April 8-9) satisfyingly grubby action by the (Anacostia) riverside, and a town hall that examines capitalism's central role in oppressing vulnerable groups in "Connecting Race and the Socialist Resistance." Sunday, Metro DC DSA's monthly membership meeting, amping up for the struggle. Here are details:
Today, Saturday 4/8
9:00am - 11:00am
Potomac River Cleanup
DSA members will meet to dispose of trash alongside the Potomac River near the Washington Canoe Club in Georgetown before heading to the Racial Justice Town Hall (12:00pm)
Washington Canoe Club
3700 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Town Hall: Connecting Race & the Socialist Resistance
Join DSA for a range of speakers, workshops and more to highlight the connections between attacks on vulnerable communities and capitalism. It's going to be a big event for members and non-members alike, so please bring friends!
Communications Workers of America
501 3rd St NW, Washington, DC
3:30pm - 5:00pm
DC DSA April General Membership Meeting
Metro DC DSA will conduct its monthly general meeting, which will include a floor vote to set rules and conditions for the Steering Committee vote, scheduled for the next general meeting (now May 7). Please be sure your national DSA membership is current and be able to provide some verification of membership to vote! (If you are not found on the member list your membership card or an members email from DSA will serve, or else two documented members may vouch for you.)
Friends Meeting of Washington
2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Activity update: Leo Gertner reports on the latest meeting of the Jobs with Justice Steering Committee, on which Metro DC DSA is represented. Organizations from many parts of the struggle converge on this committee for mutual information, support and decision-making. Read the complete article here.
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