Saturday, February 8, 2014:
“The Importance of a Free Press to a Democratic Society in an Age of Internet Journalism”
John Diaz, Editorial Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle
We are very proud that the Chronicle has taken a strong stand against government attacks on American freedom of the press and the intrusion of its international surveillance programs.
Forums are 7-9 PM in the library conference room
Come at 6:30 PM for a potluck of refreshments and snacks to share with friends 1550 Oak and Lincoln, Entrance and parking in the rear. Questions and discussion following the speaker’s presentation. Literature about Tibet and information about human rights in China will be available. Admission fee not required, but donations are welcome
|When:||Saturday, January 11, 2014, 2 – 3:30pm|
|Where:||2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (In the 3rd floor community meeting room.)|
|Event:||J. Stitt Wilson, Socialist Mayor of Berkeley|
|J. Stitt Wilson (1868 – 1942) made national news when he was elected Mayor of Berkeley in April 1911 becoming the 2nd Socialist Mayor in America. A former minister who preached the Social Gospel, his two years as Mayor were only a small part in a life dedicated to creating a cooperative society in which “every person in the world can attain to the highest development of his being”Presenter: Stephen Barton, Ph.D.
Stephen Barton is the author of articles on the history of progressive urban movements, social and economic justice and affordable housing. He is at work on a biography of Berkeley Mayor J. Stitt Wilson and has a forthcoming article on Wilson’s socialist feminism.
Just a reminder that our next meeting will be January 11, 2014 at the Niebyll-Proctor Library at 6501 Telegraph Ave slightly north of Alcatraz
at 10 till noon.
Laura Wells, a Green Party member will also join us to talk about independent electoral action as part of progressive strategies.
I hope to see you soon. We have lots to talk about and get ready for!
VIDEO for this event has been divided into three parts. Each part can be accessed by clicking on the “LINK”
This event featured three speakers and a rapper.
Part I: John Nichols, author and Nation correspondent; LINK
Part II: Steve Williams of POWER, LINK
Part III: Catherine Tactaquin of the National Movement for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and rapper Mario de Mira. LINK
The MC is Maria Svart.
Our monthly meeting is on this Saturday, October 12, 10am to noon at the Niebyll-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz.
We will be two weeks away from the convention and there will be some tasks to finish up with that. As well, DSA has begun a process of reformulating the guiding principles of the organization, updating and thinking about goals, and strategies. We hope to be able to spend some time talking about that process. Also, updates on the CARA convention etc.
Please join us, Saturday.
The DSA National Convention will be taking place in Emeryville this October 25th through October 27th. There will also be a free outreach event on Friday, October 25th at the Humanist Hall in Oakland. See the attached fliers for details: Convention Brochure 2013 Outreach event Convention banquet flyer
Our next meeting is tomorrow Saturday, August 10 at ten to noon at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz. The meeting will be a report back on the progress of the oil severance tax work, the convention planning, the continued work on Worker coops here, and other things that we can think about and do for our local. Hope to see you there.