• Archive Team Meeting

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    Member Home

    The archive team has projects underway and is looking for more members who want to get involved in documenting and archiving the work of our chapter. One project we have on our docket is to build a searchable database of local council decisions. If you have experience as an archivist or librarian, we would love to have your presence and expertise! Please email to get involved.

  • Socialism and Climate Change with Christian Parenti

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Humanist Hall in Oakland, CA

    East Bay DSA presents Christian Parenti

    Please join us as we host Christian Parenti for a discussion on capitalism and climate change titled "From the New Mold Belt to Storm Socialism: the Perils and Possibilities of the Climate Crisis."

    Christian Parenti is associate professor in economics at John Jay College, CUNY. He is a frequent columnist at Jacobin Magazine and The Nation. His latest book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.

    His recent essay for Jacobin, titled "If We Fail," lays out the stakes he foresees in the next couple decades, and offers some solutions.

    A suggested donation $5-15 will help us cover the rental fee. No one turned away for lack of funds.

    Venue info:

    • Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users enter from 411 28th Street.
    • Front doors of building are at 390 27th Street.
    • For public transit, Humanist Hall is close to many bus stops at Broadway and 29th St. and Telegraph and 27th St.
    • It's 0.7 miles from the Downtown 19th St BART station.

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  • No Work Picnic

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Mosswood Park in Oakland, CA

    East Bay DSA No Work Picnic September 24

    It's the last Sunday of the month — that means picnic time!

    We have been busy socialists, so it's time to relax and hang out. Bring your lunch, picnic blanket, friends, and family for a casual picnic with your comrades. No work done here — just socializing! We will try to stake a spot out in the Broadway and MacArthur Blvd. quadrant of the block.

    Weather permitting

  • External Organizing Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    2501 International Boulevard in Oakland, CA

    This public working meeting of the External Organizing Committee is a chance for members to do the work of running our outward-facing campaigns, building our district canvassing program, and recruiting new members. Everyone is welcome regardless of skills or experience! Questions about the meeting? Email

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  • Internal Organizing Committee Meeting

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Omni Commons Ballroom in Oakland, CA

    In October, the entire membership will be invited to debate electoral strategy and the two RPA candidates who have asked for our early endorsements. In November, we vote. Come to the IOC meeting to find out how you can help make these two hugely consequential meetings happen. This is a great opportunity for newer members to get plugged in, meet organizers, and take on concrete tasks.

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  • Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Telegraph Beer Garden in Oakland, CA

    Are you a union member or employee? Want to find out what your fellow Democratic Socialists in the labor movement are up to? Come through to the External Organizing Committee's first Beer and Roses Happy Hour at Telegraph Beer Garden. We'll be talking over current organizing work in East Bay unions and thinking about what DSA can do to support our hard-working labor activists. Whether or not you can come please fill out the East Bay DSA Labor Survey to help us get organized!

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  • Electoral Endorsements Information Meeting

    Monday, October 02, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Humanist Hall

    Earlier this summer, members of our local were approached by members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, asking for East Bay DSA's early endorsement of two of their members: Jovanka Beckles, running for State Assembly (AD15), and Gayle McLaughlin, running for California Lt. Governor.

    Our bylaws mandate that electoral endorsements should be made by the general membership, so this meeting is for members to thoroughly inform themselves first, then debate and vote on this important issue at a separate meeting.

    This informational meeting is for members to hear from the two candidates about their backgrounds and platforms and answer questions from the membership. Members will also be provided with the candidates' answers to East Bay DSA's candidate questionnaire. After the candidates have left the venue, members will have the opportunity to debate the merits of these particular candidacies, as well as have a broader discussion on how we think East Bay DSA should engage with electoral politics.

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  • Local Council Meeting

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland, CA

    Our next Local Council meeting is on October 15! See how your elected leadership works and contribute your voice as we deliberate on current chapter issues.

    Open to all DSA members.

  • Local Council Meeting

    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland, CA

    Join us on November 19 for our next Local Council meeting! See how your elected leadership works and contribute your voice as we deliberate on current chapter issues.

    Open to all DSA members.