The Fall Socialist School is the current incarnation of East Bay DSA's political education program. Four meetings from October 23 to November 13 provide opportunities for East Bay DSA members to ground their political work in the rich theoretical and historical traditions of the socialist left.
Meetings are down-to-earth, inclusive spaces that give East Bay comrades a chance to grow their politics together, regardless of tendency or background knowledge. Topics include fundamental concepts such as class, surplus value, exploitation, and dispossession, alongside exploratory dives into the future of capitalism and the role of state power in building socialism.
Sign up to be part of the Fall Socialist School by filling out this short survey.
This series is open to all East Bay DSA members, but we especially encourage comrades who self-identify as other than white cis/het male to take part. We also ask that members be willing to commit to attending a minimum of three of the four classes.
The Fall Socialist School meets Monday evenings at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland.
Find information specific to each session, as well as the full list of readings, below.
- Session 1: Class Struggle: The Motor of History
- Session 2: Capitalism: Contradictions and Crises
- Session 3: Dispossession: Imperialism, Old and New
- Session 4: The "Superstructure:" State and Civil Society in Western Democracies