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2024 Primary Election Voter Guide

DSA San Diego's 2024 Primary Election Voter Guide

Once again, we find ourselves in an election season, and once again, our Electoral Working Group has sprung into action to weigh in.  We’re tasked collectively to grapple with the political realities of San Diego. We’ve seen a slow shift from a primarily Republican-run city to a primarily centrist Democrat-run city. Many of the races are handpicked (or uncontested) by a Democratic establishment that favors a status quo that has long stopped working for San… Read More

In Memoriam: Herbert Shore, 1939-2024

Herbert Shore, November 18, 1939 – February 12, 2024

DSA San Diego sadly shares the news of the passing of Herbert Shore, one of the co-founders of our chapter and a former member of DSA’s National Political Committee. Herb was 83 and is survived by his wife, Virginia Franco. Members and friends are invited to participate in a memorial event celebrating Herb’s inspiring life on March 23, from 1 - 3 pm in Old Town.  Barra Barra - Serrano Room 4016 Wallace Street San… Read More

Member Meetup: Democracy Social Discussion Group

Join us for our monthly discussion groups about democracy.

Is the United States a democracy? What steps could we make today to improve democracy here? What will potential roadblocks be, and how do we overcome them to achieve a society that works for instead of against the working class? Join the Education Committee’s Democracy Social Discussion Group for a series of informal discussions about democracy.  Schedule Our discussion group sessions will be held both in-person and on Zoom on the second Saturday of each… Read More

Stop the evictions and discrimination against New Roots farmers in City Heights

New Roots farmers at risk of eviction

New Roots farmers are fighting illegal evictions by the City Heights Community Development Corporation (CH-CDC), a local nonprofit. New Roots was established in 2008 by International Rescue Committee as a farm for the immigrant and refugee population in San Diego. This farm was run well until 2018 when it was transferred to CH-CDC. Since then rents and water bills have skyrocketed, while service from CH-CDC has been non-responsive. A group of 26 farmers signed a… Read More

Join the discussion: Giving and receiving constructive criticism

Join us for a discussion about handling constructive criticism.

Criticism is a necessary component of revolutionary change. But how can we effectively criticize ourselves and the institutions we want to improve? Join the Education Committee for our upcoming book club series, where we will discuss the book Constructive Criticism: A Handbook by Vicki Legion. This book takes a look at the goals of criticism and outlines a practical approach. The book is available in PDF or you may purchase a hard copy here. (Please… Read More

You’re Invited: Worker Cooperative Workshop

Join us for our 7-week Worker Coop Workshop on Tuesdays and Saturdays in August and September.

Let's build the community we want to live in! Join our Labor Working Group's book club in collaboration with the Education Committee for our upcoming 7-week Worker Cooperative Workshop, based on the Rutgers Worker Cooperative Education Program. Watch the Rutgers video series with us on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm or on your own before our discussion sessions on Saturdays at 11:00 am. See the schedule below for more details. Schedule Week 1:  Tuesday, August 8,… Read More

San Diego DSA presents: Picket line etiquette training

San Diego DSA presents: Picket line etiquette training

What do I do at a picket line? How do I support workers as a community member? Is this normal? Come learn! When: Thursday, July 20, 2023             7:00-8:00 pm Where: via Zoom Click here to RSVP. As negotiations continue between the Teamsters and UPS, a strike may be on the horizon. The deadline for a signed and active contract is August 1st, only a few short weeks away. Come learn how you can effectively and safely… Read More

March with DSA San Diego in the 2023 Pride Parade

March with us in the 2023 San Diego Pride parade!

Wear your DSA merch, bring a sign with a witty slogan, and show your pride with us in the 2023 San Diego Pride parade! DSA San Diego is going to be contingent line-up 256 at check-in point Blue, right at the intersection of Centre St. and Lincoln Ave. between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. Parade starts at 10:00 am sharp! Parking will be limited, so a good option is to take the shuttle service that… Read More

Rally & Potluck for UAW Student Workers

Post-Arraignment BBQ July 10, 2023

Join us on Monday, July 10, for a BBQ/potluck to show our support and appreciation for our student workers. We will gather following the conclusion of the arraignment hearings for the UCSD student workers who were recently arrested and charged for exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in legal union activities. Click here to RSVP for the potluck. If you are available, please join us at noon to support the union and these students… Read More

Drop the Charges, UCSD!

UCSD Free Speech Rally July 10, 2023

This weekend, three academic workers and UAW 2865 members at the University of California San Diego were arrested in retaliation for union activity. The University has continued to repress union members, notably bringing code of conduct violations against 67 workers last month, as it refuses to adhere to the contract these workers won in a strike last year. Click here to sign the UAW petition to the University of California. Click here to sign the… Read More