Member Meetup: Democracy Social Discussion Group

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 month. There is no required reading, but we are providing links to relevant material for your reference.

Click on a date in the box for specific information about that session.

Upcoming

May 11, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
This session will focus on DSA’s endorsement policies.

Recommended Reading

TBA

Location

This session will be hosted on Zoom only. (register for Zoom)

June 8, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

July 13, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

August 10, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

September 14, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

October 12, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

November 9, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Reading TBD

Past

April 13, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
This session will focus on what position DSA should take on the 2024 presidential election.

Recommended Reading

2024 Presidential Election Discussion Questions

Location

This session will be hosted on Zoom only. (register for Zoom)

March 9, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Recommended Reading

A Blueprint for a New Party. Jacobin, November 8, 2016.

Location

City Heights/Weingart Library (how to get there | register for Zoom)

We will meet at the main desk.

February 10, 2024

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Follow-up to Participatory Democracy Night School

Recommended Reading

America is Not a Democracy. The American Prospect, January 29, 2024.

Location

College-Rolando Library (how to get there | register for Zoom)

We will meet on the patio in the back of the library.

Locations

City Heights/Weingart Library

The City Heights/Weingart Library is located at 3795 Fairmount Ave. (map)

If you’re traveling via public transportation, you have a few options depending on your starting location:

  1. Take the Green Line trolley to Grantville station and then take the 13 bus to Fairmount Ave. and Landis St.
    -or-
  2. Take the Orange Line trolley to Euclid Avenue station and then take the 13 bus to Fairmount Ave. and Wightman St.
    -or-
  3. The 7 bus runs down University Ave. between Park Boulevard and College Ave. every 15 minutes.

College-Rolando Library

The College-Rolando Library is located at 6600 Montezuma Rd. (map) We will meet on the patio in the back of the library.

If you’re traveling via public transportation, take the Green Line trolley to Alvarado station and then walk .7 miles down Reservoir Dr. to where it intersects Montezuma Rd.

Zoom

Can’t join us in person? Click here to register for the Zoom sessions.