In October, San Diego Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs) were notified by the Sacramento HGO of a potential harassment grievance against Ricky Marin, under Resolution 33. Three separate individuals eventually filed grievances against Ricky Marin. with the San Diego HGOs alleging verbal and physical abusive behavior, inappropriate sexualized comments, emotional manipulation, dishonesty, and intimidation. Due to strict confidentiality commitments made to the reporting parties and Ricky Marin, further details of the harassment will not be shared publicly, but the parties reported that the harassment occurred at various points between 2017 and 2021 and caused them harm which led to filing these grievances.
Based upon the evidence and testimony presented to the HGOs by the three reporting parties, Ricky Marin, and witness […]
In January a process was created to deal with a case of harassment and manipulative behavior from former Co-chair Nate R.
Nate was a member of DSA SD (co-chair until October 2020) and a member of the Revolutionary Marxist Caucus (RMC) within DSA SD.
The subject of his harassment (hereafter called the ORP, short for “original reporting person”) confronted Nate about his actions and shortly after he resigned from DSA. Soon after this, his actions came to light and he was expelled from RMC. The chapter Harassment and Grievance Officer (HGO) was informed and investigated his actions. This investigation concluded with Nate being barred from rejoining DSA. An internal announcement was made of this decision.
Nate agreed to engage in […]
It’s important to note the documents/social media in question are run by an independent group, some not even affiliated with our chapter. We have no authority to remove the Instagram or any other document not released on official DSA channels.
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In recent days, the leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America-San Diego (DSA-SD) has been informed of allegations of online harassment between members of our organization and members of the San Diego Tenants Union (SDTU). SDTU has attracted members from many external organizations in its pursuit to build tenant power, including a significant membership from DSA-SD. As we take all accusations of harassment seriously, an immediate internal inquiry into the matter was launched.
The processes […]
In order to promote the safety of our community and perform the hard work of unwinding colonization and patriarchy, DSA San Diego appoints two harassment grievance officers (HGOs) each year. This year, we also ask that our HGOs act to distinguish and advise on the resolution of intramember conflicts unrelated to identity.
If you are a member in good standing and willing to serve in this essential role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, June 12 with a one-page statement on your qualifications and interest in the position. Please self-disclose any facets of your identity distinguishing you from the cishet male hegemony prevailing in our culture.
Members are invited to convene to select two new HGOs to serve […]
Due to the sensitive nature of this incident, We, the Steering Committee, felt it important to release a statement to our membership, for transparency, and accountability. We would like to alert those reading this document, and those linked therein, that they contain mentions of assault and abuse. We would also like to remind our membership that our Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs) are available, should you need them; you may email them at email@example.com.
DSA San Diego chapter members in good standing are encouraged to participate in a special meeting convened by the Socialist Feminist Working Group on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brown Building (4133 Poplar Street). The meeting’s focus will be appointment of two Harassment Grievance Officers, key positions required by DSA national and defined by our imminent DSA San Diego Grievance Procedure.
Deciding votes will be cast by a majority woman-identifying/non-cisgender body, with representation by members of color and non-cisgender members mandatory for a quorum.
DSA San Diego is seeking two members in good standing to serve one-year terms as Harassment Grievance Officers (HGOs). HGOs will take responsibility for facilitating grievances filed by DSA San Diego members related to all forms of identity-based oppression perpetrated by fellow members, a process crafted with the intent of preserving our chapter as a safe, fair space modeling the world we’re trying to build through socialism. Further, HGOs will survey members and document their willingness to participate in ad hoc grievance proceedings.
Interested candidates are asked to notify the DSA Steering Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org and to participate in an appointment meeting convened by the Socialist Feminist Working Group at the Brown Building (4133 Poplar Street), May 3 at 7:00 […]