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2024-07-24
  • Learnin' with Lenin - What Is To Be Done #2

    2024-07-24 @ 18:00 - 20:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/learnin-with-lenin-what-is-to-be-done-2?source=direct_link&

    Hello comrades, join us for the first session of our Learnin' with Lenin group! We will be reading excerpts from both What is To Be Done?, Lenin's 1902 tactical treatise for the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, and Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder, a critique from 1920 of the strategy many young communist organizations from abroad were pursuing at the time. For this session, we will be reading sections 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 3.4 and 3.6 from What is To Be Done?, which serve as a critique of a spontaneity-based strategy and which highlight the importance of a theoretically-equipped vanguard formation. It seems like a lot of reading, but some sections are just a few pages of mostly polemic between the gold.

    Check out marxists.org if you need a copy: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/

    And please, sign up for this Perusall class. It will let you make comments on the book if you have any questions about any of the content. I or someone else will make sure to answer them. https://app.perusall.com/join/pope-3ljfv.

    Lastly, if you don't know the historical context for this piece, it is highly recommended that you listen to episodes 24-28 of season 10 of the Revolutions podcast. That can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3sXAVJd2py6gNze58DTHjQ.

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2024-07-26
  • Abolition and Anti-Imperialism committee meeting

    2024-07-26 @ 19:00 - 20:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/pittsburgh-dsa-abolition-and-anti-imperialism-committee-meeting-2/

    At this meeting, we will discuss ways to be a part of local Palestine solidarity actions, support our comrades in Cuba, as well as some ideas toward prison and police abolition. More details to follow soon!

    So that we know how best to contact you and the ways in which you would like to take part in the committee, take the interest survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14_GXsZ9Ygo_zDTqlZCSrLeMxCCFQ-AbBDBncPcxXu7o/edit

    Pittsburgh DSA “Abolition and Anti-Imperialism” committee charter - https://docs.google.com/document/d/117DSVEI4s43t09l5XgNnidmyQIIQtoEV6HAU7HQNoxU/

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2024-07-27
  • Chapter Priorities Brainstorm 2

    2024-07-27 @ 15:00 - 17:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/chapter-priorities-brainstorm-july-2024?source=direct_link&

    This is the second in a series of monthly meetings for PGH DSA members to discuss and brainstorm ideas for chapter priorities, leading up to the chapterwide consideration and vote on Chapter Priority Proposals at the 2024 Local Convention in September, as described in the Chapter Priorities Resolution (passed in April 2024). Attendance at the first meeting is not required to join this one.

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  • Naila and the Uprising Film Screening

    2024-07-27 @ 18:00 - 20:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/naila-and-the-uprising-film-screening

    Hello comrades! Consider joining us for our screening of Naila and the Uprising, a film that follows the journey of a young woman as she joins a clandestine network of women that operated during the First Intifada. Come and see an often underrated and uncovered portion of the Palestinian resistance movement’s history that significantly contributed to the fight for self-determination of Palestine, and to experience an example of the necessary and creative role that women must play within a movement. Ice cream and refreshments will be provided, and a hybrid option will be available.

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2024-07-28
  • PGH ETOC Meeting

    2024-07-28 @ 18:00 - 19:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/etoc-meeting-728

    ETOC is a national program to build an outward-facing tenant unionization effort by training and mentoring DSA members & their comrades participating in tenant organizing all across the United States. We're organizing an ETOC cohort here in Pittsburgh to build tenant unions and leverage our working class power in everyday struggles against landlords, developers and other real estate capitalists. Want to help us build tenant power? The group will meet every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Sunday at 6 pm on Zoom.

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2024-08-02
  • Tabling at First Friday

    2024-08-02 @ 18:00 - 20:30
    Penn Ave & N Evaline

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2024-08-07
  • Capital Reading Group - Intro Session (1859 Preface)

    2024-08-07 @ 18:00 - 19:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/capital-reading-group-intro-session-1859-preface?source=direct_link&

    Hello comrades! Come and join us for the very first session of our Capital Reading Group, in-person at the Community Forge as well as virtual! We will be reading through the new translation of Capital vol. 1, Marx's seminal work on political economy that forever changed the face of socialist (and even bourgeois) theory and practice. Before this though, we will be hosting three preliminary sessions featuring texts that will enhance our understanding of this momentous work. In this session, we will be discussing Marx's Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, also known as the 1859 preface. This work serves as a brief overview of Marx's ideas about historical materialism at the time.

    A link to the preface can be found here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1859/critique-pol-economy/preface.htm.

    We also have some supplemental works you can check out, which can be read along with Capital to further enhance your understanding(fee free to add more if you have them!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v9k3vZ_kDnsTaXl9akFrINteMFPW0CvJ6LvFiVSto4U/edit.

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  • Labor Committee Meeting

    2024-08-07 @ 19:00 - 20:30
    Zoom

    Pittsburgh DSA's reactivated labor committee will be meeting to continue discussing strategic goals for the committee as well as elect committee leadership. No organized labor experience necessary - if you want to fight for workers, this is the committee for you!

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/labor-committee-meeting-08072024?source=direct_link&

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2024-08-08
  • Cocktails with Comrades @ Threadbare, Troy Hill

    2024-08-08 @ 19:00 - 21:00
    Threadbare Cider House, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA

    Come join us at Threadbare Cider House (in Troy Hill). This is an event for DSA members and non-members alike to mingle, play games, and have fun! Bring friends!

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2024-08-11
  • Coffee with Comrades @ Novaria Coffee, Strip District

    2024-08-11 @ 11:00 - 13:00
    Novaria Coffee Co., 1812 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

    Join DSA comrades at Novaria Coffee (Strip District location) for some leftist brunch vibes! Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a member.

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  • Planning Session: Elections & Pressure Campaigns Committee

    2024-08-11 @ 14:00 - 17:00
    Community Forge + Virtual

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/planning-session-elections-pressures-committee?source=direct_link&

    Map out electoral and campaign priorities for the coming year and beyond with Elections and Pressure Campaigns Committee.

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2024-08-13
  • PGH ETOC Meeting

    2024-08-13 @ 18:00 - 19:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/etoc-meeting-813

    ETOC is a national program to build an outward-facing tenant unionization effort by training and mentoring DSA members & their comrades participating in tenant organizing all across the United States. We're organizing an ETOC cohort here in Pittsburgh to build tenant unions and leverage our working class power in everyday struggles against landlords, developers and other real estate capitalists. Want to help us build tenant power? The group will meet every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Sunday at 6 pm on Zoom.

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2024-08-15
  • PGH DSA August General Meeting & Potluck

    2024-08-15 @ 18:00 - 21:00
    https://actionnetwork.org/events/pittsburgh-dsa-august-general-meeting-potluck/

    Join Pittsburgh DSA for our August General Meeting! At 6 PM there will be a Potluck and social hour before the meeting business starts at 7:00. Bring friends and family who want some free food and drinks.

    Once the meeting gets going we will have committee report backs, a political education segment, and discussion over any business brought to the chapter internally and externally.

    After the meeting ends there will be a post-meeting hangout at the Evergreen Café (7330 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208)

    This meeting will be hybrid--the in-person portion will be at Community Forge, 1256 Franklin Ave., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221. To access the virtual portion, RSVP for the Zoom login!

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