THE RED TIDE: A weekly Bulletin from Miami DSA, Issue 56 (8/13/18 – 8/19/18)



Steering Committee Elections & General Meeting

Our next annual general meeting will be held at The Colorblock Miami on Sunday, August 19th at 3 PM. We suggest that new & prospective members come an hour early at 2 PM for our membership orientation.

We’ll also be electing a new Steering Committee and all dues-paying members are urged to attend to vote for officers. Those interested in running should fill out this form or email the Nominations Committee for more information.

Miami DSA Steering Committee Nominations

Now is your chance to help lead your local chapter of the largest socialist organization in the country. The Miami DSA Nominations Committee is looking for candidates to run for Steering Committee positions. According to the recently-modified bylaws, elected positions include two Co-chairs, a Treasurer, a Communications Coordinator, a Membership Coordinator, a Student Coordinator, and three additional non-officer Steering Committee members.

Nominations were officially opened 10 days before the elections, which are to be held on August 19th. Members who are Latinx, People of Color, and/or non cis-male identifying are particularly encouraged to run as our bylaws state that those communities should make up a majority of the Steering Committee. If you are interested in running for a position on the Steering Committee, feel free to fill out this form or email the Nominations Committee for more information.

Red Gala: A One Year Anniversary Celebration

We’ve been hard at work for the past year fighting for a world where working people run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs. Along the way we’ve met tons of great folks and we would love to build on those relationships as we move forward into our second year as a chapter.

Whether you’re well acquainted with DSA or just curious about our organization, this is your opportunity to look back on our first year, publicly welcome our new leadership, and learn about where we’re headed.
We hope you’ll join!

Please RSVP here

Donate to Miami DSA!

For the entirety of DSA’s history in Miami we’ve organized, served our community, offered trainings and educational events with absolutely no budget. For the first time, you have the opportunity to help us expand and sustain our work by becoming a monthly sustainer or giving a one-time donation. Thank you so much for your support.

New Political Education Resource!

“The Stacks” is a new monthly political education newsletter from Democratic Socialists of America that provides regular democratic socialist takes on current events — perfect for discussion groups and to share with friends! Check out last months issue and subscribe here for free today.

🏖 School’s Out! ‍♀️

The Miami Socialist Summer School is over! Miami DSA‘s presentation and lecture series featured 17 different sessions with speakers from our community and other organizations. Sessions were on various topics related to socialist theory, praxis, history, and strategy. Please watch or listen to the recordings if you missed any of the sessions, and share with friends and comrades. You can find them using the following links: Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes

This Week in #PeoplesHistory

8/13: German revolutionary socialist Karl Liebknecht born (1871)
8/13: Battle of Lewisham: thousands of counterprotesters repel neo-nazis (1977)
8/15: Keir Hardie, Scottish socialist and founder of the Labour Party, is born (1856)
8/15: Indian and Pakistani independence becomes official (1947)
8/16: The Peterloo Massacre: over 60,000 people protest in Manchester (1819)
8/16: Dominican Restoration War begins after Spain recolonizes the country (1863)
8/17: Indonesia declares independence from The Netherlands (1945)
8/18: Tens of thousands of slaves rise up in the Demerara Rebellion (1823)

Join a DSA Working Group

Email [email protected] or visit our website to find out more about how to get involved with these Miami DSA working groups:

Communication & Outreach
Political Education
Mutual Aid

Miami DSA Sharing Sundays 🛠️

Join the Miami Democratic Socialists of America Mutual Aid working group at The Colorblock Miami to volunteer at our free weekly public food sharing & brake-light replacement for those in need.

Upcoming Events

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