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March General Chapter Meeting: Zoom Edition

Our monthly meeting for March will take place on a Zoom conference, and we are so excited to connect with you face to face!

We have some admin items to briefly cover regarding some proposed amendments to our by-laws. Then expect:

-Report-backs from Working Groups

-A presentation by Mutual Aid on best practices in North Jersey during COVID-19. This document has been put together as a resource by DSA National: https://tinyurl.com/rnohk78

-Discuss the DSA-NNJ COVID-19 Response. Please check out the response from DSA National, in their COVID-19 Bulletin #1 (and be sure to sign up for more): https://tinyurl.com/rj9watw

Bulletin #2 here: https://tinyurl.com/wkx86gc

Bulletin #3 here: https://tinyurl.com/rkvy9y5

-A political education session where we will discuss the question, “What does it mean to be a Democratic Socialist?” Hosted by our newly formed Poli-Ed Committee. We ask that you prepare with this reading by our comrade in NYC Neal Meyer: https://tinyurl.com/tm63p9x

Breakout Topics:

Jacob: How do we apply our socialist analysis into our actions? (Praxis)

Karl & Sofia: What’s the role of socialists and DSA in the current electoral system?

Eric: How do we deal with society’s misconceptions about socialism?

Scott: How can the DSA make alliances with other groups without losing sight of our beliefs?

Additional readings here: Ramsin Canon, “What It Means to Be a Marxist” http://midwestsocialist.com/2018/11/29/what-it-means-to-be-a-marxist/

Nivedita Majumdar, “Why We’re Marxists” https://jacobinmag.com/2014/07/why-were-marxists

Various Authors, “The ABCs of Socialism” https://s3.jacobinmag.com/issues/jacobin-abcs.pdf

Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/109502651 Meeting ID: 109 02 651 Dial in: +1 646 558 8656

Date & Time

March 26th, 2020
7:00pm–9:00pm

Location

Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/109502651 Meeting ID: 109 02 651 Dial in: +1 646 558 8656