Happy May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. This Wednesday, May 1st, DSA New Orleans will be joining the annual march organized by New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice. We’ll gather in Congo Square at 1:30 PM and we invite all of you to join us! Remember to wear red.
We have a ton of great events planned this month. In addition to our regular monthly Brake Light Clinic, we’re doing two Medicare-for-All canvasses. We’ve got a film screening about Anne Braden, a southern socialist organizer and civil rights activist. Our Socialists of Color Caucus is hosting a forum about liberation movements in the Caribbean. We’ve got a book event about the red state teachers’ strikes, and we’ll close out the month with a social.
*Upcoming June Convention*
|Don’t forget we’ve got our chapter convention coming up in June. Our convention is one of our most important events of the year, where we elect new leadership and vote on important political resolutions. You can read a guide to the chapter convention here.|
Upcoming DSA Events
|Film Screening: Anne Braden, Southern Patriot|
Friday, May 10th, 7 – 9pm
The Dragonfly: Poetry & Performance Ritual Space, 3921 St. Claude Ave
This riveting documentary tells the story of one of the South’s most important socialist organizers, with appearances by Cornel West and Angela Davis among others. Free screening, all are welcome. Dinner provided.
Gimme A Brake Light Clinic
Saturday, May 11th, 11am – 4pm
Kruttschnitt Place, 2437 Bayou Rd
Join us for our monthly brake light clinic, where we fix brake lights for free to prevent unnecessary traffic stops and speak out against police violence. Snacks and water provided, no experience necessary, family friendly.
Comrades of the Caribbean
Friday, May 17th, 6 – 8pm
Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Rd
Join DSA’s Socialists of Color Caucus for a forum on Caribbean liberation movements. From New Orleans to Cuba to Haiti, we believe that we must know and support each other’s struggles towards freedom. Food from CocoHut provided before hand and a brief Q&A with our panelists afterwards. Family friendly.
We’re raising funds to cover the cost of catering and hosting this event. Click here to donate.
Medicare-for-All Canvass & Health Fair
Saturday, May 18th — Canvass from 10am – 12pm, Health Fair 12 – 4pm
A.L. Davis Park, 2600 La Salle St
Every month (or more!) we organize a canvass for Medicare-for-All, a policy to create free universal healthcare. Snacks, water provided. No experience or supplies necessary.
We’ll follow up our canvass with a Health Fair + Medical Debt Clinic. We offer health resources, hot food, cool beverages, assistance with debt disputes, and talk to folks about Medicare for All. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer!
Red State Revolt
Saturday, May 25th, 3 – 5pm
Musician Union’s Hall, 2555 Ursulines Ave
In 2018 a strike wave—the first in over four decades—rocked the United States. Inspired by the wildcat victory in West Virginia, teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, and across the country walked off their jobs and shut down their schools to demand better pay for educators, more funding for students, and an end to years of austerity. We will be hosting former teacher, DSA organizer and author Eric Blanc for a discussion of his recently released book, Red State Revolt.
New Member Social
Friday, May 31st, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Save the date, we’re having a new member social on the last Friday of May. This will be a great chance for new folks to meet New Orleans socialists and learn how to get involved in our work. Children welcome, dinner provided.
For the most complete, up-to-date information on all of our meetings and events, check out our calendar.