Join us for our Zoom video teleconference where we will have a national discussion led by leaders in DSA about electoral politics, movements, and organizing.
Everyone is Welcome! Invite other DSA members!
Register for call and specific breakout sessions here (see call-in information for call at bottom of email)
DSA North Star Online Conference
Sunday September 16, 2018
1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
(12:00pm to 2:00pm CDT, 11:00am to 1:00PM MDT, 10:00am to 12:00pm PDT)
Part 1. Introduction and National Perspectives 40 minutes
Introduction. What is North Star about? What do we wish to accomplish? How do we do it?
We’ll begin this meet up by hearing from DSA members active in governing, electoral politics, and organizing. How have DSA members successfully organized around electoral politics?
Part 2. Breakout Sessions. 40 minutes. Choose a break-out session that interests you.
Please sign up on this form to register for the conference and signup for the break-out session that interests you. These break-out sessions are designed to become ongoing working groups for work by DSA North Star members and allies
* Outreach and Recruitment; Building a North Star chapter locally: What has been the experiences in building North Star groups within local DSA chapters and what kinds of activities have such chapters engaged in. How to increase membership in DSA and North Star and deepen involvement by existing members. Learn how chapters increase involvement.
* Anti-racism Coalitions. Ideas and discussions on how to increase racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in DSA and North Star and build real and lasting coalitions in movements and elections in defeating racism and unifying diverse populations.
* Media and Social Media: How can North Star best get our core ideas out to the general DSA population. How to use blogs, social media, online publications or other means to get our ideas discussed in DSA internal media and reach as large and diverse audience as possible.
* Building External Alliances with Labor and other Progressive Organizations: How can North Star strengthen alliances with left-oriented alliances in labor and other progressive movements, and progressive communities of color.
Part 3. Debriefing, Conclusion, and Momentum Building! 20 minutes
Report backs from Breakout Sessions and Next Steps
On Day of the Call, to Join the Video Conference, set up your webcam and computer audio and log on to this URL
To Join by Phone Only
Call +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 825 657 640
For more information about DSA North Star, visit:
North Star caucus members
antiracismdsa (blog of Duane Campbell)
Hatuey's Ashes (blog of José G. Pérez)
Authory and Substack of Max Sawicky
Online University of the Left
In These Times
The American Prospect
Black Agenda Report
Dollars and Sense
Working Families Party
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Progressive Democrats of America
Democracy for America
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives
The Women's March
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights