Good morning! We hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. Here's what's coming up this fall.
Tennessee DSA Convention
October 15-17, 2021
Online via Zoom
Register ([link removed])
The inaugural Tennessee state-wide DSA convention ([link removed]) happens in October! If you're curious what the DSA is doing across the state, you should plan on joining us the weekend of October 15. We'll be glad to have you whether you register for just one session or the entire weekend.
What You'll Get During the Convention ([link removed])
* An introduction to all the Tennessee DSA chapters - did you know we have chapters in Knoxville ([link removed]) , Memphis ([link removed]) , Middle Tennessee ([link removed]) , and Northeast Tennessee ([link removed]) ?
* Workshops to hone your skills in:
+ Growth and development
+ De-escalation techniques
+ Chapter leadership
+ and more!
* Working group meetings. See what's up with specific projects, such as:
+ Disability justice
+ Labor organizing
+ Queer socialism
+ and more!
* Honestly, you should just check out the full schedule for yourself. It's worth a look. ([link removed])
Members of the Chattanooga chapter will be presenting on queer socialism and chapter growth. We hope to see you there!
** What Else is Happening?
Socialist Night School
Tonight, September 9
Online via Zoom ([link removed])
This session's topic is Socialism and Identity Politics. You can check out the readings here, ([link removed]) but remember you don't have to have read them to join us and discuss. We give a summary of each reading at the beginning of each meeting. Come chat socialism with us!
Chattanooga Clergy for Justice Coalition - Community Meeting
Saturday, September 25
In June, members of the Chattanooga Clergy for Justice ([link removed]) , the Chattanooga DSA, and other organizing groups filed a complaint with the Department of Justice requesting an investigation into misconduct in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). You can read the full complaint here ([link removed]) .During the 9/25 meeting, the coalition will go over the complaint in depth and ask for HCSO policy/procedure changes and proposals. If you would like to be involved, join our Slack and get in touch with Cindy, ([link removed]) and follow Chattanooga Clergy for Justice on Facebook. ([link removed])
Did you miss our September General Meeting?
Check out the meeting minutes. ([link removed])
We hope to see you at one of these events and actions! Here are some other ways you can get involved:
* Most importantly, join our Slack group ([link removed]) to stay in the loop. This is our main communication method.
* Check out our website - chattanoogadsa.org ([link removed]) .
* Like our Facebook page ([link removed])
* Follow us on Twitter ([link removed]) and Instagram ([link removed])
* And if you aren’t a dues-paying member with DSA, now’s a great time to join ([link removed]) .
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