Friday, April 13, 2018

May Day and other events planned by DSA

By SJ Otto
May Day is coming and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members will be attending a May Day celebration at the Machinist Hall, put on by the Wichita and Hutchinson Labor Federation. The event will be free, but those who want to attend must RSVP, 316-941-4061. The event will be April 26th, 6pm at the Machinist Hall. All this was decided at the last DSA board meeting April 8.
Also the Peace and Social Justice Center will be showing films on the Actual May Day, Tuesday, May 1, including Maestra.[1]  
DSA will be taking part in the Science March from 11am to 2pm, this Saturday, at the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
DSA has plans to print and sell T-shirt that we can wear to such events as the Junteenth Celebration, which DSA will take part in this year. The design for the shirts were voted on at last week's meeting.
DSA members are still working out the details of the weekend campout in Eisenhower State Park, May 18-20. DSA Chapters from all the surrounding states will be there. There will be officials from the national DSA organization at this event. There will be several educational events, such as Jim Philip's giving a history of socialism here in the US. There will be plenty of time for swimming and other fun activities.
They will also be taking part in PRIDE Day.
DSA is considering a possible information table at this year's Junteenth Celebration.
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[1] Join us to celebrate International Workers’ Day with a potluck and a recent Cuban film,  Maestra (Teacher). Maestra explores the personal testimonies of the young women who taught literacy in rural communities across Cuba during the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961, when 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. Please bring food to share–we have place settings. We’ll also have information about the Pastors for Peace yearly Cuba Caravan.

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