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January 21, 2019
  • CANCELED York County Branch Formation Meeting

    January 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CANCELED

    We are rescheduling this meeting due to the ginormous storm coming our way. Stay tuned!

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  • Steering Committee Meeting

    January 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Wes P's

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  • Mid Coast Branch Meeting

    January 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist, 345 Broadway, Rockland, ME 04841, USA

    At the January meeting will be electing a branch Chairperson and Secretary for the year. Feel free to submit nominations (including yourself, or someone else in the Mid Coast branch) up until 1/21.

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January 22, 2019
  • Education Committee Debate: The Democratic Party And The Left

    January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Local Sprouts Cooperative, 649 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    Join us for a Public Debate! Have you been wondering how the left has fared in the Democratic Party? Is it helping or hurting the left? Is it worth it for the left to continue their loyalty to a Party that has been lukewarm to its concerns?

    Two teams of two will debate the motion “The Democratic Party is still a viable vehicle for the left.”

    In favor of the motion is Aaron Berger of the DSA and Owen Hill of the ISO. Against the motion is Ali Cleveland of the DSA and Todd Chretien of the ISO.

    Come join us for baked goods, coffee, and a well-ordered oxford-style debate involving audience votes and questions! As part of the audience, you’ll be able to help decide the winning team!

    We will be attempting to live stream the event on Facebook, provided the technology cooperates!

    Organized and hosted by the Southern Maine DSA Education Committee.

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January 31, 2019
  • DSA Book Club: ABCs of Socialism

    January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Quill Books & Beverage, #5, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook, ME 04092, USA

    Join the Southern Maine DSA for our monthly book club in discussing "The ABCs of Socialism" (edited by Bhaskar Sunkara) to kick off the new year!

    This anthology has entries from Nicole Aschoff (author of The New Prophets of Capital), Vivek Chibber (author of Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital), Danny Katch (author of Socialism ... Seriously), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation), Erik Olin Wright (author of Alternatives to Capitalism), and more.

    The collection seeks to answer several common questions about socialism - questions like "Isn’t America already kind of socialist?", "Will socialists take my Kenny Loggins records?", and "Don’t the rich deserve to keep most of their money?" 

    There is a free online version is available here:
    https://s3.jacobinmag.com/issues/jacobin-abcs.pdf

    You can also buy a personal copy here:
    https://jacobinmag.com/store/product/18
    https://www.versobooks.com/books/2219-the-abcs-of-socialism

    Quil Books and Beverage has plenty of food, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and more, and are happy to host a book club's worth of socialists!

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