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September 26, 2018
  • Eastern Maine DSA organizing meeting

    September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Are you a Maine Democratic Socialist living in Eastern Maine? Have you been waiting for your own chapter to form? Then this organizing meeting in Bangor is for you!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/717695798580110/

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September 27, 2018
  • Book Club: Are Prisons Obsolete? By Angela Y. Davis

    September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Quill Books & Beverage, #5, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook, ME 04092, USA

    What do we mean when we call for the abolition of prisons? In this important critique of the prison industrial complex, Davis asks readers to closely examine our latent acceptance of the inevitability of prisons as a way to answer that question.

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September 29, 2018
  • MidCoast DSA Organizing Meeting

    September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Rockland Public Library - 80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841

    This will be the organizational meeting for the Midcoast branch of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America. We will meet in the conference room of the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841 Saturday, September 29th at 3pm – 5pm to discuss the possibility of forming a DSA branch. The public is welcome.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1924567634506656/

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October 1, 2018
  • Education Committee Workshop: The What, Why, and How of Unions

    October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

    Join the Southern Maine DSA Education Committee at the Reiche Community Center for a free workshop on what unions are, why we need them, and how you can get involved in one. There will be speakers, as well as time for questions so you can learn more about unions while meeting other interested workers.

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October 7, 2018
  • SMDSA Goes to the Movies: Dawnland

    October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, USA

    The Wabanaki communities of Maine are at the center of this powerful, topical documentary about the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission aimed at helping Native families after decades of horrific government policy and treatment. Panel discussion with filmmaker Adam Mazo and Denise Altvater, Coordinator of the Wabanaki Youth Program in Maine to follow the screening.

    https://vimeo.com/227346667

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October 20, 2018
  • Solidarity Cinema Presents: American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene V. Debs

    October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

    In 2016, Bernie Sanders reawakened American class consciousness with a presidential campaign that put income inequality in the spotlight. But he was hardly the first American politician to do so. The American Socialist movement began over 100 years ago with Eugene V. Debs. A democratic socialist, political activist, and trade unionist, Debs was a founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and ran for president five times on the Socialist Party ticket. This film tells the story of Debs in the context of his time, and emphasizes the tenets of pacifism and human solidarity that are at the heart of the socialist movement.

    DSA endorsed political candidates will participate in a forum following the screening. Come learn what is means that Maine has democratic socialist candidates running at every level of government.

    A free event that the public is both invited and encouraged to attend. Donations are appreciated.

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