June 23, 2018
  • Dinner and a Movie: "The Work"

    June 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    The Great Lost Bear / USM

    Join Southern Maine DSA members at the Great Lost Bear on Forest Ave. for food and drink before the film.

    Film DetailsSet inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. "The Work" offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

    THE WORK Official Site (with trailer):

    On the University of Southern Maine campus in the Gerald E. Talbot Lecture Hall (Luther Bonney Hall, 85 Bedford St.).

    Followed by discussion with Steve Spitzer [Jericho Circle Project, founder], Joseph Jackson [Maine Prisoners Advocacy Coalition Co-Coordinator, Maine Inside Out Program Facilitator], Rachel Talbot-Ross [Maine State Legilstaor, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Commission], Maine Inside Out youth participants . . . others to be announced

    This is a free community screening, presented with support from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation, USM Sociology Program, and the USM Women & Gender Studies Program.

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June 24, 2018
  • Comrades Softball Game

    June 24, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Kiley Field, Portland

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June 28, 2018
  • DSA Book Club: The Communist Manifesto

    June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Quill Books & Beverage, #5, 1 Westbrook Common, Westbrook, ME 04092, USA

    Public Domain versions of this book may be found here:

    Public Domain audio recordings of the text may be found here:

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July 1, 2018
  • Comrades Softball Game

    July 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Payson Park, Portland

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July 16, 2018
  • Executive Board Meeting

    July 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA - State of Maine Room

    Members are always welcome to observe and join in the potluck social hour.

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  • General Membership Meeting

    July 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Congress St + 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA - State of Maine Room

    Potluck begins at 6 PM - Bring something to share, or just show up hangry and enjoy some good old-fashioned casserole socialism!

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