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March 20, 2019
  • Prison Abolition Committee

    March 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom

    DSA Southern Maine is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: 3.20 Prison Abolition Organizing Meeting
    Time: Mar 17, 2019 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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March 21, 2019
  • Solidarity Cinema: Jimmy's Hall

    March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

    "Why is an old tin hall so dangerous?" 

    In 1932 Jimmy Gralton returns to an Ireland where the colonial past still haunts the countryside. Directed by leftist filmmaker Ken Loach of "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" fame.

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfyEgOAEJGE

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March 22, 2019
  • DSA New England Regional Conference

    March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

    DSA hosts a biennial National Convention. 2019's Convention will be held in August in Atlanta, GA. Preparation for the convention starts with Regional Conferences. We are a part of the Northeast Region, which includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Learn more about DSA's regional pre-convention conferences here: https://www.dsausa.org/regconfs19-faq/#where-when

    In order for all DSA members to have equal access to information, all regional conferences will be debating similar topics throughout the organization. The program includes regional strategy discussions, grassroots fundraising, strategic campaign planning, political education, harassment and grievance policies, Robert’s Rules of Order, how to write resolutions, and more. There will be no voting or decision-making at the regional conferences; this is reserved for the National Convention.

    Check out the conference agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVpt-ohwYJTzcRYaRONI9s9c7In1HJyS1eGfWmpIUuI/edit

    Southern Maine DSA was allotted 10 delegate seats for this conference, and we elected Al, Carin, Lisa, Meg, Mikayla, Aaron, Dwight, Jon, Todd, and Wes to fill those seats for our chapter.

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March 23, 2019
  • DSA New England Regional Conference

    March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

    DSA hosts a biennial National Convention. 2019's Convention will be held in August in Atlanta, GA. Preparation for the convention starts with Regional Conferences. We are a part of the Northeast Region, which includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Learn more about DSA's regional pre-convention conferences here: https://www.dsausa.org/regconfs19-faq/#where-when

    In order for all DSA members to have equal access to information, all regional conferences will be debating similar topics throughout the organization. The program includes regional strategy discussions, grassroots fundraising, strategic campaign planning, political education, harassment and grievance policies, Robert’s Rules of Order, how to write resolutions, and more. There will be no voting or decision-making at the regional conferences; this is reserved for the National Convention.

    Check out the conference agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVpt-ohwYJTzcRYaRONI9s9c7In1HJyS1eGfWmpIUuI/edit

    Southern Maine DSA was allotted 10 delegate seats for this conference, and we elected Al, Carin, Lisa, Meg, Mikayla, Aaron, Dwight, Jon, Todd, and Wes to fill those seats for our chapter.

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March 24, 2019
  • DSA New England Regional Conference

    March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019 @ 
    Boston, MA, USA

    DSA hosts a biennial National Convention. 2019's Convention will be held in August in Atlanta, GA. Preparation for the convention starts with Regional Conferences. We are a part of the Northeast Region, which includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

    Learn more about DSA's regional pre-convention conferences here: https://www.dsausa.org/regconfs19-faq/#where-when

    In order for all DSA members to have equal access to information, all regional conferences will be debating similar topics throughout the organization. The program includes regional strategy discussions, grassroots fundraising, strategic campaign planning, political education, harassment and grievance policies, Robert’s Rules of Order, how to write resolutions, and more. There will be no voting or decision-making at the regional conferences; this is reserved for the National Convention.

    Check out the conference agenda here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dVpt-ohwYJTzcRYaRONI9s9c7In1HJyS1eGfWmpIUuI/edit

    Southern Maine DSA was allotted 10 delegate seats for this conference, and we elected Al, Carin, Lisa, Meg, Mikayla, Aaron, Dwight, Jon, Todd, and Wes to fill those seats for our chapter.

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  • Hour Exchange Portland Potluck

    March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    PelotonLabs, 795 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

    To HEP Members (folks who have been through Orientation):
    Come celebrate International Timebanking Day at our Sunday, March 24th Potluck Lunch! Please bring an international dish (or any favorite dish) to share. Entrees, salads, desserts, and side dishes are welcomed.

    You may enter your "hours" for the time it took to make your dish.

    Individual members are encouraged to donate that time back to Southern Maine DSA's organizational account with HEP so that we may use those to support future events and needs.

    Come and catch up with fellow HEP members and feel free to bring guests. Please RSVP to HourExchangePortland@gmail.com and mention what you'd like to bring to the potluck.

    Please note that street parking is free on Sundays.

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March 25, 2019
  • York County DSA Meeting

    March 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Elements Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St, Biddeford, ME 04005, USA

    York County DSA Meeting


    6:00 to 8:00 PM


    Elements Books, 265 Main St., Biddeford

    Join us for our March meeting. We will be discussing tabling in York County and how to best get the word out about the DSA and democratic socialism in York County. Bring your ideas, knowledge, and questions as we continue to organize for York County.

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  • Steering Committee Meeting

    March 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBD

    https://zoom.us/j/432310263

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March 27, 2019
  • Public Hearing: LD308 (Increase Notice for Renters)

    March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Maine State House, Augusta, ME 04330, USA (Cross Building, room 202)

    Landlords can organize, they have the time to do things like go to Augusta and get their voices heard. Tenants usually don't get that chance. Let's get our voices heard and make it harder for landlords to evict tenants and increase the rents!
    The hearing will be in the Labor and Housing Committee in the Cross Building, room 202 at the State House in Augusta. We'll be carpooling from Portland if you need a ride. Contact Grayson! Or email: DSA.SouthernMaine@gmail.com

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  • Book Club: Disposable Domestics

    March 27, 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 "Disposable Domestics" by Grace Chang!

    In a nation with an unprecedented history of immigration, the prevailing image of those who cross our borders in search of equal opportunity is that of a drain. Grace Chang's vital account of immigrant women—who work as nannies, domestic workers, janitors, nursing aides, and homecare workers—proves just the opposite: the women who perform our least desirable jobs are the most crucial to our economy and society.

    We have physical copies to borrow in our library!
    http://southernmainedsa.org/library/

    You can also buy a personal copy here:
    https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/751-disposable-domestics

    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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March 28, 2019
  • Eastern Maine Film Night: Harlan County, USA

    March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    96 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401, USA

    Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine

    Come join the Eastern Maine DSA and the Socialist Party of Eastern Maine to watch Harlan County, USA. All are welcome to attend! Popcorn will be provided.

    Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award-winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.

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March 29, 2019
  • SNAEX: A Celebration of Working Class Power & Teachers' Strike Wave

    March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    One Longfellow Square

    A fundraiser for Southern Maine DSA

    https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=1124

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March 31, 2019
  • De-Escalation Bystander Training

    March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SMWC 56 North Street, Portland

    Join SMDSA, SMWC, ISO, IWW, and the Socialist Party for a de-escalation and bystander training to keep our events safe and peaceful. Prevention Action Change (PAC Maine) will be presenting this workshop. Please email dsa.southernmaine@gmail.com to reserve a spot. We are limited to 30 attendees. Suggested donation of $10-20, free if you're broke.

    Learn more:

    https://pacmaine.com/adultprograms/

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April 8, 2019
  • Public Hearing: Portland Paid Sick Days

    April 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Portland City Hall

    Testify before the full city council in support of the Portland Paid Sick Days ordinance.

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April 9, 2019
  • Eastern Maine Branch Meeting

    April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St, Brewer, ME 04412, USA

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April 17, 2019
  • SMDSA Committee Chair Summit

    April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBD

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