Socialist Organizing Weekend Program

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Learn how to do very public education like UC Davis YDS and Sacramento DSA activists!

Tentative skills workshops:

- Facilitating meetings and creating safe spaces
- How to plan an event
- How to build a successful reading group
- Leadership development & one-on-one conversations
- Campaign planning
- Coalition building and planning a direct action

Tentative political education workshops:

- The US labor movement
- Electoral politics and socialist strategy
- Racism and neoliberalism
- Marxism 101
- History of the socialist movement
- Social movement history and strategy

Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday August 7th

Hang out and welcome

Friday August 8th

8 – 9: Breakfast
9 – 11: Introduction to democratic socialism plenary
11 – 12: Introduction to DSA/icebreaker
12 – 1: Lunch
1 – 3: Intersectionality plenary and training with breakout groups
3 – 3:30: Free time
3:30 – 5: Skills workshops – three simultaneously
5 – 6: Dinner
6 – 7:30: Political education workshops – three simultaneously
Evening Campfire

Saturday August 9th

8 – 9: Breakfast
9 – 10:30: Political education workshops – three simultaneously
10:30 – 12: Skills workshops – three simultaneously
12 – 1: Lunch
1 – 2: Self-organized group meetings
2 – 5: Free time or small group coaching sessions
5 – 6: Dinner
6 – 8: DSA strategy plenary and discussion
Evening Campfire

Sunday August 10th

8 – 9: Breakfast
9 – 10: Skills training - how to make things happen
10 – 12: Planning ahead
12 – 1: Lunch
1 -2: End of conference activity (reflections, etc)