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DSA Regional Conference
April 13 - April 14
It’s been nearly two years since Chicago hosted the National DSA Convention, which means that it’s time for us to get ready for the next one. This summer, August 2-4, the DSA National Convention will be held in Atlanta. And, in an effort to prepare chapters for what’s sure to be the biggest DSA convention ever, this spring there will also be several Regional Conferences happening around the country, including one in Chicago!
Come April 12-14, comrades from all around the Midwest will be driving, flying, and taking trains to Chicago for a weekend of organizing trainings, political debate, socialism, fun, probably some Malört, and definitely 1 or 2 rousing renditions of Solidarity Forever and/or Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5. And, you’re invited to join!
Chicago DSA has been tasked with providing Solidarity Housing for all of our visiting comrades. We’re expecting 150 people to travel in for the conference and they’re all going to need somewhere to sleep. If you have an extra bed, couch, or air mattress, please consider opening up your home to a visiting comrade on the weekend of April 12-14. If this is something you can help out with (and we’re gonna need all the help we can get), please complete this form!
We encourage all Chicago DSA members to pre-register for the conference, especially if you’re a non cis het white man. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t super involved with CDSA or if you don’t have every single one of Robert’s Rules memorized, or even if you have don’t know who Robert is and why he has so many rules. This Regional Conference is designed to introduce people to the democratic processes that will be used at the upcoming convention, and used within our chapter too. All we ask is that you’re a dues paying member in good standing and that you come eager to learn. If you’re interested, please fill out this quick form. While we encourage everybody to sign up, there are limited spots for our chapter so you can learn more about how CDSA will be selecting our contingent here. (2/23 Update: Registration for CDSA members is now closed)
The final day to sign up is end of day on Friday 2/22. Please pre-register ASAP so we can confirm the final list of CDSA attendees. Those members will then receive information on how to register for the conference. (2/23 Update: Registration for CDSA members is now closed)
We’re very excited to be hosting the Regional Conference and meet members from neighboring states in a couple months. See you there!