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By Sean Duffy Last month CDSA’s Socialist Feminist Working Group hosted their first educational event, Socialist Feminism 101. A crowd of roughly fifty gathered at the Manning Branch Library, a midpoint between the North Side, South Side, and West Cook branches, and were led by members of the SocFem WG through a robust primer covering… Read More

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The CDSA Bowletariats seized the means of reproduction and raised $10,380 (so far*) for this year’s National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon! The Bowl-a-Thon is a nationwide series of local and virtual events that allow individuals and teams to raise funds for their local abortion fund. The Bowletariats raised funds for the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF), which has… Read More

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A message from one of CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats bowlers & CDSA Socialist Feminism Working Group Co-Chair, Rachel Zibrat: It surprises many people to learn that there are anti-abortion protesters outside abortion clinics in Chicago. Surely, they say, this can’t be a problem in a huge and notably liberal city. This is a misconception: anti-abortion protesting… Read More

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A message from one of CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats bowlers, Laura Colaneri: March 10 was National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Doctors and nurses that provide abortion often do so under not just pressure and stigma, but threat of violence from anti-choice extremists. Their courage and dedication to providing necessary healthcare puts me in awe. I honor… Read More

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A message from CDSA’s 2018 Bowletariats Co-Captains, Adriana Scurto and Mimi Stern: Come to any general membership or branch meeting and it quickly becomes clear – Chicago Democratic Socialists of America is a big tent organization, baby! It’s part of what makes us so strong, part of what reminds us of just how powerful collective… Read More