Political Education"Base-Building: Activist Networking or Organizing the Unorganized"
Monday, November 30th 2020 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
BuxMont DSA Steering Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join BuxMont DSA each Monday at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
How do we build a base for socialism? This week, we will read “Base-Building: Activist Networking or Organizing the Unorganized,” an essay written by Philly Socialists’ co-founder Tim Horras. We will discuss the current forms and strategies most leftist movements and organizations take in the present and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. We will especially consider two approaches to socialist organizing: what Horras calls “activist networking,” in which a coalition of activists attend each other’s actions in the hope of coalescing an array of progressive initiatives together, and “base-building,” in which socialists work primarily to form long-term relationships among unorganized and unpoliticized neighbors, co-workers, and community members in order to develop grassroots militancy.