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Bozeman DSA Reading Group

Join us for the Bozeman DSA Reading Group on the third Monday of each month at 6 pm.

On October 15, we’ll be exploring some of the history of socialism, unionism, and labor struggle in the United States. We’ll be considering the parallels between early socialist movements and our own, as well as the differences.

Readings:

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General

About Bozeman DSA

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States. Bozeman DSA members are building progressive momentum for Montana, in coalition with other local groups for social change, while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in our community.

At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy. As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people. For example, we support reforms that:

  • decrease the influence of money in politics
  • empower ordinary people in workplaces and the economy
  • restructure gender and cultural relationships to be more equitable.

We are activists committed to democracy as not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism — a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.

In this web site you can find out about Bozeman DSA, our politics, structure and program. DSA’s political perspective is called Where We Stand. It says, in part,

We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.

We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.

Please contact Bozeman DSA to help us in our ongoing efforts to build a better and more just world for all.

Officer Roles and Responsibilities

Steering Committee:

Chair

  • Serve as chief officer of Bozeman DSA

  • Preside over general membership meetings as specified in Robert’s Rules of Order

  • Ensure that resolutions of the officers and general membership are executed

  • Liaison with press and public interest and act as official public spokesperson of Bozeman DSA

Vice Chair

  • Serve as vice chief officer of Bozeman DSA

  • Determine agendas for general membership and steering committee meetings

  • Ensure that resolutions of the officers and general membership are executed

  • Liaison with press and public interest and act as official public spokesperson of Bozeman DSA

Secretary

  • Ensure that detailed minutes of all general membership and steering committee meetings are kept and distributed to members in a timely manner

  • Act as custodian of all Bozeman DSA records, including membership lists

Other Offices:

Treasurer

  • Maintain all funds and financial records of Bozeman DSA

  • Prepare budgets and financial reports as needed

Social Media Director

  • Maintain the online presence of Bozeman DSA including social media and the Bozeman DSA website

  • Curate and moderate public content relevant to Bozeman DSA, coordinating with the Chair and Vice Chair as necessary

Community Outreach Officer

  • Plan and coordinate community engagement events including public outreach

  • Serve as liaison for new members to Bozeman DSA

About our logo

Our logo was designed in January 2019 by one of our members (who prefers to remain nameless). It features Montana wheat along with the traditional rose and clasped hands of DSA. encircled by a ring of snow-capped mountains.

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