Who We Are

Boston DSA is a local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. We are an activist organization — not a political party — that works against oppression in its many forms. We see these multiple oppressions — economic inequality, patriarchy, white supremacy, and others — as interlinked, intersecting and inseparable. DSA’s members are building mass movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in communities and politics in the Greater Boston Area.

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October 4, 2022
  • Mental Health Working Group Monthly Meeting

    October 4, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Mental Health Working Group aims to investigate, discuss, and confront the deleterious effects of capitalism on mental health. We address the material and emotional needs and respect and support the autonomy of neurodivergent individuals and those who struggle with substance use disorders.
    The Mental Health Working Group's current projects include:
    * The Comrade Rosie Project, comrade-rosie.org, a creative, collaborative, mental health support network, by and for the working class of Greater Boston.
    * Monthly Peer Support Sessions, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, a space where leftists can help each other process life under COVID and under capitalism
    * Red Roses Writing Workshop, bit.ly/RedRosesWriting, a low-key creative workshop on the fourth Friday of every month. Comrades are encouraged to bring 1 poem or 2 pages of prose writing to share.
    * Chill With Comrades, a social hangout on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Though hangin' on Zoom is not the same as socializing with socialists in person, this provides some unstructured time to get to know your comrades and remember that we are all just people, not organizing machines.
    * The MHWG Google site, https://sites.google.com/view/wg-mentalhealth, to facilitate long-form writing, in homage to the historical "committees of correspondence"
    * The Epoch of Incredulity, https://anchor.fm/epoch-of-incredulity, the working group's least safe for work side project. Since we cannot go to cheap dive bars after meetings anymore, the MHWG has attempted to recreate the experience via podcast.
    We serve as a resource for other Boston DSA members as much as we serve the larger community. Thus, people need not be reserved about their struggles or hesitant to ask for help.
    The Mental Health Working Group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved all our meetings to Zoom. If you have any questions or for a copy of the agenda, check out the #wg-mentalhealth channel on the BDSA Slack, or email us at mentalhealth@bostondsa.org.

    Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOivrDgiEtXNW5YkZGkpjyAFaCmjYi0-

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Posts from the Boston DSA Political Education Working Group (PEWG).

Fund, Fix, and Free the T! Boston DSA statement on T closure

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Standing where I am now: Five years since the streets of Charlottesville

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