Serving the Community at Plaza Fiesta

MADSA members offered another “brake light clinic” at Plaza Fiesta on Saturday, Aug. 11, to show solidarity with the community by helping them prevent encounters with the police that can be dangerous or expensive. We set up alongside the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights’ table and yard sale – many thanks to GLAHR for… Read more »

Report From YDSA Convention 2018

Metro Atlanta was represented at the YDSA national convention in Minneapolis Aug. 4-5 by Ga. Tech YDSA chair Nate Knauf, vice-chair Amanda Olenczuk, U. GA interim co-chair Harrison Finch, and me, Matthew Wolfsen. The convention passed five resolutions, and six individuals (including me) were elected to YDSA’s National Coordinating Committee, which is equivalent to DSA’s… Read more »

July General Meeting: Engaging Our Members

Helped by phone banking and by energy from the inspiring training offered SE chapters by national DSA staff in Atlanta two weekends ago (scroll down for story), attendance at MADSA’s July 28 general membership meeting was about half again as high as in each of the previous two meetings. It also didn’t hurt that 121… Read more »

“No Tech for ICE!”

“NO TECH FOR ICE!” Saturday evening, July 14, roughly 20-30 DSA members visiting from chapters across the Southeast, Science for the People (SftP) organizers, militant tech workers, and a hundred supportive bystanders blasted this chant through the halls of Lenox Square during a surprise flash picket targeting a $19 million contract between Microsoft and the… Read more »

SE DSA Regional Organizer Training Inspires Us

National DSA field organizers Ryan Mosgrove and Hannah Allison and National Director Maria Svart came to Atlanta together with NPC member Allie Cohn (Knoxville) and other volunteer activists from the Southeast to conduct a very inspiring leadership training held at Ga. Tech July 14-15. Ryan posted that “comrades from 10 chapters in 7 states came… Read more »