We are happy to announce that Students for a Democratic Society will be holding our twelfth National Convention in Santa Barbara, California on October 21st and 22nd.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn not only about the students' and people's struggles but how to get plugged in! Come and build connections with incredible activists from around the country, learn from engaging workshops and plenaries, and have a great time!
Registration is open now:
REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION HERE
REGISTER FOR A TABLE HERE
REGISTER A WORKSHOP HERE
DONATE TO THE CONVENTION HERE
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Students for a Democratic Society is a radical, multi-issue organization that leads campaigns to win change, and builds people power in our schools and communities!
Our goal is to be a leading force in the national student movement. We can build a sustainable movement that actually wins material change, and ultimately transforms society. History shows that most of the basic rights we have today, from the 8 hour work day to Ethnic Studies, were won through mass mobilization and direct action. We can take control of our campuses, workplaces and our communities when we organize. That is why SDS says: Dare to struggle, dare to win!
We are entirely student and youth-led and have active chapters in high schools, colleges, and universities all over the country.
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Resisting Trump, Hate, & White Supremacy
Kailey Adkins from SDS at George Mason University SDS
---> A student protester who was present at Charlottesville
Bassem Kawar from the Arab American Action Network
---> An organization that hosted airport protests Against Trump's Muslim Ban in Chicago
Kristian Stephanie from North Texas DREAMers
---> An organization at the forefront of the Fight Against Texas Bill SB4, a racial profiling bill targeting undocumented people
The Continued Fight for Justice and Equality:
Marisol Marquez from Centro CSO in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles
---> A community organization in East Los Angeles fighting against police brutality and deportations, specifically around the police murder of 14-year-old Jesse Romero
Black Lives Matter from Pasadena, Los Angeles
---> An organization fighting to end police brutality and discriminatory practices against African Americans in Los Angeles
Raymond Jegillos from the League of Filipino Students
---> An organization fighting for to preserve ethnic studies and to educate students about movements in the Philippines
Cherrene Horazuk from AFSCME Local 3800 in Minneapolis, MN
---> A trade unionist and all-around activist who aims to build a fighting workers movement and recently attended the Workers Federation of Trade Unions conference in Greece
Education For All:
Regina Joseph from SDS at Florida State University
---> A chapter rallying for affirmative action for African Americans and increased black enrollment at Florida State University
SDS at the University of Utah
---> A chapter rallying for sanctuary policies protesting students from deportation and the Muslim ban at the University of Utah