Last month, Voices for New Democracy hosted its latest monthly political forum discussing the rise of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the work of its New York chapters.
The conversation, facilitated by NYC-DSA member Harrison Carpenter-Neuhaus in conversation with fellow member Danny Valdes, began with a presentation on the overall structure of the DSA and how chapters are organizing for a socialist future before shifting to dialogue about the successes and challenges that a new generation of socialist organizers in the DSA are experiencing. The conversation covered how NYC-DSA is navigating the challenges of wielding state power while preserving principles, the limits and possibilities of legislative and electoral campaign organizing, NYC-DSA’s efforts to support the labor movement, an analysis of the international situation, and the challenges of internal democracy in the country’s largest existing socialist organization.
Harrison and Danny encourage further discussion and dialogue via comments and questions on this post. Watch the full forum below.