What is Democratic Socialism
YDS Summer Conference 2013
August 8-11, Washington, D.C.
Join us for our annual summer retreat for a weekend filled with socializing with other young socialists, participate in theory and skills-based workshops, and determine and vote on our national campaigns! Click here for more information.
Québec Students Strike for Free Higher Education: Interview with Jérémie Bédard-Wien!
Students United Against Tuition Hikes!: Affordable and Accessible Higher Education Campaign Updates
Students at YDS chapters all over the country are taking action and speaking out against tuition hikes at their universities. YDS at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and UC Davis (Davis, CA) both won tuition freezes on their campuses just last year; now students building a YDS chapter at American University (Washington, D.C.) are working towards the same goal. Other YDS'ers are key activists building student unions in their state, like in Ohio and New Jersey.
What do they have in common? Many of them hosted a GET UP (Grassroots Economics Training for Understanding and Power) on their campus to educate, agitate, and organize their campus. If you want the same at your school, host a GET UP presentation by contacting the YDS National Organizer, Jackie Sewell, at jsewell(at)dsausa.org!
Volunteer for a YDS Committee!
Media: Ever wanted to write for The Activist Blog? This committee will focus on writing and editing for The Activist and developing materials to aid chapters with media work. It will also be working with the national to promote YDS's work.
Program: Wonder where YDS campaign materials and resources come from? This committee will be focused on the program of YDS. This includes work on our campaigns, conventions, and other national events.
Electronic Communications: Always on Facebook or Twitter? This committee will focus on building a YDS web strategy. It will focus on using new media to raise awareness about the organization and socialism.
Fundraising: Good at asking departments for money or throwing fundraising parties? This committee will be focused on helping chapters and the national organization fundraise.