YDS Event Posters

You should publicize every event you hold on campus. There are many ways to do publicity for your events, and you should make sure you use multiple approaches. The most effective way to publicize an event is to personally invite people you know (inviting them to a Facebook event doesn't count). You should also have a table at a busy intersection on campus. You can meet new people here and give them a personal invitation. Make sure to hand them a flyer to remind them about the event too.

In addition to personal invitations however, you should use Facebook, email blasts, and posters on campus to attract more people. These strategies are not a substitute for personal invitations but they are a useful way to bring in a handful of new people who you wouldn't meet otherwise and to remind people who you have already invited that the event is happening. People are much more likely to come to an event if they see posters all over campus reminding them about it.

We'll be adding more posters here that you can use and customize for your own purposes. For now you can use this all-purpose poster below to publicize general meetings.

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Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump

February 17, 2017 · $20.00 USD

Location: MayDay Space
Where:Ā 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
When: Friday, February 17th at 6 PM to Sunday, February 19th to 4 PM

Political Context

This Presidentsā€™ Day weekend, the Young Democratic Socialists will gather for our annual winter conference in New York City titled Revolution at the Crossroads: Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump. We did not choose the name lightly. In doing so, we call for leftists to collectively confront Trump and Trumpism at every possible opportunity. When a Trump administration attempts mass deportations of undocumented workers, when it attempts to register Muslims or roll back worker protections, when it attempts to take away reproductive, LGTBQ, civil, or any other rights, then we must militantly resist to prevent such measures.

To succeed, this must be explicitly socialist resistance. With liberalism having repeatedly shown itself incapable of combating the far right, it is now the time for socialists to openly declare our place in building the mass, multi-racial, and working class movement necessary for defeating the Trump administration. In this struggle, millennials will play an outsized role. That is why this conference comes at such a critical timeā€”together we must create spaces for democratic and strategic discussion, spaces to gain organizing skills, and most importantly, spaces to form networks of young radicals for the future struggles ahead. These spaces will only come together if socialists come together. Join us this Presidents Weekend and help ignite the movement to defeat the Trump administration, continue the political revolution, and build the socialist alternative.

Key Deadlines

  • January 8th: Travel Scholarship for Air Travel (for application see below)
  • January 15th: Travel Scholarship for Non-Air Travel (ex: bus, car, train, etc.)
  • February 3rd: Early Bird Registration Ends - Tickets prices go up from $5 to $10
  • February 10th: Free Housing - We have limited free housing. You need to first register, then you will be sent an application for free housing.

Apply for a travel scholarship here! (First Deadline January 8, 2017)

Check out the working program (subject to change)