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Socialism 201: How to talk about democratic socialism

August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop is only open to dues-paying members of Seattle DSA

No matter how secure you are in your knowledge that democratic socialism is fair, just, and achievable, the arguments aren’t always easy to articulate when you’re put on the spot.

In this workshop, you will:

1. Hear some common questions and objections to socialism

2. Learn some of the most effective answers to those questions and how to use them to foster a productive conversation

3. And most importantly, you’ll practice responding to challenges from questioners who might not share — or even understand — your views.

The goal is to provide you with the facts, ideas, and confidence you need to communicate your views and talk about democratic socialism in a respectful, productive way in any situation.

This workshop will be especially useful for any members who plan to canvass, table, speak at town halls, or otherwise represent SDSA in public. It is highly recommend that participants have taken Seattle DSA’s Socialism 101 workshop or have a basic understand of democratic socialism before attending.

This will be a small-group-discussion event (10-15 people), and requires a two-hour commitment in order to ensure that every attendee has time for plenty of time for real-world practice. The workshop will be facilitated by two Seattle DSA education committee members.

Please email [email protected] to register and for event location.


August 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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