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Santa Barbara DSA welcomes you to check out these other community events. We encourage DSA members to play an active role in showing up for community actions and events, as well as educating yourself and making new connections. Please be mindful of how you represent our chapter.

Want to promote your local progressive / lefty / socialist event? Use the box below:

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Events must fit DSA’s and our community’s values to be approved. Please: no fundraising or for-profit events.


  • Democratize social institutions
  • Sexism, racism and other structural oppression are intersectional challenges demanding an intersectional approach to combatting
  • Weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people
  • Empowers local coalition-building
  • Self-education
  • Grassroots / horizontal organizing
  • Not for profit

Read our Community Agreements (last approved 1/28/19).

Read our current Bylaws (last approved 1/28/19).

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    Active organizing for democracy is needed now more than ever. For this to succeed, both working and poor people—who are the majority—have to have a voice. DSA is one of those voices.” —Dolores Huerta

    What is DSA?

    Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people.

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