Neighborhood Meetings are part of DSA-LA’s Neighborhood Solidarity Program—our chapter’s campaign to strengthen and grow socialist organization by uniting with our neighbors through tenant organizing, mutual aid work, and political study. This and all other South Bay Neighborhood Meetings are open to new and long-time comrades who live in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Alondra Park, Carson, and West Carson.
Our fourth South Bay Neighborhood Meeting will build on discussions and projects outlined in last meeting — including South Bay-focused power mapping and strategizing tenant organizing work alongside our own neighbors.
Continuing our study of Class Struggle and Socialist Strategy across different terrains, our study topic for this meeting will be Socialist Struggle for Decommodified Goods, with a focus on housing. Short recommended readings to ground the discussion are included below.
Class Organization and Rupture on the Terrain of Housing by Justin Gilmore (Spectre Magazine)
Movements and Initiatives to Decommodify Housing by Sabine Horlitz (Center for Metropolitan Studies)
Reclaim our Homes by Sarah Jaffe (Dissent Magazine)
Excerpt from Take the houses back/take the land back: Black and Indigenous urban futures in Oakland by Margaret Marietta Ramirez (Urban Geography, 2020)