Central Brooklyn Branch Subcommittees
These Central Brooklyn Branch subcommittees are a great way for anyone to get involved and start organizing with DSA—whether you’re new to the chapter and just starting out, or you’re a long-time organizer with loads of experience and passion to share—this is a great way to step up and make a big impact on the work we’re doing to build a socialist movement in NYC.
We don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to jump in and take ownership of building our community and our membership, so we’ve put together a form where you can sign up to join the committees and start organizing with us all.
And whatever your area of interest, we’ve got a place for you:
Step Up / Step Back Collective
If we’re going to build the world we want—one free of racism, patriarchy, homophobia, transphobia, white supremacy, and all forms of repressive hierarchy—we have to commit to building a branch free of them as well. The Step Up / Step Back Collective was created to direct our efforts against oppression in CBK. It is a space for non cis-het white men to lead our work by forming real objectives that will be taken on by every other committee, building a branch, a community, and a membership committed to our socialist principles.
There is a great deal of work that goes into coordinating the broad functions of CBK-DSA, and while we on the OC are the facilitators of our branch, we recognized the opportunity to bring more people into the work. The Operating Committee works directly with us on the OC to support our subcommittees, coordinate and plan meetings, communicate with members, and create new and more effective structures that will help CBK grow with our community.
Base Building Branch Committee
We are the Central Brooklyn Branch, and for that to mean anything, we have to establish ourselves as an institution for working class power in Central Brooklyn. To do that means building relationships and supporting the needs of the people in our neighborhoods. The BaseBuilding committee takes on the work of mapping our community, understanding the issues for the people here, and finding the best opportunities for CBK-DSA to work alongside our neighbors—building trust and recognition of collective power through the organizing together.
Community & Social Branch Committee
The branch is the home of socialism, and it takes all of us to make this home a place that welcomes everyone in, and connects them to each other and the work of DSA. On Community and Social, we’ll be organizing the events, programs, and activities that engage our members and the wider community—coming up with new ideas to build relationships within the branch and brings new people to CBK.
Member Development & Mobilization Branch Committee
As members of DSA, we’re all ‘Socialist Organizers’, and one of our big goals is to give each of us the skills and resources to be successful in our work building a movement for socialism. That means orienting new members, providing political education, offering skills and training, understanding each person’s passions and talents, and connecting them to the work in our chapter where they can make the biggest impact. This is the group that makes that happen.