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Check our calendar to see what’s coming up.

You don’t have to be a DSA member to attend our events and meetings, and attending in person is a great way to get a feel for us and our work. (But if you’re ready to join DSA, you can go ahead and do that online right here.)

If you can’t make it to meetings

Many people can’t, due to work, school, family, transportation, their health, or other obligations or obstacles, but you can still be a member and still be actively involved. Simply join DSA through the national website, then email us at That’ll allow us to get you plugged into our local online organizing resources as quickly as possible.

Can’t afford to join DSA? 

You can maintain a membership for as little as $5/year, but for some folks even that’s too much. If that’s your situation, contact There are possibilities for hardship waivers or dues sponsorship on both the national and local level.

A note for people who go by a name other than their legal name, or for people who want to receive their DSA mail at an address other than their billing address. After you sign up (or renew your membership) on the DSA website, use this online change of address form to change your name or address. Make sure you use the same email you used to sign up for DSA. (We have been pushing to get the membership form changed so that people don’t have to go through this needlessly complicated two-step process.)

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UTK YDSA (Knoxville, TN)

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