About the Boston DSA Wiki
Welcome to Boston DSA's wiki! A wiki is an editable website and any member of Boston DSA can view and edit this website. It's here to serve as a reference for how our chapter works, how to organize, and how to get involved in our work. If you would like to view and contribute to this wiki, please read the How to contribute to this wiki section below.
- Boston DSA website
- Chapter Updates
- Chapter Communications (and other technical resources!)
- Chapter Policies
- General Meetings
- Annual Convention
- How-to Guides
- Chapter Priorities
- Voting Guidelines
- Information about National DSA
- Coordinating Committee
- Harassment and Grievance Officers
Working groups carry out our political work. A list of current WGs is below; if you have an idea for a new one, check out: How to start a new working group
- Eco-Socialism Working Group
- Electoral Working Group
- Healthcare Working Group
- Housing Justice Working Group
- Immigration Working Group
- Internationalism Working Group
- Labor Working Group
- Mental Health Working Group
- Mutual Aid Working Group
- Political Education Working Group
- Prison Abolition Working Group (on hiatus)
- Socialist Feminist Working Group
Committees help the chapter function.
- Childwatch Committee
- Communications Committee
- Elections Committee (Hellections)
- Direct Action/De-escalation/Security (DADS)
- General Meeting Planning Committee
- Membership Committee
- Tech and Infrastructure Committee
- Forward Caucus
- Libertarian Socialist Caucus
- Revolutionary Socialist Caucus
- Reform & Revolution Caucus
Sister City Program
How to contribute to this wiki
- If you're a member of Boston DSA in good standing, you can request an account here. Make sure to use the email address you used to join DSA. If you're not a member of DSA, join here!. If you can't afford dues, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a hardship waiver. If you're in another DSA chapter and would like access, contact the admins at email@example.com.
- Abide by these rules:
- Don't write other people's personal information besides first names (and last initials; think Rosa L) and non-personal email addresses (like firstname.lastname@example.org or other emails they made for this purpose). No home addresses, workplace information, last names, personal email addresses, or work email addresses without explicit consent.
- Don't write anything about sensitive direct actions.
- Don't write anything that might compromise coalition partners or their members, or other vulnerable people.
- Get consent when taking notes at a meeting; people may want to use an alias or go off the record.
- These rules apply to Google Docs that you link to in the wiki as well. If a Google Doc has sensitive information in it, it should not have link sharing on (so that when people click on the link, they will only see the content if they have been granted permission to see it).
- Pitch in!
- If you see something incorrect or out of date, don't hesitate to fix it.
- If you have extra information that abides by our rules, add it!
- If an edit is getting changed back and forth multiple times, there's an edit war, and we like no war but class war. If you see an edit war, try resolving it through communication or tell the admins at email@example.com and we will take care of it.
- If you see information that violates our rules or is clearly inappropriate, undo the edit AND tell the admins at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, our code of conduct applies.
Example wiki page has basic instructions on how to create and edit new wiki pages.
If editing a working group resource, consult Standards & Practices for a template and general guidelines.
Here is a cheat sheet to formatting edits to pages.
Contribution Wish List - check out what people want to see or add something you want to know about!