Amy Tran

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Amy Tran

“Ten Strikes, One Evening”

On February 21st 2019, Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America held one of the largest events we’ve ever had – “Ten Strikes, One Evening,” a panel discussion with labor and environmental historian Erik Loomis about his book A History of America in Ten Strikes. Among the 125 people in attendance were DSA members, union members, community members, workers of all sorts – all gathered together to discuss labor history and socialism.

The event was held at the East Side Freedom Library in St Paul; library founder Peter Rachleff told us that it was the best-attended event they’ve held at the library since it opened. It was sponsored by three local unions, Education Minnesota, IBEW 292, and SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, and by the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota.

DSA organizers Amy Tran, and Bree Richardson, and Joanna DeLaune handled logistics and planning for the event. Appearing on the panel to discuss the book with Erik Loomis were Diana Walter of DSA’s Socialist Feminist Branch, Munira Mohamed of Racial Justice, and Joanna DeLaune substituting for Dave Kamper of the Labor Branch, as he was under the weather. Many other DSA members pitched in to make the event happen.[1]

Twin Cities DSA Facebook

Members of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of October 15, 2017, included Amy Tran.[2]

Socfem Mothers Day fundraiser

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Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Socfem Mothers Day fundraiser. From the left Bree Richardson, MacKenzie Brown, Emma Youndtsmith, Mandy Medley, Tracy Waterman, Amy Tran, Katie Black, Diana Walter

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