- Boston DSA held its annual party and reception for City Councilors it has endorsed, and a forum on future directions for labor with members active in unions. In June, we will be having a fundraising dinner featuring Bob Haynes, President of the state AFL-CIO, with whom we work frequently.
The Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards have been held annually since 1977 to honor deserving activists and to raise funds to support the work of Boston DSA. Gene Debs, Norman Thomas and Julius Bernstein were democratic socialist leaders of the last century who embody the struggles and values of the political tradition DSA seeks to carry on today. Previous awardees include Frank Manning, founder of Mass Senior Action, Bob Haynes, President of the MA AFL-CIO, and State Senator Patricia Jehlen.
2010 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards
The 2010 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards, sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America, took place Tuesday, June 13, 6:30—8:30 P.M., at the Jamaica plain home of environmentalist Marcia Peters and David Karaus.
2010 honorees were "two champions of social justice and grassroots democracy: Georgia Hollister Isman and Jack Clark". Honorary Co-Chairs for the event were MA AFL-CIO President Robert Haynes and State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), with special guest Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston).