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Subject Political Education Discussion Series begins this week!
Date September 21, 2022 3:59 PM
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Our own Andrew Hawkins talks about public transit

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Greetings, comrades!

** Political Education Discussion Series

This week, we kick off DSA Santa Barbara's Political Education Discussion Series! Our very own Andrew Hawkins will be speaking about "Public Transit Basics and the Problem with Free Transit" on

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in Alice Keck Park, by the turtle pond.

Snacks and cold drinks will be provided, courtesy of DSA Santa Barbara. Feel free to bring a cushion, blanket, or lawn chair to sit on. For planning purposes, it would be helpful to have a rough headcount, so RSVPing here ([link removed]) would be greatly appreciated!

You can find Andrew's introduction to his talk below. If you are interested in hosting your own poli-ed discussion, please reply to this email or reach out to someone from steering and let them know! We hope to hold discussions monthly and learn a little bit more about one another and the movements of which we are a part.
My name is Andrew Hawkins. I'm a DSA Santa Barbara member, public transit enthusiast, and student of urban planning. Kicking off DSA SB's series of talks and discussions on topics of interest, I will be giving a talk and have a discussion about public transit, in particular: public transit fundamentals, some misconceptions about it, the challenges it faces in the context of U.S. land use, and the pitfalls of campaigning for free transit, given California's tax regime. To give a primer on the arguments for and against free transit, I've provided a few articles for people to read beforehand:

Public Transport Can Be Free (Jacobin)
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The Problem With Free Transit (Slate)
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The State of America's Free Transit Programs (Planetizen)
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I don't expect anyone to read it before our discussion, but for those wanting a solid understanding of public transit planning and operations, Human Transit by Jarrett Walker is an excellent book on the subject:
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I look forward to seeing everyone this coming Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 pm in Alice Keck Park.

If the workers of the world want to win, all they have to do is recognize their own solidarity. They have nothing to do but fold their arms and the world will stop. The workers are more powerful with their hands in their pockets than all the property of the capitalists.

- Joseph Ettor, IWW Labor Organizer

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