Lynn Chancer

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Template:TOCnestleft Lynn Chancer is a member of the New York City DSA, elected to the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, at the November 1997 DSA National Convention in Columbus Ohio.[1]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Lynn Chancer was a New York delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[2]

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[3]

Drugs, Denial and American Culture

Socialist Scholars Conference 1992

Lynn Chancer, Vivian Forlander, Joan Nestle, Lesbian Herstory Archives and Sheldon Ranz, Adult Video Consultant were speakers on the 300 Years after Salem/10 Years after Barnard: The Struggle for Sexual Expression panel at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City.

Chancer also spoke alongside Dawn Esposito, Barbara Sholler, Lorraine Cohen and Margaret Yard on the Self-Censorship in the Classroom and Forms of Resistance panel sponsored by Social Text.[4]

Wayne Sing-Wai, CUNY; Michael Lighty, Director, Democratic Socialists of America; Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY, Charlene Mitchell, Committees of Correspondence, Aldyn McKean, ACT UP and Lynne Chancer were speakers on the What road for the Left? panel at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference.[5]

DSA member

In 1994 Lynn Chancer was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. At the time she taught sociology at Barnard Collage.[6]

DSA 1997-1999 leadership

DSA National Political Committee elected at the Columbus, Ohio, 1997 National Convention.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Youth Section Representatives:

Communist "Manifestivity"

On October 30 and 31, 1998 the Brecht Forum presented the "Communist Manifestivity -150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" at at Cooper Union's Great Hall, New York.

One of the many workshops at the Manifestivity was;

The Communist Manifesto--Now; with Mary Boger, Lynne Chancer, Bogdan Denitch, August Nimtz, Vijay Prashad, Marshall Berman. Moderator: Randy Martin

DSA Feminist Commission

In early 1999 a group of New York Democratic Socialists of America women, including Lynn Chancer, Judith Lorber, Rosamond March, and Tequila Minsky met at Ruth Spitz's apartment for the purpose of reconstituting the DSA Feminist Commission.[7]

The Feminist Commission was started in the early 1970s to explore theoretical issues and related action-oriented programs to move a strong socialist-feminist agenda in the U.S. We would like to revitalize this project of the American Left, which was a focus of activity after the merger between DSA's predecessor organizations, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOQ and New American Movement (NAM).

The newly reformed Feminist Commission will be meeting in New York City on Sunday, March 26th to discuss future plans and activities.

DSA Los Angeles event

Democratic Socialists of America kicked off events at the Democratic National Convention by organizing a major panel on the 2000 presidential and congressional elections. National Director Horace Small played host to DSA leaders Harold Meyerson, of LA Weekly, who was doing double duty putting out a daily for conventioneers,Barbara Ehrenreich, who has been stumping for Ralph Nader, Cornel West, who was a co-chair of the Bill Bradley primary campaign, and DSA youth organizer Daraka Larimore-Hall–.

They were joined by panelists Maria Elena Durazo, president of H.E.R.E in LA, John Nichols of the Madison daily Capital Times, Antonio Villa, Speaker Emeritus of California’s Assembly, and William Monroe Campbell, of Ministers Against Global Injustice.

Lynn Shaw longtime DSA member and vice-chair of the LA County Democrats, chaired the event. — The event, at the University of Southern Calfornia, resulted in a revitalized Los Angeles local. USC professor Bettine Berge, professor of East Asian Studies, was instrumental in getting us the fine auditorium. Lynn Chancer and Frank Llewellyn were also key to making the event a success. [8]



  2. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  3. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  4. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
  5. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
  6. Revised list of committees of the 1994-1995 DSA National Political Committee
  7. DL Millenium issue, Part 2, 1999, page 13
  8. Democratic Left, Fall 2000