Images From the Convention, by Lydia Goustin

Twin Ports DSA only had one delegate to the rather large national DSA convention that was in Atlanta this year (they take place every other year). We chose Lydia Goustin. Lydia is a graduate student at UMD, and, I suspect, hopes that Medicare for All passes sooner rather than later. Photo captions are written by Lydia.

This is me and my roommate Laura Helena --she was from Quad Cities DSA (Iowa/Illinois) -- was a surprising coincidence to be with another similarly sized unhelpfully named chapter -- there was more often than not some explaining to do (as I recall the nice Milwaukee delegate I met was one of the only people I encountered who had heard of Duluth). [note: Lydia has the lighter hair on the left]

This is me and my roommate Laura Helena --she was from Quad Cities DSA (Iowa/Illinois) -- was a surprising coincidence to be with another similarly sized unhelpfully named chapter -- there was more often than not some explaining to do (as I recall the nice Milwaukee delegate I met was one of the only people I encountered who had heard of Duluth). [note: Lydia has the lighter hair on the left]

This was us at the Martin Luther King Memorial

This was us at the Martin Luther King Memorial

This was from a local Abolish ICE protest I went to on Saturday night

This was from a local Abolish ICE protest I went to on Saturday night

This was later in the afternoon when people were tired and cranky and this dude in front of me was not the only person visibly exhausted by the proceedings.

This was later in the afternoon when people were tired and cranky and this dude in front of me was not the only person visibly exhausted by the proceedings.