The Göttingen Area Chapter welcomes a new precinct in Braunschweig - its first meeting was held Saturday, June 17. Congratulations to Co-Captains Kenton Barnes and Kim Täger for kicking off this endeavor. Kenton is a professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig in the Department of English and American Studies and Department of Literary and Cultural Studies. He is also the new Germany coordinator for the LGBT Caucus. Kim is a Research Assistant at the Technical University Braunschweig in the Institute of English and American Studies for the Department of English Language and Didactics. A warm welcome to this dynamic duo!
A first activity will be hosting a booth for the Sommerlochfestival on Saturday, July 29, 10 AM - 8 PM. DA Germany reps including current chair Owen Jappen, and past chair Quaide Williams, will be handing out information about becoming active in Democrats Abroad, along with new merchandise available for purchase, and postcards to write to your US Representatives.
Next Precinct meeting: Saturday, August 26, 3 PM at X-Trend!
Welcome Kim and Kenton!
On Earth Day, April 22, a March for Science took place in Göttingen. This non-partisan event was supported by a large number of our local Democrats Abroad members who participated in all aspects and encouraged community involvement. We were proud to be involved in supporting the integrity of science on a global level.
Guest speakers included: Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, President of the University of Göttingen; Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture; Dr. H. Pinar Senoguz, exiled scientist from Turkey; Pastor Ludgar Gaillard, lecturer on local history; Dr. Arnulf Quadt, director of the II. Institute of Physics at the University of Goettingen; as well as event organizers: Anne Marie Bessette, Brian Kearny, and Yuko Maeda.
More info at: sciencemarchgoe.de
Come join other Americans in the Braunschweig area to socialize and learn about Democrats Abroad activities and how you can be involved. Highlights from the Meeting Agenda is as follows:
Reports: Leadership Retreat in Kassel, Howard Dean in Berlin & Liz Jaff in Munich
DAG Fundraising and Umbrellas
Planning for 2018 Calendar: What do we want to do? (Women’s March /Women’s Caucus, Braunschweig CSD, GOTV, Social events ??)
Mark your calendars: EMEA – Madrid, 09. – 11. February, 2018; DAG Annual General Meeting Hamburg, 23. – 25. February, 2018; International DAM – Tokyo, 24.-27. May, 2018
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