Lecture by W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor in Visual Studies, University of Chicago
In English with live-interpretation in French
Wednesday 18th January, 7pm
Uni Dufour — Room U600, 24 rue Général Dufour, 1204 Geneva
The shock felt at the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has left many Americans and citizens of the world in a state of collective post-traumatic stress disorder.
Guest of honour of the conference What do images in public space do? the Professor in visual studies W. J. T. Mitchell will analyse the American visual culture, focusing on the war of images between the two candidates running for the presidency, which ended up with the election of Donald Trump.
Professor Mitchell will apply the tools of mass psychology to diagnose the role of collective fantasy, passion, and “rational madness” in producing this surprising historic event.
Professor Mitchell will examine in particular the role did media, images, and spectacle play, and why they fail to predict this result. He will also address a series of burning issues: how did fantasies of American exceptionalism build on the global resurgence of nationalism? What specific mixture of pathologies (racism, misogyny, xenophobia, class resentment, religious fanaticism) produced a “rainbow coalition” of the American Right? What forms of therapeutic critique offer a prognosis for recovery going forward?
This lecture takes place at the occasion of the conference What do images in public space do?
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Come join us for a fun evening of good liberal company in a great Berliner atmosphere. You might even find a friend for the inauguration day protest & women's march that week.
The Oranium Corner restaurant and lounge is conveniently located at S-Bahn Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25) on the corner of Oranienburger and Tucholsky Strasse.
Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.
It's not required, but RSVP here to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.
As President Obama’s days in office come to a close, Democrats Abroad New Zealand invites you to join us for a celebration of the past eight years.
Thank you, President Obama
Thursday, 19 January 201757 Customhouse QuayWellington
Come show your gratitude and support for President Obama and the tremendous progress he has ushered in during his two terms.
We will have thank you cards for you to sign which DANZ will send to President Obama.
Meet up with others who plan to march in solidarity against Trump in Wellington on Saturday 21 January.
And we can mobilize ourselves for the incoming administration which threatens so much of the progress Democrats have made over the years.
Come with your energy and your ideas to strengthen Democrats Abroad’s voice and opposition as we enter this uncertain and volatile chapter of American politics.
All are welcome, so bring your friends, American and Kiwi alike.
Come join us for our January gathering of the Democrats Abroad Saskatchewan Chapter. We'll be discussing Chapter leadership roles and the next steps for our Chapter, and the Democratic Party in general.
DAJ will be holding a candlelight march to express our appreciation for progress made over the past eight years -- progress that we hope to see protected going forward. Join us as we march by candlelight from Hibiya Park in Chiyoda-ku to Mikawadai Park in Roppongi (about an hour.)
Our message will be: Protect ___X____ because of ____Y____.
(For example, Protect marriage equaility because everyone has the right to love. Protect the environment because future generations deserve clean water. )
Bring your own LED candles or get one at the park (for a small donation to cover the cost). Bring your own sign or come early and make one at the park.
DATE: January 20 (Fri)
LOCATION: Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/park/detail_02.html)
We will gather behind the Large Open-Air Concert Hall near the Nishi Saiwai Gate.
TIME: Assemble 5:30 - 6:30pm (Everyone leaving with the group must be present by 6:30pm.)
Depart 6:45pm from Nishi Saiwai Gate
End 7:30 - 8:00pm at Mikawadai Park (end time depends on traffic conditions)
Join us for drinks and conversation at the Hobgoblin in Roppongi afterwards.
Please RSVP so that we can give the traffic police an idea of our numbers.
Also, join our event page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/373551566357471/
Anyone is welcome to take part, regardless of nationality or DAJ membership. However, we ask that all participants respect the message and the spirit of the march.
Map of the march route: https://goo.gl/maps/LSo7VQ2tfM42
Democrats Abroad invite all in Bielefeld to a peaceful rally "No To Global Trumpism / Counter Trumpism in the US and Europe" at the time, the Obama Government ends and the Trump government begins. We will get together in a pub downtown afterward.
In solidarity with those fighting for women’s rights and social justice around the world, join us to light a candle at Place de la Monnaie on January 20th at 5pm. EVERYONE is welcome to this gathering, invite your family, friends and colleagues and help spread the word! Kids and families are very welcome, too, as we will stand with the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, and with the Women’s March in Washington DC. Click on the link above to join the Facebook event for up-to-date information and keep an eye on the DAB site.
Democrats Abroad Hungary will hold a public “Thank You Obama” candlelight vigil and commemoration event outside the Budapest US Embassy on the last day, during the last hour, of the Obama Presidency.The commemoration will thank Obama for his 8 years of service as President of the United States, as well as express appreciation to the US Embassy staff who have served under his administration. All supporters and well-wishers are welcome.Please RSVP to: DAevents@demsabroad.huFriday, January 20, 20175:30 - 6:30 PM Szabadsag ter, outside the US Embassy (between the Soviet War Memorial and the Hutte coffee shop)Bring: Candle and your favorite Obama achievement to share with othersPLEASE RSVP to: DAevents@demsabroad.huBe sure to dress warmly as sub-zero temperatures are expected.
On January 20, Donald Trump – a man known for crude and divisive politics – will most likely become the most powerful man in the world. His elevation to the U.S. presidency will take place against the background of the demonization of ethnic, religious and LGBT communities, the attempted normalization of racist rhetoric, disrespect of women, and blatant disregard for facts and science.
The politics of fear and division is not only exclusive to the United States. Across the world – from Istanbul to Aleppo, from Moscow to Manila – freedom, diversity, and basic humanity have never been more at risk. We cannot and should not stay silent.
We, the real majority, stand together in our multilayered human identity. We represent a broad political spectrum, the rich and the working class, as well as the diversity of race, religion (or lack thereof) and human sexuality. We believe in social progress, workers' rights, and the protection of the environment and our natural resources. We, the real majority, stand together because we believe that all human beings have equal rights, equal protections, and aspirations that should be given the chance to thrive.
We, the real majority, believe that the injury of a Trump presidency is an affront not only to decent Americans, but to all people in the depth of his hatred, bullying, corruption, nepotism, intolerance, bigotry, petulance, and delusion. We speak for a future in which we can all live in harmony and full recognition of our potential as members of a fair, just and free society. To that end, we say NO to Donald Trump.
This dinner is open to all our members and guests. We welcome you all to come and join fellow Americans to celebrate the Obama's presidency. No formal presentation will be given, just a casual evening to share a good meal. We will present this all inclusive Le Koudou online menu where you can choose your starter, main course and desert. Doors open at 18h45 for an aperitif, then we will place our dinner selections at 19h30.
Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Palais Masséna
Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: Congrès/Joffre, Grimaldi, Congrès Promenade
Each attendee is expected to purchase this all inclusive online menu (apéritif, starter, main course desert, wine & coffee). Please content DAF - Riviera if you have any dietary restrictions or wish the 45€ menu not including wine.
To help DAF - Riviera coordinate this event, we ask that you submit a definitive RSVP below.