Powen Shiah published November pub night at BRLO & more upcoming events in News 2017-11-14 10:12:42 -0500
We had a great turnout for our workshop last week on talking politics with conservative relatives (and other people you disagree with). To see a few photo, check out this photo album. Thanks again to Joanna Mikulski for leading the workshop!
A small group also visited the Kennedys Museum the weekend before for the opening of the Obama: An Intimate Portrait exhibit (photos here).
Read on for details on our pub night (tomorrow!), the December cookie swap, and events to mark in your calendar (get one from the Women's Caucus!) coming up in 2018.
November Political Pub Night - BRLO
December Holiday Cookie Swap
Tue. Dec 5th, 2017, 7:30-9pm
Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
As 2017 comes to an end, we’d like to take a moment to reflect together on all of the things we’ve done as Democrats in Berlin this year.
Like our 4th of July potluck, we're asking members to bring cookies or other traditional holiday treats (sweet or savory) to share. Let us know what you're bringing using this potluck form. If you can help out with setup, cleanup, drinks, or our info/materials table, please sign up for a volunteer shift.
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Support Democrats Abroad's women's caucus by buying a high-quality calendar for 2018. Remind yourself to celebrate women's firsts every day of the year. These make wonderful gifts and are shipping now! ▶︎Order yours today
Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing the World with journalist Amy Goodman
Sat. Nov 18, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin
Facebook (Please note: this is not a Democrats Abroad event)
Women's March Anniversary
Sat. Jan 21, 2018 - save the date!
We're planning to celebrate and re-energize by commemorating the anniversary of the Women's March with events in Berlin, other parts of Germany, and around the world. To get involved, contact email@example.com
2018 Annual General Meeting
Fri. Feb 23 - Sun. Feb 25, 2018
Stiftung Kultur Palast Hamburg, Öjendorfer Weg 30a, 22119 Hamburg, Germany
Every year members of Democrats Abroad from all over Germany gather in person to discuss issues in the U.S. and plan our activities for the coming year. With midterm elections quickly approaching, join us in Hamburg to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other Democrats living in Germany, and shape the organization.
Powen Shiah published How to Talk 💭 Politics w/Conservative Relatives🗯 & Upcoming Special 🗳 Elections in News 2017-11-05 11:12:33 -0500
Before we get to what's happening in Berlin, here's an update on what's going on in the U.S.:
There are special and general elections coming up this week in many states, whose outcomes matter! Click on your state below to see more details about voting in these races:
- Alabama, Georgia
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Misso
- New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oklahoma
- South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington State
- If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a fast answer.
You can also help by signing up to phone bank. Call your fellow Democrats abroad to make sure they're voting!
Here's what we've got going on in Berlin in the next several weeks. We hope we'll see you at one of these upcoming events!
November Workshop: Talking Politics with Conservative Relatives
What does science tell us about how to talk politics with people we disagree with?
Joanna Mikulski, an expert in behavior change communications, will lead a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you put the best ideas from research to use when communicating about hot or sensitive topics. She'll draw on lessons from both from her time at the White House Office of Management and Budget and as the managing director of Assemblyfor, a creative communications and strategy agency.
You'll walk away with tips and tools relevant for day-to-day activism - whether while making calls to your representatives or debating with your conservative relatives over the holidays.
November Pub Night
Wed. Nov 15th, 2017 at 7pm
Save the Date! December Cookie Swap
Tue. Dec 5th, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Hamburg in February to discuss our plans for 2018!
Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. With midterm election quickly approaching, join us in Hamburg to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process. This year we will also dedicate time to discuss amendments to our bylaws to help improve DAG and make sure our country adapts to the changes of our organization.Official registration for the event will begin in early January when the official invitation to the AGM will be sent out. Stay tuned!Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, February 23rd
16:00 Registration opens at the Lichthof Theater
17:00 Mixer event at the Theater
18:00 Dinner (at a restaurant nearby)
20:00 “Neuland” at the Lichthof Theater
Saturday, February 24th
8:30 - 9:00 Registration opens at the Kulturpalast
9:00 - 9:30 Opening of the AGM
9:30 - 11:00 GOTV Workshop
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 Topical Break-outs
12:30 - 13:15 Topical Break-outs
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:30 Presentation of the Caucuses
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00 Discussion and voting on the DAG Bylaws
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner with special guest
Sunday, February 25th
9:00 - 15:00 Meeting of the DA Germany Executive CommitteeHomestays in HamburgAs in the past, homestays will be available thanks to the members of the Hamburg chapter. If you are interested in having a homestay, please complete the following survey so that we can make sure you are matched with an appropriate host: "Need a homestay" surveyAs soon as a homestay has been found, you will be contacted via email.For those in Hamburg who would be willing to host another member of DAG, please fill out this survey to sign up as a host: "Homestay host" survey
Accommodation in Hamburg
For those living outside of Hamburg, homestays will be available (check back for more details). If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, a special rate will be given by the Hotel Panorama Inn (Billstedter Hauptstrasse 36, 22111 Hamburg).
- Single room is 56 Euros per room, per night
- Double room is 74 Euros per room, per night
Check-in on Friday, February 23rd begins at 14:00 and check-out on Sunday, February 25th is 12:00. This price includes a continental breakfast buffet. If arriving by car, there is a parking garage available for 9 Euros per parking space, per night.
You can pay for the room at the hotel when you arrive.
To reserve a room, please call 040 733 69 150 or send an email to email@example.com. You can ask to speak to or direct your email to Frau Beate Weidemann or Michael Mehlis-Schöning.
Rooms can be reserved until January 5, 2018.
WHENFebruary 23, 2018 at 1:30pm - February 25, 2018 at 3:30pmWHEREStiftung Kultur Palast Hamburg
Öjendorfer Weg 30a
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Powen Shiah published Fall events: Commemorate MLK, Call with Sen. Warren, and Meet Howard Dean in Berlin! in News 2017-09-10 17:21:36 -0400
We're jumping into fall with a vengeance -- join us this Wednesday for a reading & reflection 53 years after MLK's speech in Berlin. on Sunday, Democrats Abroad is holding a global call with Elizabeth Warren -- let's watch it together! We've also got pub night coming up, our 2018 midterm elections kickoff with Howard Dean, plus the annual Oktoberfest extravaganza in Munich.
53 YEARS AFTER MLK'S SPEECH IN BERLIN: READING AND REFLECTION
On Wed. September 13th, 2017, we're visiting St. Marienkirche Berlin (St. Mary’s Church) in Mitte to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon there 53 years ago, we'll hold a reading of his sermon "East or West - God's Children," and reflect on King's themes of faith, reconciliation, and social justice, and how those topics in 1964 pertain to the modern struggle in the U.S.
WATCH PARTY: ELIZABETH WARREN SPEAKS TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD
Senator Elizabeth Warren is joining Democrats Abroad for a call on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 3:30pm. In Berlin, we're hosting a party to watch the call together at our chapter chair's apartment. We will have some drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring more snacks to share.Please RSVP to this event on our website, and we will send you the address:
SEPTEMBER POLITICAL PUB NIGHT - SCHLEUSENKRUG
TAKE BACK CONGRESS IN 2018! MIDTERMS KICK-OFF WITH HOWARD DEAN
On October 5th, join Democrats Abroad Berlin and Howard Dean as we get ready for the 2018 midterms. Find ways to get more involved in the Berlin chapter, network with other activists groups in Berlin, help raise funds for the Berlin chapter to reach out to the 20,000 US citizens living in Berlin, and ask Howard Dean a question - all in one night!
DA OKTOBERFEST EXTRAVAGANZA 2017
Each ticket includes, a reserved seat in the “Gallerie,” a half roasted chicken (vegetarian options available), 2 liters of Spaten beer (other beverage options, too), and 10-euro coupon for other purchases.
Sun. Oct 1st, 2017 11am - 2:30pm
Schottenhammel Tent, Theresienwiese, 80336 Munich
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