Global Black Caucus Chair, DPCA Voting Rep, Switzerland

Unity through diverse & inclusive Leadership!

My grandmother once said to me: Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything, is the day, you have the most, yet, to learn.  

How would I describe myself:

(GER): Angenehm Anders Als Alle Anderen (Pleasantly Different Than Everyone Else)

My name is Leedonal Moore and I also go by the name Jazzmin Dian Moore and although I’m from Mississippi, I'm a Texas State Voter.

I identify as non-binary and I recently celebrated my 40th Birthday in loving company with my Swiss partner and our 12 year old black labrador.

I am fluent in German & English and decent in eight other languages, including Sign-Language.

My passion is fencing, horse riding, cooking and bringing people closer together.

Constantly being internationally relocated, due to growing up in a military household, I learned early on of the importance of staying open minded, adapting fast to new and sometimes very stressful situations and equally staying connected to my bi-racial heritage and upbringing. 

Democrats Abroad is the community where I feel at home, where I can be who I am and where I can help others register to vote and help execute publishing different deadlines for each state so that people can properly exercise their fundamental voting rights.

It's been my greatest honor representing Democrats Abroad Switzerland on various news outlets during the 2020 elections.

I’ve been living in Zürich Switzerland for more than 16 years and since most recently also in France, where I am engulfed in the hospitality industry as a Château-Hotelier. 

I love to travel and I love to learn about different cultures. I am particularly sensitive to making sure that I properly represent the USA as a mix of many cultures and nationalities and I focus on making sure to not expect that other countries adapt to the “AMERICAN WAY”.

Today I work as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for corporations, schools and embassies, as a TV & Radio host and event planer. And zes, i love wearing many hats. 

Initially my professional background started off in the beauty industry. While I have a Masters degree in Hair & Make Up and Communication, I worked from 2005 - 2015 as the Art Director & General Manager of a beauty company in Zürich. Hence, i have the ability to have a complete overview of all functions of a business (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Marketing, Communication, Production, Quality, Engineering, Health & Safety, HR, Finance, IT, Logistics & Distribution, Sales & Customer Service) while focusing on both, the clients and employees.

In addition I started early on in investing my time and passion in strengthening marginalized communities, especially the Black and LGBTIQ+ Community.

For my engagements I’ve received various national and international awards such as the Miss Drag Queen Switzerland 2008 title, European TOLERANTIA Award 2016 and an honorary medal for my outstanding work & activism representing Americans living abroad 2016.

If there is one thing we have learned from the past horrible administration, it's that our greatest power is to listen, trust in facts & science, invest in diversity, equity & inclusion, cast our votes and lead by example.

And During a private dinner with one of our former Ambassadors they pointed out that my greatest potential is connecting people of all ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations - encouraging them to respect, uplift and help each other in leading by example.

I believe:

  • Healthcare is a right, not a privilege
  • Black Lives Matter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
  • Public Education is a Public Good 🎒📚
  • A Fair Wage is a Living Wage
  • Women's Rights are Human Rights ♀️
  • Love is Love 🏳️‍🌈
  • No Human is Illegal
  • Science is Real 🔬
  • Voting Rights are Sacred 🗳️

Dear reader, I'm asking you: How can I help?

Love & Light

Leedonal / Jazzmin

 

 

     

 


  • @jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to Texans Abroad Planning Meeting. 2021-09-14 06:00:42 -0400

    Texans Abroad Planning Meeting

    2021_09_25_EMEA_Americas_Planning.pngJoin us to map out our outreach for 2021 heading into the 2022 Midterms and crucial State and Local elections. Everyone is welcome! It's all hands on deck as we gear up for the coming months!

    Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2pm Eastern/1pm Central/8pm CEST

    Zoom info provided on RSVP

    Connect with us: [email protected]

    Twitter https://twitter.com/TXabroad 

    FB Texans Abroad https://www.facebook.com/groups/314592981908872 

     

    WHEN
    September 25, 2021 at 2:00pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM - Online Event
    Berlin
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    7 rsvps rsvp

  • published Unrequited Love in Poet Laureate Circle 2021-09-11 09:51:36 -0400

    Unrequited Love

       

    Unrequited Love

    She figured she really should get over it
    Let downs, disappointments, broken promises
    This was worse than an unrewarding love affair
    She had given all of her faith, her inmost dreams
    For this one single obstinate purpose
    She had cried copious tears of hope, tears of despair
    Listened to reason, tried common sense
    Endured a roller coaster of ups and simultaneous downs
    But when all was honestly said and done
    Her ethics ruled the roost and wouldn’t be placated
    With soothing words and unproductive excuses
    There was an aching pain of resignation lingering
    Troubling her neck and her nightly slumbers
    She had gone regularly to the local herbalist,
    The psychologist, social worker, community advisor
    But the results had left her feeling empty, unassuaged
    Petitions hadn’t helped the situation much either
    She had even written her congressman twenty times
    Only to receive polite noncommittal platitudes
    But the lives of over a thousand black men
    Wasting their existence on death row
    Just wouldn’t concede her genuine peace
    Wearily, she wondered if she should just call it a day.

    Camille Elaine Thomas
    September 09,2021
    [email protected] All rights reserved


  • published Poet Laureate Call in Poet Laureate Circle 2021-09-07 11:27:54 -0400

    Poet Laureate Call

    The Global Women's Caucus would like to invite two of the esteemed Global Black Caucus Poet Laureates to participate in the upcoming - GWC Literary Festival - to take place in October. The poets would read a selection of their poetry and be briefly interviewed before taking questions from the audience. 

    Event dates are Oct 5 and Oct 12 at 12pm CET. One poet per date. 

    It is sure to be a great opportunity to share your talent and introduce your work to new audiences.

    Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested or have questions.

  • GBC Poet Laureate Event

    Showcase An evening of poetry with a Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate

    WHEN
    October 12, 2021 at 6:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • @jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to GBC Poet Laureate Event. 2021-09-07 05:45:24 -0400

    GBC Poet Laureate Event

    Showcase An evening of poetry with a Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate

    WHEN
    October 05, 2021 at 6:00am
    8 rsvps rsvp

  • published Poet Laureate Call in News 2021-09-05 05:31:26 -0400

    Poet Laureate Call

    The Global Women's Caucus would like to invite two of the esteemed Global Black Caucus Poet Laureates to participate in the upcoming - GWC Literary Festival - to take place in October. The poets would read a selection of their poetry and be briefly interviewed before taking questions from the audience. 

    Event dates are Oct 5 and Oct 12 at 12pm CET. One poet per date. 

    It is sure to be a great opportunity to share your talent and introduce your work to new audiences.

    Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested or have questions.

  • @jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club. 2021-09-03 15:47:02 -0400
    Please RSVP: Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club https://www.democratsabroad.org/pc_sept_book_club_2021?recruiter_id=181108

    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club

    Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET (Washington DC) time
    Location: Zoom
    Event Title: Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - - Global Progressive Caucus Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend. Join us!  

    Left of Karl Marx by Carol Boyce Davies is an engaging and long overdue scholarly treatment of the life of one of the most important and yet obscure Black radicals—Claudia Jones. . . . Overall, Left of Karl Marx is a fascinating study of a political figure that deserves recognition. Carol Boyce Davies has done a service to Black Studies and Women and Gender Studies by resurrecting this champion of justice. Now that this difficult work has been done, it is our job to engage it.” — Rashad Shabazz, Wagadu

    “[I]t is a must-have for activists and academics alike.” — Brittany Shoot, Feminist Review

    “[W]hat Boyce Davies offers to her readers with this book, is a masterful piece of scholarship, made accessible by the author’s skilful presentation of facts, narrative and analysis.” — Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy, European Journal of Women's Studies

    “Carole Boyce Davies offers a critical intervention for understanding how the life and work of black communist, activist and intellectual, Claudia Jones illuminates the interlocking trans-Atlantic histories of leftist politics, feminism, anti-colonialism and black internationalism in the twentieth century. . . . much like Claudia Jones, Davies reminds us that the history of twentieth-century Britain is indeed a history that encompasses the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the African Diaspora.” — Kennetta Hammond Perry, Twentieth Century British History

    “Davies conducted extensive ethnographic and archival research to write Left of Karl Marx and her work successfully situates this Caribbean black radical intellectual and activist within a history of black radical thought. . . . The most important lesson we learn after reading Left of Karl Marx is that black women’s writings are fundamental to our discussions on black diasporic formation and political radicalism. How many other Claudia Joneses are in need of scholarly recovery?” — Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, International Feminist Journal of Politics

    “Davies makes a strong case for taking Jones seriously as a militant intellectual whose work shaped radical thought in her lifetime and prefigured the currents of change in the decades after her death in 1964.” — Marian B. Mollin, Journal of American History

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

    Location Local Event Start Time

    Vancouver

    9:00-10:30

    Toronto

    12:00-13:30

    London

    17:00-18:30

    Berlin

    18:00-19:30

    Nairobi/Athens

    19:00-20:30

    Dubai

    20:00-21:30

    Mumbai

    21:30-23:00

     

    WHEN
    September 27, 2021 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM
    9 rsvps rsvp

  • Leading with Purpose: Tackling Structural Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

     
    The Global Women's Caucus and the Global Black Caucus are honored to have Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest  L. Arbukle Professor, Harvard Business School, speak on the continuing challenges of gender equality and diversity in leadership. Dr. Kanter first identified significant barriers to the advancement of women in the corporate world in the classic, award-winning book, Men and Women of the Corporation. Later research identified how being a minority in a group, or a "token", can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure, illustrated brilliantly in the landmark video, "A Tale of 'O': On Being Different".  

    Professor Kanter will unravel questions such as:  Where has there been progress? What challenges and pitfalls remain? What issues are universal, and which vary by ethnicity, race, and social class? How can we “think outside the building” (beyond current structures and constraints) to mobilize activists for a more just and equitable world? Join us on Tuesday, September 21st at 11 am EDT to gain insights from this formidable leader on working towards a more just and equitable world. 

     
    RSVP below! You will receive your link with a reminder mail shortly before the event.


    ROSABETH MOSS KANTER 

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in  strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders worldwide  through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations, governments, and start-up ventures. She  co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from 2005 to its  launch in 2008 and serving as Founding Chair and Director from 2008-2018 as it became a growing international  model for a new stage of higher education preparing successful top leaders to apply their skills to national and  global challenges. Author or co-author of 20 books, her latest book, Think Outside the Building: How Advanced  Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time, has won a number of accolades

    The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists such as the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in  the world” (Thinkers 50, and in November 2019 received their biannual Lifetime Achievement Award). She has  received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and  

    prizes. These include Distinguished Career Awards from the Academy of Management and the American  Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations and Work Section); the World Teleport Association's  “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the  Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership  Professionals; the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence; the Everett Rogers Innovation Award from  the Norman Lear Center for media and society; and several Harvard Business Review McKinsey Awards for the  years’ best articles. Other awards honor her thought leadership and community impact. 

    Before Think Outside the Building, her previous book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead,  a New York Times Editors’ Choice, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of  mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the  most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times); SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies  Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, one of the ten best business books of the year by  Amazon.com; Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, one of the five best books of the year by  the Toronto Star. Her book Confidence: How Winning & Losing Streaks Begin & End, a New York Times bestseller (also a #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared  with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or  countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social  issues and often called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success  or perpetuate disadvantage for women; a related video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool  for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda, honored by a  coalition of university centers creating in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best work/family  research. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, shows how to master the new terms of  competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identifies the dilemmas of globalization for cities, a theme continuing in her book MOVE

    She advises numerous CEOs and senior executives through her consulting group and also serving as a Senior  Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio from 1999-2012. She has served on many business and non-profit  boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service,  and on commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige  National Quality Award, and others. She speaks widely, and has shared the platform with Presidents, Prime  Ministers, and CEOs at major events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and national  industry conferences in over 20 countries. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured  professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School,  simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. --December 2020


    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 8:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 10:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 AM
    London, UK 4:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 5:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 8:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 11:00 PM
    Beijing, China 12:00 AM + 1 day
    WHEN
    September 21, 2021 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Webinar
    90 rsvps rsvp

  • published Join the GBC Team in News 2021-09-02 09:25:57 -0400

    Join The DA Global Black Caucus Team

    Join The DA Global Black Caucus Team...
    As we move towards 2022 and 2024, I am determined to make our systems and structures within the Global Black Caucus even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.
     
    Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CET on September 5th, 2021 and I will make appointments around September 8th, 2021.

    Available Steering Committee and Volunteer Positions:

    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • Engagement – team lead and volunteers
    • Press & Media Relations – team lead and volunteers
    • Communications – team lead and volunteers
    • Fundraising – team lead and volunteers
    If you're interested in being on the team, please don't hesitate and send me an email with why you want to be part, what position you are interested in and what qualifications you bring to the table.
     
     
    All members of Democrats Abroad are encouraged to apply and to share the call for applications with other U.S. citizens who might be interested.

     


  • @jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to The Long Shadow. 2021-08-31 12:41:22 -0400

    The Long Shadow


    The film has broadcasted nationally on PBS, and now the filmmakers are partnering with the 
    DA Global Black Caucus, in liaison with the Together Is Better Alliance, for this special screening event and live Q&A!

    RSVP below to join us for the live Q&A with Director Frances Causey.

    We’re excited to share the PBS film THE LONG SHADOW, which follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.

    More about The Long Shadow

    The Long Shadow provides much needed and critical background information about the institutional racist oppression and violence against African-Americans that has been perpetuated for more than 400 years. 

    The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.

    Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.

    We encourage you to watch the documentary prior to attending the event.

    You can watch the documentary for free via PBS during a 7 day period from September 26th 2021 - October 3rd.  Be sure to RSVP to join the live Q&A September 30th 2021, 1 PM ET / 5 PM UTC / 7 PM CET / 1 AM HKT with Director Frances Causey.

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    “When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”
    - Frances Causey

    More about the Together is Better Alliance

    https://www.togetherisbetteralliance.org/ 

    unnamed-3.jpgTiBA works to promote reconciliation and recovery through:

    • Facilitating screenings of documentaries and other films and relevant information related to the history of slavery and racial inequality
    • Conducting continuing conversation series in collaboration with educational, civil, faith-based, corporate, and other institutions committed to addressing the challenges of race in the US
    • Continued development of strategic relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations committed to addressing the issue of race relations
    • Expanding and raising awareness around the issues of racism that exist in the US through a variety of strategies, including creating a presence in several locations across the US to perform the described activities, launching a lecture series with learned speakers on the issue of racism and its societal impact, and conducting educational tours to historically significant sites, museums, institutions, etc.
    Click here to watch the film and ask the filmmakers a question!

    And don't forget to RSVP below for the Q&A!

    WHEN
    September 30, 2021 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM - ONLINE Event
    29 rsvps rsvp

  • @jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to Global Black Caucus Signup. 2021-08-17 05:45:36 -0400
    Check out Democrats Abroad. I just joined. https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc_signup?recruiter_id=181108

  • signed up on Join 2016-10-06 18:20:14 -0400

Laureate Tolerantia Award, DragQueen, LGBTIQ Advocate, Presenter, FB: Jazzmin Dian Moore YouTube: jazzmindianmoore snapchat:jazzilee1 Insta: Jazzmindianmoore