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  • rsvped for Jaime Harrison Call 2020-08-06 11:43:43 -0400

    Jaime Harrison Speaks to Democrats Abroad

    Jaime HarrisonJoin Jaime Harrison as he speaks to Democrats Abroad on Friday, August 14th at 1:00pm Eastern time about his US senate run against Lindsay Graham in South Carolina. Jaime will answer questions and share information about his stance on important policy issues and the state of the race.

    About our speaker: Jaime Harrison was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina and raised by his mother and grandparents. He received a scholarship to Yale University, where he majored in political science. After graduating from Yale in 1998, Harrison worked as a teacher for a year at his former high school in SC before earning his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004. 

    Harrison became involved in politics by working for US Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) as director of floor operations while Clyburn was the Majority Whip. He went on to serve as executive director of the House Democratic Caucus, and also served as Chair of the SC Democratic Party for four years, the first African American to serve in this role in SC. He is currently an associate chair and counselor of the Democratic National Committee.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year. 

    When: Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern time (Washington, DC time). 
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP below to receive the link)

    WHEN
    August 14, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - online call
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  • Christian Picciolini speaks on "Breaking Hate"



    Join the Global Black Caucus in a Q&A with award-winning television producer, public speaker, author, peace advocate, and former violent extremist Christian Picciolini.

    After leaving the hate movement he helped create during the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. Christian went on to earn a degree in international relations from DePaul University and launched Goldmill Group, a counter-extremism consulting and digital media firm. 

    In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremism. 

    Since leaving the white-power movement, Christian has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their own hate. He now leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention and disengagement network. He has spoken all over the world, including the TED stage, and shares his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion. 

    Christian chronicles his involvement and exit from the early American white-supremacist skinhead movement in his memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH. He showcases his disengagement work in a second book, BREAKING HATE: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, published in February 2020 by Hachette Books, as well as the MSNBC documentary series of the same name.
    https://www.christianpicciolini.com/

     

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    Breaking Hate by Christian Picciolini (2020, nonfiction):
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    White American Youth by Christian Picciolini (2018, memoir/nonfiction):
    https://www.porchlightbooks.com/product/white-american-youth-my-descent-into-americas-most-violent-hate-movement--and-how-i-got-out--christian-picciolini

     

    August 30 at 4 pm CEST

    Event Start Times

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 10:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 15:00 BST
    Paris, France 16:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 17:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 22:00 CST
    Melbourne, Australia 00:00 AEST August 31

     

    WHEN
    August 30, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Zoom - Online
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  • Historians' POV: Women's Suffrage, Civil Rights & the Value of the Vote featuring Nikki Brown and Alison Parker

    The movements for suffrage and equal rights based on gender and on race intersected, overlapped and sometimes faced off throughout American history. Understanding when, how, and why is critical to ensuring these rights are protected. The histories of the U.S. women’s suffrage and civil rights movements also stimulate a timely conversation on the value of the vote today. 

    The GWC AND GBC invite you to join in conversation with two esteemed historians and writers, Dr. Alison M. Parker and Dr. Nikki Brown . They will explore the contested struggle for voting rights in the past and present in their opening remarks and will then respond to questions and comments from the audience.  

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

    Alison M. Parker is Chair & Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests in women’s and gender history, African American history, and legal history. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Her book, Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell is forthcoming (December 2020) from the University of North Carolina Press, in its John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Among other publications, Parker is the author of two monographs, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). She also serves as the founding editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware, Parker is committed to helping to build a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda.

     

    Nikki Brown Nikki Brown has been teaching American and African American history since 1999.  She majored in History at Oberlin College, and she earned a PhD in History from Yale University in 2001.  Her book, Private Politics and Public Voices:  Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal (Indiana University Press) won the Letitia Woods Brown Award for Best Book in African American Women’s in History in 2006.  The major themes in Dr. Brown’s work are around gender, race, identity, representation, and politics.  Dr. Brown is also a professional photographer, and has recently completed a photography project on African American men in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  She is currently working on a book about Louisiana’s Civil Rights Movement.  Dr. Brown travels often to Turkey, where she taught Civil Rights history and American Women’s history in 2014 for one semester and 2018-2019 for the academic year, as a Senior Lecturer with the Fulbright/CIES Program. She is also preparing an oral history of the Afro-Turks, the African descendants of slaves in the Ottoman Empire.

     

    If you have questions for the panelists, you can send them in advance to womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.

     

    Location

    Local Event Start Time

    Vancouver, Canada

    10:00 PDT

    Minneapolis, USA

    12:00 CDT

    Washington DC, USA

    13:00 EDT

    London, United Kingdom

    18:00 BST

    Frankfurt, Germany

    19:00 CEST

    Nairobi, Kenya

    20:00 EAT

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    21:00 GST

    Bangkok, Thailand

    22:00 ICT

    Beijing, China

    23:00 CST

     

    WHEN
    August 11, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - Virtual Forum
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  • 100 Years Later - The Fight for Equality Continues

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    The GWC and GBC invite you to join in conversation with two champions for women’s rights as they discuss with us the on-going battles for equality in the United States. Both of these women have fought to bring women into the Constitution and are far too familiar with all of the reasons the ERA is absolutely mandatory to provide and protect the rights of women. The attack on women’s rights, particularly over the last four years has intensified, with every aspect of women’s lives threatened and the challenge is clear, we must have that protection. But, to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, we must flip the Senate.  If you haven’t put your focus there yet, you will by the time this conversation is over. 100 years after women took the vote by sheer force of will, it is time for women to use that power to defeat the opponents of their rights.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

    Jennifer Carroll Foy 
    Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy was the chief sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment ratification bill in the Virginia House of Delegates. With Virginia’s passage in January 2020, three quarters of states have ratified the ERA, making the amendment eligible to be added to the U.S. Constitution. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the third class of female cadets ever to attend VMI, and a public defender, Jennifer was first elected to the House of Delegates in Virginia in 2017 in a seat long held by Republicans, in an election in which Democrats flipped 15 seats in the House. Foy was a leading advocate for Medicaid expansion in Virginia, raising the minimum wage and teacher salaries, and criminal justice reform. 

    Smeal.pngEleanor (Ellie) Smeal
    As Co-Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Ellie has played a pivotal role in defining the debate, developing the strategies, and charting the direction of the modern day women’s movement for nearly five decades. She was the first to identify the “gender gap” – the difference in the way women and men vote and view issues – and popularized its usage in election and polling analyses to enhance women’s voting clout. Ellie has been an activist leader in the passage of landmark legislation, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Equal Credit Act, Violence Against Women Act, and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. She led the fight for the U.S. ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (from 1977-1982), and is in the leadership of the current efforts to pass the ERA.  

    If you have questions for the panelists, you can send them in advance to womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org

    Location

    Local Event Start Time

    Vancouver, Canada 10:00 PDT 
    Minneapolis, USA 12:00 CDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:00 EDT 
    London, United Kingdom 18:00 BST 
    Frankfurt, Germany 19:00 CEST 
    Nairobi, Kenya 20:00 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:00 GST 
    Bangkok, Thailand 22:00 ICT 
    Beijing, China 23:00 CST

     

    WHEN
    August 25, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Zoom (virtual Forum)
    23 rsvps rsvp

  • donated via 2020-07-20 07:35:59 -0400

    Global Black Caucus For The Win

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    Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2020.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and vote out our current regime.

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  • rsvped for Democrats Abroad Welcomes Malcolm Nance 2020-07-20 07:22:30 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Welcomes Malcolm Nance

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    The Global Black Caucus is proud to host our second webinar with author and MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance.

    Malcolm Nance is a counter-terrorism and intelligence consultant for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies. He’s also a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

    He is the author of several books including The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election and the recently released NYT’s Bestseller: The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.

    His latest book in his trilogy is The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It.

    Malcolm Nance will join us for a discussion on the current political landscape and the importance of voting for Democrats in the 2020 elections.

    RSVP below to reserve a spot for the webinar which will be both informative as well as a call to action.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

    If you have questions for Mr. Nance would like asked during the webinar, please send via email before September 8, to blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org with the subject line "Questions Webinar with Malcolm Nance."

    Location Event Time
    Vancouver, Canada 6:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 9:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 15:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 21:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
    Melbourne, Australia 23:00 AEST



     

     




    WHEN
    September 10, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Zoom Webinar
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  • rsvped for GBC Cafe - VI 2020-06-30 18:46:06 -0400

    GBC Cafe - VI

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the event from August 4 to August 10

    This Cafe's Topic: We will continue our discussion on racism, this time focusing on statues and monuments.

     

    This is an online event. You will receive the connection information in an email after your RSVP.

     

    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Daylight Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Washington DC   Eastern Daylight Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Daylight Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Daylight Time 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
    UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
    Fiji (GMT+11) 5:30 am - 8:30 am +1 day

    We look forward to talking with you about this difficult subject.

    WHEN
    August 10, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    WebEx
    11 rsvps rsvp

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    Julia Bryan, Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us fight back against the Trump agenda, register Americans all over the world for the crucial 2020 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we will make the difference in 2020!

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