Please join us again as we celebrate Black History Month and share your talents in spoken and written word, poetry, music or movement.
This year’s fundraising theme is: Know the past, shape the future. All proceeds from this event will support an American non-profit (TBA).
For a 5 or 10 minute time slot, please contact DA Austria GBC coordinator, Faith Herbold at [email protected]
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The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are are thrilled to be hosting author Karen Kao for a book club discussion on February 28th, 2021, at 2 P.M. Berlin time. We will be discussing her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Described as an “an ambitious, striking addition to the novels showing the sleazy side of 1930s Shanghai” by bookish.asia, it is the first in a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954.
Read more about the quartet and KarenKao on her website at https://inkstonepress.com/ and message us to pre-order a book! Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?
Please contact [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.
Award-winning investigative journalist Frank Smyth has covered political violence throughout the world and is author of of „The NRA: The Unauthorized History“. Frank speaks to Solidarity Sundays about the evolution of the armed right from an eccentric, occasionally violent, curiosity — to an armed adjunct to one of our political parties.
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A speed networking and leadership development workshop
Always wanted to get involved politically but not sure where to start? Democrats Abroad is a global organization with groups all around the world representing and organizing Americans. Learn how you can have an impact!
The workshop will:
- Introduce you to the Democrats Abroad organization at its different levels and corresponding leaders,
- Review the wide variety of volunteer roles available and their commitments in terms of time and responsibility,
- Clarify and demystify how any member can run for office within Democrats Abroad.
There will be three online sessions, each 1.5 hours, held at a time that is convenient for each region:
Each session will showcase four different Democrats Abroad Leaders, one for each of the Global, Regional, and Country levels, and one from a country without a Country Chapter from the region, interspersed with breakout rooms where you can engage in speed networking and discussions.
- Country-Committee leader: Adrienne Johnson, Chair, UK Black Caucus and former member of the UK Executive Committee
- Non-Affiliated leader: Elisabeth Myers, Democracy Lead for DA-Morocco
- Regional leader: Merrill Oates, former Regional Vice-Chair
- Global leader: Martha McDevitt-Pugh, DNC member, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair & Aaron Fishbone, Director Global Communications
Please RSVP below so we can send you the Zoom online meeting access information.
DA Austria’s Annual General Meeting will be held online on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. All DAA members are welcome to participate in the elections and join the meeting. We especially hope to see many of our members who live outside of Vienna and may not normally attend the AGM! Any American 18 or older by the next federal election and residing in Austria may also join the meeting and vote.
Come for business –
Special guest DA Global Chair Julia Bryan will give her expert insights into the fantastic work that was accomplished by Democrats Abroad members around the world in the 2020 and Georgia runoff elections. She’ll also talk to us about DA’s outreach with our representatives in DC in order to inform them on the issues that matter most to all Americans who live abroad.
At the meeting we'll present brief reports on 2020, discuss plans for the upcoming year, and conduct a vote on amendments to the DAA Bylaws. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N9QT0oBpMKD6hYT21KueiQNw3HNYrflB/view?usp=sharing. There will also be an Elections Meeting to elect an Executive Committee for the 2021-2023 term.
Join us for a free wine-tasting –
DA Austria is required by our By-Laws to hold an Annual General Meeting prior to March 31 of each year. We also have a quorum requirement to make the meeting valid. Please help us meet these challenges by joining us in our online AGM!
As a thank you for your loyalty and help through this difficult period, AGM attendees will be able to attend a wine- tasting fundraiser with Seymann's Winery for free! We'll set the date just as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Your participation, activism, and donations have made Democrats Abroad Austria a strong and vital organization for more than seventeen years. In 2021, we’ll continue working to strengthen the voice and vote of all our members.
Please RSVP for the meeting here. You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link.
Thank you for your support,
– DA Austria Executive Committee