The National Welfare Rights Organization 1966 - 1975
An outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement: Women of Color Rising to lift themselves and their children out of poverty.
Join the Global Black Caucus for an insightful webinar, during Black History Month 2023, and learn more about the significance of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its activism and legacy which still carries on today.
February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT
This webinar is facilitated by Miriam Victory Spiegel, Democrats Abroad Switzerland, born in 1945 in New York City, long-time activist, Community Organizer in New York 1968 – 1980, and Couples and Family Therapist, in Zürich, Switzerland since 1990.
During this webinar, Miriam will begin her presentation by focussing on the events that she experienced as an activist and community organizer in New York City in 1968. She will describe the theoretical basis of the creation of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its inception within the framework of the Civil Rights Movement. To contextualize, she will share a rearview mirror with us, looking back and trying to understand why so many people of color were left behind in mid-sixties America and seemed doomed to a life of poverty, limited education, poor health, and unemployment. These reflections will take us on a historical journey beginning in 1619 and ending in 1968….
This event is being co-sponsored by the Global Women's Caucus.
Join us for an insightful webinar on February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT
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Experience comes in all ages! Join other Dems at the February Meeting of Democrats Abroad Austria's Experienced Democrats.
How do we reverse increasing income inequality in the United States? A 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights would guarantee all people residing in the United States the right to the essentials of a good life, regardless of their income, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin. Join our guest speakers to learn more about this progressive proposal and what we can do to implement it.
- Harvey J. Kaye: American historian and sociologist. Author of several books, including “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms.” He is Professor Emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.
- Alan Minsky: Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America and a lifelong activist, who has worked as a progressive journalist, as Program Director at KPFK Los Angeles, and coordinator for Pacifica Radio’s national coverage of elections.
Here are some resources to prepare for the event:
Article: “A Call for All Progressive Candidates and Officeholders to Embrace a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.” Alan Minsky and Harvey J. Kaye. Common Dreams, 23 February 2022.
Video: "The Ethos of the Greatest Generation"- Discussing the Four Freedoms with Harvey Kaye. FDR Library, 4 January, 2023.
All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Thanks to our co-sponsors: Global Black Caucus, Global Women’s Caucus, Reparations Task Force, proDA Austria, proDA Germany
RSVP below for the Zoom link!
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Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am Washington DC 12.00 - 1:30 pm London, UK 5:00 - 6:30 pm Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 - 9:30 pm Mumbai, India 10:30 pm - 12:00 am
After an extremely long hiatus, the Progressive Pizza returns with pizzaz!
- Please complete our proDA Progressive Priorities Survey now: https://forms.gle/GHj7Jvmrkz53bNsz9
- Join our Monthly Members meeting on Feb. 4th at 3:00 pm to discuss the results and set our course for 2023 and beyond: https://www.democratsabroad.org/proda_feb_2023_monthly_members
- Then join our IN-PERSON PROGRESSIVE PIZZA WITH SPECIAL GUEST, SUPER PHONEBANKING, NEOPHYTE CALIFORNIAN MICHAEL WAGNER!
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Join us for our St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Orpheum Theatre in Vienna. We'll be treated to live Irish folk music from Paddy's Return, complete with Irish Step Dancing! Check out their show preview video!
Doors open at 6 pm if you care to eat first. The show starts at 7:30 pm. We'll spend some time with members of the band (before and after) to give us some background on Irish folk music. We've reserved a table for DA Austria members.
Please buy your ticket by February 16, 2023. We need to purchase them in bulk from the theatre on the 17th. Contact me at [email protected] if you have questions.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please join us for DA Austria's Annual General Meeting - either in-person or online! This is quite an important AGM as we will hold elections for our new Executive Committee that will lead us for the next two years.
Consider joining our Executive Committee for 2023-24! We need your drive and talents, your activism, and your desire to preserve democracy to help us to WIN BIG in 2024. Please contact me at [email protected] or members of our Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected] if you care to discuss running for an elected position.
At the AGM, we will also seek your approval for some necessary changes to our By-Laws, as well as review our actions in 2022 and some of our plans for 2023. We'll bring some wine and snacks to enjoy post-meeting, and then we will arrange to go out for dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant. Details to follow for those who RSVP.
We have a quorum requirement to make the meeting valid. Please help us meet these challenges by joining us! Any American 18 or older by the next federal election and residing in Austria may join the meeting, become a member and vote on meeting business.
Your participation, activism, and donations have made Democrats Abroad Austria a strong and vital organization for more than 18 years. Thanks in advance for supporting DA Austria by joining our AGM and helping to set our direction for the coming two years.
-DA Executive Committee