The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously in Tokyo where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified. See the resolution here.
Watch the video "Legalize Equality." This 30-minute video gives an excellent overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and why it is critical to be ratified.
You can watch the video until 31 December 2020 or the ERA passes.
To receive the streaming link and password, click RSVP and you will receive an email with the information in it.
Feel free to share the link and password to DA members that want to view it. However, please do NOT post the link and password on the internet in any way. Only Democrats Abroad has access for this private screening and we need to honor this special access given by Equal Means Equal and Heroica Films.
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Join Germany's Black Caucus for our monthly Sunday brunch event. This event is open to everyone. We will eat, drink, discuss, and plan for the 2020 elections. Brunch starts at 10 am. We'll be there until 14:00, so come by and share your thoughts with us.
The Breakfast-Buffet is 16.90 € per person. Children 5 and under eat for free, children 6-11 are half price.
We will have brunch once a month and the next brunch is on Sunday, January 23, 2019, so mark your calendars.
RSVP's, while not required, are appreciated.
Brave New Films has produced a new documentary short called Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.
This film exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to our elections all across the nation in 2020. During the 2018 midterms, millions of voters experienced suppression due to voter roll purges, poll closures, long lines of over 4 hours, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID laws that disproportionately prevented black and brown citizens from their constitutional right to vote.
There will be a discussion after the screening and an opportunity to register to vote and request your ballot for the 2020 election. Non-Democrats Abroad members and non-US citizens are welcome to come. Tickets are 5€ and can be purchased at the theater's box office, opens at 19:45.
We hope to see you there!
Books Abroad Reads Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye
A titan of literature passed away in August 2019. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, era-defining writer, and editor, mentor, professor, activist, and social critic—there are few individuals who have transformed American literature and culture like Toni Morrison.
Together with the Global Black Caucus, the Books Abroad organizers warmly invite you to join us in reading and discussing Morrison’s revolutionary novel The Bluest Eye. In her 2007 forward to the book, Morrison explains that in this work, she examines “how something as grotesque as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society: a child; the most vulnerable member: a female.” During our discussion, we will tackle issues of cultural aesthetics, intersections of race and gender, and the ongoing struggle for black female voices to be heard.
We look forward to celebrating both the incredible work and woman with you on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. EST/1:30 p.m. CET on WebEx.
7:30 a.m. – Toronto/Washington D.C.
12:30 p.m. – London
1:30 p.m. – Paris/Berlin
2:30 p.m. – Prague/Rome
4:30 p.m. – Dubai
8:30 p.m. – Beijing
9:30 p.m. – Tokyo
Please RSVP to receive the information to join this online meeting.
Please join Germany Black Caucus Chair, Derek Bembry, and International Black Caucus Chair Angela Fobbs for lunch at Zum Achter. We had originally planned a brunch, but with the amount of interest, and the addition of a presentation, we've had to change venues (and therefore meals).
This lunch is a chance for you to meet Derek and Angela, and learn about what the Black Caucus is doing in Germany, especially for the 2020 election. Derek's presentation will focus primarily on increasing voter turnout by focusing on youth and black voters. He will point out the opportunity in each voter segment as well as issues that appeal to both.
Zum Achter is located just over the Neckar from Bismarckplatz. Public transportation access is good, Bismarckplatz is only ~5 mins by foot. Also, the bus stop Bergstraße is directly in front of the building (bus line 34). If you’re driving, the parking garage Parkhaus Brückenkopf Neuenheim is adjacent to the restaurant.