Events

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 19 rsvps
    Zoom

    GBC Tax Lunch Power Hour

    Join us and find out information to help you with your tax issues.

    This will be an informal Zoom call, you can drop-in for 5 minutes to ask one question or stick around for the whole hour.

    Some things that will be discussed include:

    • Have you received your CARES Act stimulus payment? If so, how? If not, why?
    • The latest updates on Residency Based Taxation.
    • Why you have nothing to worry about when it comes to voting and taxes!

    July 15th is also the new deadline to file your US taxes with the IRS this year (usually it's June 15th for Americans living abroad but the US government extended it this year due to Coronavirus.)

    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Washington DC, USA 07:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 12:00 BST
    Paris, France 13:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 14:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 15:00 GST
    New Delhi, India 16:30 IST
    Bangkok, Thailand 18:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 19:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
    Melbourne, Australia 21:00 AEST

     

    We hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time · 9 rsvps

    Global Black Caucus - GOTV Phonebanking Training

    This session is offered as a special invitation to Global Black Caucus members. Open to everyone.

    Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective!
    Do you, especially now, have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.

    Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 11 rsvps

    Global Black Caucus - GOTV Phonebanking Training

    This session is offered with a special invitation to Global Black Caucus members. Open to everyone.

    Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective!
    Do you, especially now, have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.

    Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 14 rsvps

    Getting Out the Black Vote: A Conversation with Horace Small and the Diversity Caucus/GBC

    A Conversation with Horace Small
    and the Diversity Caucus of DA France

    and the Global Black Caucus

    Horace Small is Executive Director of Union of Minority Neighborhoods, and a legendary organizer/activist (and personality!) in the Boston area for decades who famously made then-governor Mitt Romney take back his plan to scrap the office of affirmative action for the state

    “UMN is rewriting the rules of black politics in Massachusetts, mobilizing some of the state’s poorest citizens to push for their share of the pie. They work for equity, not just equality.” – Boston Magazine.

    Today, UNM runs the Black Ballot Power initiative — a non-partisan national campaign to increase Black voter turnout focusing on critical areas of the country.

    Why Not Voting Must Not Be an Option!

    • In 2016, nearly half of all eligible voters (46.9%) did NOT vote — over 108,000,000 people
    • Half of all non-voters were non-white
    • Two-thirds were under age 50
    • One-quarter earned less than $30,000 a year.

    Black Ballot Power Initiative Will

    • Convince non-voting Blacks that their vote matters
    • Get them registered and to the polls

    Join this call with DA France's Diversity Caucus and DA's Global Black Caucus to hear from Horace Small about his work with UMN in Boston, his long and storied career in community organizing and working with neighborhoods, and how he and other community activists and organizers in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York are working to help make sure the black vote turns out and is counted. 

    While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $5 or $10 to help Democrats Abroad reach hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters abroad. Thank you for your support!

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    DA Discussions: Police-Instigated Violence in Protests

    Note: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 30, 2020!

    Many of us have watched videos of police officers attacking peaceful protesters at recent Black Lives Matter protests in shock and consternation. How can we understand this police violence? And what can local communities and voters, including voters abroad, do to counteract this problem?
     
    Join us for a lecture and discussion with Tory Mallet, PhD candidate in sociology at the London School of Economics, with expertise in political sociology and policing. Her master's thesis, "The Thick Blue Line: A Police-Centered Analysis of Violent Encounters Between Occupy Protesters and Police Officers in the United States", examined police violence against protesters with the Occupy movement. She will give a talk about what we know about police violence against protesters, and then lead a discussion of how we see this dynamic today with BLM protests and what we can do about it.
     
    Please email Tory at basel@democrats.ch to receive the Zoom information.


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  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 21 rsvps
    Zoom - Online

    On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations Webinar

    This webinar is apart of our summer series "Fighting White Supremacy."

     

    In his talk “On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations,” Antar Keith will provide a brief overview of the history of reparations, including an outline of other forms of reparations and redress extended to minority groups during the 20th century. Antar will debunk common myths and stereotypes surrounding U.S. reparations for African Americans and demonstrate how reparations would directly target the triple evils of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression. After illustrating the necessity of reparations, Antar will focus on the next steps in developing such a policy. Ultimately, Antar argues that extending reparations to African Americans is not only a moral imperative; doing so would also be of strategic value for the U.S. Democratic Party, whose voting bloc is considerably reduced by structural inequities which suppress and disenfranchise Black voters. In order to win elections, the Democratic Party must transform itself to meet the rising challenges of a 21st-century Republican Party under Trump and a growing cadre of sympathetic followers at all levels of government and society. Providing reparations to African Americans is a crucial means of ensuring long-term Democratic electoral success.

     

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - 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. 

    Bio:

     

    Born to a working-class family in the Bronx, New York, Antar Rashiq Keith has firsthand knowledge of structural discrimination in the United States. Antar pursued his B.A. in Adolescent Education in English Literature and M.A. in National and Transnational Studies before settling in his current residence of Leipzig, Germany. With over ten years’ experience as an educator in inner-city regions of the United States and Germany, Antar enjoys fostering stronger transnational ties between U.S. and German youth, working professionals, and active NATO military within the German Department of Defense. His job is to facilitate bridges between cultures, and this is exactly what he hopes to accomplish for African Americans and working-class voters in Democrats Abroad.

     

    Antar’s political consciousness was molded from an early age by a family with ties to activism in the face of stark structural inequity. His father, William “Bill” Keith, a poet, teacher, Civil Rights activist, and Black Arts Movement avant-garde artist, was also a two-time victim of predatory policing, the broken justice system, and mass incarceration. Antar’s mother, Iseult Keith, PhD, worked as a social worker in New York State’s Sing Sing prison, providing guidance and counseling to the incarcerated. Bill and Iseult’s son, Antar, aims to build on their legacy through progressive action on the policy level. His previous and current activities include participating in efforts to expand voter participation; leading discussions on racism, sexism, and homophobia for the German military; and lobbying for anti-racist policies within German institutions of higher education. He is now dedicated to taking this fight to the triple evils of U.S. police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression.

    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 06:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 09:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST
    Paris, France 15:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    New Delhi, India 18:30 IST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 21:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 34 rsvps
    Zoom Webinar

    Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 Webinar

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    Join the GBC as we talk with Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder about Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    COVID-19 has affected the USA as a whole on various levels in ways that were previously unimaginable. Yet, in this relatively 'slow catastrophe', it became apparent early on that so-called ethnic minorities and women would be the main victims of the situation. Especially the black community, which had already initiated debates about anti-black violence and the value of black lives through networks such as the Black Lives Matter Movement long before the pandemic hit, now finds itself confronted with additional existential dimensions of this issue.


    This webinar will, therefore, focus on the situation of the black community in the USA during the crisis and also reflect on the current effects of COVID-19, widely publicized cases of police brutality inflicted upon George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery that led to worldwide protests. While the historical experience of the black community with regard to the healthcare system will be taken into account in order to explain its particular vulnerability during the pandemic, the webinar will also address the fact that both Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter mass protests emphasize the urgency of structural reforms in the USA.


    Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder (American Studies, University of Tübingen) has written her dissertation on the Civil Rights activist and organizer Bayard Rustin and has conducted research, presented, and published on the Black Lives Matter movement since 2015. Due to COVID-19, she spent several months in New York City. As a white, German, female scholar, Nicole strives to critically reflect on her position and to initiate discussions about race relations and various forms of structural violence in Germany and the US.

     

    Please join us for what should be an informative and enlightening event. RSVP to receive the connection information.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - 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. 

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada  10:30 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 19:30 CEST
    Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 3 rsvps
    WebEx

    GBC Cafe - VI

    This Cafe's Topic: We will continue our discussion on racism.

     

    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.

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    Zoom - Online

    GBC Film Screening: American History X

     

    The GBC continues our Fighting White Supremacy Series with a screening of the film "American History X". After the film, we'll have a discussion.

     

    Please RSVP to receive the link for the Zoom Meeting.

     

    About the film:

    Tony Kaye made his feature directorial debut with this dramatic exploration into the roots of race hatred in America. In a shocking opening scene, teen Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) races to tell his older brother, neo-Nazi Derek (Edward Norton), about the young blacks breaking into his car in front of the house, whereupon Derek gets his gun and with no forethought shoots the youths in their tracks. Tried and convicted, Derek is sent away for three years in prison, where he acquires a different outlook as he contrasts white-power prisoners with black Lamont (Guy Torry), his prison laundry co-worker and eventual pal. Meanwhile, Danny, with a shaved head and a rebellious attitude, seems destined to follow in his big brother's footsteps. After Danny writes a favorable review of Hitler's Mein Kampf, black high-school principal Sweeney (Avery Brooks) puts Danny in his private "American History X" course and assigns him to do a paper about his older brother, who was a former student of Sweeney's. This serves to introduce flashbacks, with the film backtracking to illustrate Danny's account of Derek's life prior to the night of the shooting. Monochrome sequences of Derek leading a Venice, California gang are intercut with color footage of the mature Derek ending his past neo-Nazi associations and attempting to detour Danny away from the group led by white supremacist, Cameron (Stacy Keach), who once influenced Derek. Director Tony Kaye, with a background in TV commercials and music videos, filmed in L.A. beach communities. Rated R "for graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality, and nudity." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST
    Paris, France 19:30 CEST
    Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 21 rsvps
    Zoom Webinar

    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