Events

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 46 rsvps
    WebEx

    GBC Cafe - Jan 2021

    This Cafe's Topic: We will discuss:

    The Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5th
    The Congressional certification of the Biden/Harris victory on Jan. 6th that was disrupted by a violent coup attempt orchestrated by lame duck President Trump
    Impeachment of Trump
    President Biden and Vice President Harris taking office on Jan. 20th
    What will happen next?

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

     

    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Washington DC   Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard 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+12) 6:30 am - 9:30 am

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

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 09:00 AM Berlin Time · 51 rsvps
    Zoom-Online

    Black History Month Marathon

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    The event is under construction but please feel free to RSVP. It's going to be a great event. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Online, Germany

    American Revolutionary - Filmscreening and Discussion About Grace Lee Boggs

    In honor of Black History Month, the AAPI Caucus will watch American Revolutionary, which is a documentary about the life of social activist Grace Lee Boggs. She was a Chinese-American who was active in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, particularly in Detroit.

    Following the documentary, we will discuss the role of Boggs in the Civil Rights movement and brainstorm ways to continue her legacy in our work today. 

    Participants can either watch the documentary before the event on YouTube or join us to watch it together. The discussion will begin around 8:30pm CET.

    Please RSVP to receive the log-in information for Zoom.

    Vancouver, Canada 10am PST
    Washington, D.C. 1pm EST
    London, UK 6pm BST
    Berlin, Germany 7pm CET
    Beijing, China 2am CST (Friday, Feb. 12)
    Seoul, South Korea 3am KST (Friday, Feb. 12)
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 10 rsvps
    Online - Zoom

    Black History Month Jeopardy

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    Join the Global Black Caucus for a fun event. We'll be playing Black History Month themed Jeopardy game.

    "Jeopardizing" a white supremacist curriculum was created by Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Modeled closely on Alex Trebek’s classic, weekday television show, players -- Black, white and other-- will compete for prizes in responding to over 50 trivia prompts that center Blackness.

    We have enough questions to play at least three full games including "Final Jeopardy."

    If you would like to be a contestant, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wrN3sjsf3Dn1W8EJ7

    If you would like to be in the audience, please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

    Event Start Time

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

    How to play Jeopardy

    • Play individually or in groups.
    • Pick a category and a point value.
    • Click on the chosen box for the question.
    • You must give the answer in the form of a question before clicking again.
    • Continue until all questions have been answered. The person with the most points wins.

    Watch an example round of Jeopardy

     

  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 19 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Abroad Reads Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

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    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is pleased to announce its pick for Black History Month.

    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman explores the revolution of black intimate life in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century by examining the untold history of women who led “wayward” lives and rejected respectability in response to being denied access to the American Dream.


    “In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of the law. They cleaved to and cast-off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.”


    It is a unique, genre-bending work that is deeply researched and melds history to the literary imagination.


    Key historical figures like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Billie Holiday make appearances, but Hartman’s narrative focuses on lesser-known women who have been overlooked historically and are usually invisible in official archives.


    This is sure to be an engaging discussion that will hopefully spark conversation about a rarely discussed aspect of Black history. We look forward to seeing you there!

    RSVP to receive the zoom link.
    Event Start Time by Location
    Washington DC, USA 08:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 13:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 14:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 15:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 49 rsvps
    Zoom

    BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening

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    21 February is John Lewis' birthday. In his honor, we will be screening the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. After the film will have a discussion.

    Watch the trailer:

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Event Start Time by Location

    Vancouver, Canada 08:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 16:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 17:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 18:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 23:00 ICT

     

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 24 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Date:Monday, February 22, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Book Discussion

    For February, the Pro DA Book Club will honor Black History month and replace the planned book The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind, Judith Butler, 2020 with 3 chapters from W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America. (Chapter I: The Black Worker; Chapter XVI: Back Toward Slavery; Chapter XVII: The Propaganda of History).

    All are welcome to attend the February proDA Book Club meeting on February 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us!  

    “This book is a history of the Reconstruction era first published in 1935. It marked a significant break with the standard academic view of Reconstruction at the time which contended that the period was a failure and downplayed the contributions of African Americans. Du Bois argued directly against these accounts, emphasizing the role and agency of blacks during the Civil War and Reconstruction and framing it as a period that held promise for a worker-ruled democracy to replace a slavery-based plantation economy.”

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom

    GBC Cafe Reads Frederick Douglass

    91lTxn6_eAL.jpgFor the second GBC Cafe of the year, we will read and discuss the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass. The book is a dramatic autobiography and a powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist. The book is short and very poignant.  Please read the book prior to the discussion.

    The book is available in many formats. You can obtain a copy of the book at no or low cost from any of the sources below and more:

    Audiobook:

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/lewv3l49gQw

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/54ixrMGLSrPujCACjROxRd?si=hZMEViDLRb-wXVrwSXfg3Q

    Audible: It's available for free if you have an Audible Plus membership or higher.
    https://www.audible.com/pd/Frederick-Douglass-Audiobook/B0716DHYD4


    Amazon: The book is available in various formats including Kindle and audiobook.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P8KUD4U/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_lQj8FbPN71HJ3

    Free online book/pdf:

    JStor
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvjghxcp

    SCRIBD
    https://www.scribd.com/book/282866426/Narrative-of-the-Life-of-Frederick-Douglass-an-American-Slave

    Ibibilio PDF
    https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Douglass/Narrative/Douglass_Narrative.pdf

    UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South
    https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/douglass.html

     


    Event start time by time zone:

    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT
    Paris, France 19:30 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 21:30 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 22:30 GST

    RSVP to receive the link to connect to the GBC Cafe.

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 04:00 PM Berlin Time · 10 rsvps
    Zoom

    DA Germany Reads A Promised Land

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    Join us as we discuss "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama.

    The book is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

    In the stirring and highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

    The book is available in hardback, e-book, and audiobook format from many booksellers.

    We look forward to discussing this interesting book with you. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Event Start Time:

    Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 10:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 15:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 16:00 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 18:00 EAT
    Dubai, UAE 19:00 GST    
    New Delhi, India 20:30 IST