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?
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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.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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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
Date:Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
Book: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help them with the listed books.
Learn more about the proDA Book Club.
For 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:
Audible: It's available for free if you have an Audible Plus membership or higher.
Amazon: The book is available in various formats including Kindle and audiobook.
Free online book/pdf:
UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South
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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
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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