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 2019.
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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 Democrats Abroad on February 21st from 1pm to 2pm DC time as we speak with Our Revolution President, Senator Nina Turner, in a Black History Month webinar and Q&A.
Since the 2016 Presidential elections there has been an increasing culture of divisive rhetoric throughout the country. During the webinar we will discuss the state of race relations in the U.S. with Turner. She will outline her thoughts on a way forward and the belief that the Democratic Party - and all Americans - must condemn all forms of racism and reject division as we move towards the 2020 elections and beyond.BioNina Turner is the president of Our Revolution, which was founded in August 2016 to perpetuate and organize the political coalition that formed during Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. Previously, she served in the Ohio State Senate, where she advocated for progressive causes such as education and healthcare reform, and was the Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State and a strategic leader of the Ohio Democratic Party. Politico included her in their Playbook Power List of 18 people to watch in 2018. Outside of the political arena, Turner has decades of experience as a college professor and motivational speaker.You can send questions for Nina until Feb 20th, 12 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) to email@example.com. Please include your name, country, and voting state.
Tafeni English, Director of The Civil Rights Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), will join us. She’ll talk about the rise of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in America providing valuable insight to anyone who is fighting for social justice. RSVP today.
Webinar Start Time
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Please join the Global Black Caucus as we host a conversation with author Anna-Lisa Cox about her groundbreaking research and book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
Paul Gardullo, curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture said “The Bone and Sinew of the Land unearths and shines a light on a crucial but untold African American and American history that parallels and complicates the well-known story of the Underground Railroad….This work will not only influence scholarship. It should also deeply shape public history.”
This a great opportunity to learn about a part of African American history that is not well known but that we all should know. Expect a fascinating discussion which will leave wanting to know more about the journey of America’s Black pioneers.
Kuwait City, Kuwait 21:30 AST Frankfurt, Germany 19:30 CET London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST
ABOUT THE BOOK
The long-hidden stories of America’s black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for the heart of the nation.
When black settlers Keziah and Charles Grier started clearing their frontier land in 1818, they couldn’t know that they were part of the nation’s earliest struggle for equality; they were just looking to build a better life. But within a few years, the Griers would become early Underground Railroad conductors, joining with fellow pioneers and other allies to confront the growing tyranny of bondage and injustice.
The Bone and Sinew of the Land tells the Griers’ story and the stories of many others like them: the lost history of the nation’s first Great Migration. In building hundreds of settlements on the frontier, these black pioneers were making a stand for equality and freedom. Their new home, the Northwest Territory—the wild region that would become present-day Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin—was the first territory to ban slavery and have equal voting rights for all men. Though forgotten today, in their own time the successes of these pioneers made them the targets of racist backlash. Political and even armed battles soon ensued, tearing apart families and communities long before the Civil War.
This groundbreaking work of research reveals America’s forgotten frontier, where these settlers were inspired by the belief that all men are created equal and a brighter future was possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna-Lisa Cox is an award-winning historian on the history of racism and race relations in nineteenth-century America. Currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, she also was a recent Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where her original research underpinned two major exhibits, including one on black pioneers. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research, including a Gilder Lehrman Foundation Fellowship and grants from the Spencer Foundation. She is also the author of A Stronger Kinship: One Town’s Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith.