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Quarterly Global Meeting

During these meetings we CONNECT, LISTEN, SUPPORT & EMPOWER each other, exchange thoughts and ideas, plan possible co-sponsored events and ultimately strengthen our community. The Global Black Caucus is hosting an open roundtable discussion once every three months for DA leaders and volunteers, and you are invited to be a vital part of the collective advocating on issues of African-Americans not just in the U.S. but all around the world.

The meetings will be of duration of 90 mins and be held on Zoom.

Please RSVP here to get the Zoom link and to let us know you are interested! 

The first Global Black Caucus Global Meeting will take place on November 30th, 7 AM EST Zoom (next meeting dates: 2022 -Jan. 30th, Mar. 31st, May 31st…)

Check the Global Black Caucus Wiki-Page or the Global Universal Calendar to find further dates for these meetings.

We are looking forward to having great conversations with you all.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message: [email protected]

Love and Light

Leedonal (Jazz) Moore

 


All Hands on Deck!

The Global Black Caucus needs your help… And you don’t have to be African-American to join!

Our GBC Steering Committee Team Leads are looking for volunteers who are interested in joining various teams. 

The GBC volunteer works closely with our Engagement, Press / Media Relations, Communications, Reparations, Fundraising, Networking and GOTV Team Leads

Be a valued part of the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus that provides a forum for all DA members to better understand the issues and concerns affecting Black Americans, to help eliminate unconscious bias within the DA membership and in America, to help engage with Black voters living abroad and ensure that their needs are met within the DA community, and, where needed, to advocate for reforms to political issues. We encourage and facilitate Black Americans abroad to engage, become informed, and exercise their voting franchise.

Interested? Please fill out the form HERE and we will get in touch with you.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Leedonal (Jazz) Moore  
[email protected]




The Long Shadow documentary is available to watch for free now!

WATCH NOW,and RSVP for the Q&A!

We’re excited to share the PBS film THE LONG SHADOW, which follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.

The film has been broadcast nationally on PBS, and now the filmmakers are partnering with Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus & The Together Is Better Alliance for this special screening event and live Q&A!

Watch the film from Sat. Sep. 25th 2021 - Sun. Oct. 3rd 2021 and join the live Q&A on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time with Director Frances Causey.

If you are white, Frances’ story is YOUR story.
- Kathleen Dreier, Professional Photographer

Watch the film, ask the filmmakers a question, and RSVP for the Q&A!

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Poet Laureate Call

The Global Women's Caucus would like to invite two of the esteemed Global Black Caucus Poet Laureates to participate in the upcoming - GWC Literary Festival - to take place in October. The poets would read a selection of their poetry and be briefly interviewed before taking questions from the audience. 

Event dates are Oct 5 and Oct 12 at 12pm CET. One poet per date. 

It is sure to be a great opportunity to share your talent and introduce your work to new audiences.

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested or have questions.

Join The DA Global Black Caucus Team

Join The DA Global Black Caucus Team...
As we move towards 2022 and 2024, I am determined to make our systems and structures within the Global Black Caucus even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.
 
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CET on September 5th, 2021 and I will make appointments around September 8th, 2021.

Available Steering Committee and Volunteer Positions:

  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Engagement – team lead and volunteers
  • Press & Media Relations – team lead and volunteers
  • Communications – team lead and volunteers
  • Fundraising – team lead and volunteers
If you're interested in being on the team, please don't hesitate and send me an email with why you want to be part, what position you are interested in and what qualifications you bring to the table.
 
 
All members of Democrats Abroad are encouraged to apply and to share the call for applications with other U.S. citizens who might be interested.

 


The John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day Action Guide - Make “Good Trouble” and Save Our Democracy!

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"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year; it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”

      ~John Lewis

 

At the 2021 DPCA Annual Global Meeting in May, Democrats Abroad adopted Resolution #1 -  Rename the Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge for Congressman John R. Lewis. From this resolution, the Democrats Abroad John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day action committee was formed. Together we have planned a series of events and actions in July to celebrate the life and work of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Lewis. Often described as the conscience of the Congress, he was a friend to Democrats Abroad. July 17th marks the first anniversary of his passing and the first annual John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day.


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Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre - Dig Deeper

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On the morning of May 30, 1921, a young black man named Dick Rowland was riding in the elevator in the Drexel Building at Third and Main with a white woman named Sarah Page. The details of what followed vary from person to person. Accounts of an incident circulated among the city’s white community during the day and became more exaggerated with each telling.

Tulsa police arrested Rowland the following day and began an investigation. An inflammatory report in the May 31 edition of the Tulsa Tribune spurred a confrontation between black and white-armed mobs around the courthouse where the sheriff and his men had barricaded the top floor to protect Rowland. Shots were fired and the outnumbered African Americans began retreating to the Greenwood District.

In the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, Greenwood was looted and burned by white rioters. Governor Robertson declared martial law, and National Guard troops arrived in Tulsa. Guardsmen assisted firemen in putting out fires, took African Americans out of the hands of vigilantes, and imprisoned all black Tulsans not already interned. Over 6,000 people were held at the Convention Hall and the Fairgrounds, some for as long as eight days.

Twenty-four hours after the violence erupted, it ceased. In the wake of the violence, 35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, more than 800 people were treated for injuries and contemporary reports of deaths began at 36. Historians now believe as many as 300 people may have died.

Watch our event commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Download the slides from the presentation

Listed below are some resources you can use to learn more about this tragedy and make sure nothing like this happens again.

 

 

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Carlos Colao joins the GBC Poet Laureate Circle

Please welcome Carlos Colao to the GBC Poet Laureate Circle!
Carlos is an active poet that writes in both Spanish and English.
We are looking forward to Carlos' participation in the Poet Laureate Circle.
You can read/hear the poem, "Nuestro Día", by Carlos Colao here.

Carlos Colao from Spain - Read Carlos' Bio

 

The other diligent members of our Poet Laureate Circle are:

Jasmine Cochran from China - Read Jasmine's Bio

Elaine Thomas from Germany - Read Elaine's Bio

Nadine Pinede from Belgium - Read Nadine's Bio

Paul Hickman from Greece - Read Paul's Bio

Alexandra Smith from China - Read Alexandra's Bio

 


You can register to vote and request a ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/. The sooner you do it, the better. 


Thanks for a Great Black History Month

Thanks to everyone who participated in DA's Black History Month.


Alexandra Smith joins the GBC Poet Laureate Circle

Please welcome Alexandra Smith to the GBC Poet Laureate Circle!
Alexandra is an active, experienced poet who writes from her heart about issues that must be listened to.
We are looking forward to Alexandra's participation in the Poet Laureate Circle.
You can read/hear the poem, "My Paradox", by Alexandra Smith here.

Alexandra Smith from China - Read Alexandra's Bio

 

The other diligent members of our Poet Laureate Circle are:

Jasmine Cochran from China - Read Jasmine's Bio

Elaine Thomas from Germany - Read Elaine's Bio

Nadine Pinede from Belgium - Read Nadine's Bio

Paul Hickman from Greece - Read Paul's Bio


You can register to vote at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.