Belgium

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Belgium!

DAB is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Belgium. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Belgium please contact us.

Pauline Manos, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Belgium 
chair-be@democratsabroad.org

DA Belgium Leadership:

Pauline Manos
| Chair - DA Belgium
Jeffrey Edison
| Vice Chair - DA Belgium
Trip DuBard
| Secretary - DA Belgium
Sharon Bronzwaer
| Treasurer, DA Belgium
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  • News

    Black History Month in Brussels

    Black History Month kicked off on February 8th at Toukoul Cafe in Brussels, with an inspiring program of readings, song, and a few rounds of Black History Bingo, complete with prizes.  We met new friends, registered new voters, and learned more about a part of our history that most of us never really learned, whether here in Belgium or back in the States.  But thanks to DAB volunteers, Robin Lofton & Sandra Keegan, we inaugurated what we hope will become an annual Lunch, and we prompted even more spontaneous get-togethers around the theme of Black History.  The following week, members gathered to see the film "Just Mercy" at UGC DeBrouckère in Brussels; other are planning to attend the premieres of "Queen & Slim" and "Harriet", and many will  hear DAB member, Dorrie Wilson, moderate a Writer's Panel ahead of the March 1st showing of the documentary on acclaimed writer, Toni Morrison, "The Pieces I Am" (tickets still available here - http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/163357-toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am).

    We’d really like our attention to Black History and the African-American experience to go beyond the month of February, so if you can help organize an event in the coming months, please get in touch!

    DAB member, James Chizungu, reads from James Ellison's "Invisible Man"

    DAB member, James Chizungu, reads from James Ellison's "Invisible Man"
    Ben Koponen speaks on education
    DAB Volunteer, Robin Lofton, takes us through Black History Bingo
    DAB member Ted Simmons sings "Love"
    The Negro National Anthem


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    It's Debate Week - join us!

    A huge thanks to our volunteers, Joyce Kedzuf Mostinckx & Anne Clark, who registered US students at KU Leuven last month - as they can attest, it's easy and fun!! So consider helping us Get Out the Vote by joining Tuesday's GOTV Volunteer call - drop a note to Trip DuBard at dabbesec2020@gmail.com and we'll send you the call-in details.

    We also have a couple of debate watch events coming up, one in central Brussels on Friday and one out in the 'burbs on Saturday - look for details on our Events page.

    Don't have time but still want to help? Consider making a small donation to DA Belgium through our DAB bank account (DAB-Bronzwaer - KBC BE74 7360 2169 3207) or to Democrats Abroad’s international efforts via this link (Donate).

    Hope to meet you all soon,

    Pauline Manos - DA Belgium Chair

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, June 01, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    RSVP for Zoom link in Belgium

    DAB Virtual Film Night - On Immigration

    Join us for a discussion of one of the 2020 election season's hot issues: Immigration.
     
    DAB's Jerry Loftus & Mary McGlynn will kick off with a discussion of "Zero Tolerance", tracing the Bannon/Miller/Sessions roots of the Trump Administration's policies.  If the group has been able to watch any of the other three, we can dive into those, too.
     
    RSVP and we'll send you the Zoom link for a Monday evening chat.