Events

  • Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 02:00 PM Time · 66 rsvps
    Schärmeruum, Chornhuus in Köniz, Switzerland

    4th of July - Together Again!

    Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland for a nationwide celebration of 🇺🇸 Independence Day 🇺🇸! 

    We would be delighted for you, your family, and your friends to join us on July 3rd at the charming Köniz Castle in Bern, to celebrate Independence Day! It’s exciting to be able to host our first nationwide event since the beginning of the pandemic, and to have a chance to reconnect with old friends as well as meet Dems new to Switzerland. We’ve organized a grill picnic, games, face-painting, and a US news trivia contest with prizes.

    Carpooling: Can you offer a ride or are you looking for one? Please click here to post a comment on the public board.

    Parking:  You can drive into the venue courtyard to drop things off and you can park at Parkplatz Schloss Köniz (http://goo.gl/maps/mPtQ9j4WF4XGeGsy6)

    Cost: This event is free, including non-alcoholic refreshments.

    Contact: If you have further questions about the venue or have thought of a way to help, please contact Radhika Garland  [email protected] (+41 76 778 60 78) and Liz Voss [email protected]oad.ch (+ 41 78 931 91 13).

    Program: 

    • 2:00-5:30 pm: Open Grill and Apéro. Bring your picnic supplies with you; we will provide the grill.  If you are bringing something to share, please let us know! There will be local beer available at cost.
    • 3:00-5:00 pm: Games, face painting, and more. 
    • 3:00-7:00 pm: Political action time!
      • Letter writing marathon. We hope to write at least 100 letters/postcards to our elected officials, voters in swing states, and voters living in Switzerland.
      • "Why I'm Voting" Booth. Record a short video about why voting in US elections is important to you.
      • "Bans Off Our Bodies" mini protest. The SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced on Friday, June 24, 2022, and Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. Make a sign and take a picture for us to use on our social media feeds.
    • 5:30 pm: US Politics Trivia Contest. We’ll have lots of questions of varying difficulty and prizes for the winners.

    Complete details available here.


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  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps

    DACH Geneva Book Club - July 2022

    Our July 2022 book is Let There be Money: Understanding Modern Monetary Theory and Basic Income by Scott Santens. From Amazon:

    Utilizing modern monetary theory (MMT), Santens leads readers through a fascinating journey. He connects the economic dots in a way everyone can understand in order to clearly see the big picture that is humanity's relationship to money and what's truly possible with it if used to its maximum potential.

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    National Salon: Electoral Reform

    How can we make our democracy more representative? Local governments and civic leaders are experimenting with different electoral and campaign finance systems. Join us for a conversation with Tory Mallett, PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics. Tory's work focuses on comparing city election reforms to see how much they live up to our democratic ideals. She'll discuss her work as well as other reforms taking place throughout the country before opening up a discussion about what we really want when we try to reform democracy.


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  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp

    DACH Geneva Book Club - August 2022

    Our August 2022 book is Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah. From Amazon:

    Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot move toward being a more just nation without understanding the root causes that have shaped our culture and institutions. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the far-reaching, damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery."

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp

    DACH Geneva Book Club - September 2022

    Our September 2022 book is How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them by Barbara F. Walter. From Amazon:

    Political violence rips apart several towns in southwest Texas. A far-right militia plots to kidnap the governor of Michigan and try her for treason. An armed mob of Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists storms the U.S. Capitol. Are these isolated incidents? Or is this the start of something bigger? Barbara F. Walter has spent her career studying civil conflict in places like Iraq, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka, but now she has become increasingly worried about her own country.

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


    Add to your Google Calendar.