Events

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 28 rsvps
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Bern, Switzerland

    Celebrate Juneteenth with the Together is Better Alliance and DACH

    In honor of Juneteenth and in celebration of Black excellence, join us in a discussion with Dr. Ava Thompson Greenwell about her documentary Mandela in Chicago.

    Discussion will be moderated by our own Jazzmin Dian Moore and Sharon Hatchett (President of the Together is Better Alliance). There will be a Q&A session as well as break-out rooms for further discussion.

    Check out this news post to learn more about Juneteenth, Mandela in Chicago, and TiBA.


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  • Friday, June 25, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bern Time · 3 rsvps
    Zum Frischen MAX in Zurich, Switzerland

    Youth Caucus Summer Social

    Set in the cozy summer garden at Zum Frischen Max, steps away from the Oerlikon Bahnhof, the Youth Caucus Summer Social will be an opportunity for old and new members alike to relax and reconnect. Delicious food and refreshing beverages will be easily accessible by ordering from the restaurant. This event is presented by the DACH Youth Caucus, but we welcome anyone and everyone curious about Democrats Abroad or wanting to get more involved to sit down and share some food or drinks with us.

    In the case of bad weather, we will either move indoors to one of the restaurants' tented areas or make arrangements at an alternative location.

    Note: RSVPs aren't required, but they are encouraged to make sure we can all sit together. We can have a maximum of 16 people; two tables of 8 will be reserved.

    This meet up is in Zurich, but future events will be elsewhere around the country!


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  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 02:00 PM Time · 7 rsvps
    Private Residence - RSVP to receive in Zollikon, Switzerland

    Hostile Terrain 94 - Prep Event

    Join DACH as we prepare for the global, participatory exhibit, “Hostile Terrain 94.” Organized by the Undocumented Migration Project, HT94 draws from a long-term anthropological study of undocumented migration at the U.S./Mexico border.

    HT94 is the main event in the upcoming exhibition, “Confronting Hostile Terrains,” at the Kornhausforum in Bern from 19 August - 10 September. The exhibition explores the human cost of border regimes in North America and Europe.

    More events in support of this exhibition will be organized throughout Switzerland leading up to the exhibit opening. You can ask for additional information from Emily at [email protected].


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  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time · 98 rsvps
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    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

     

    SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.

    Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.

    Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.  

    Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.  


    The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:

    Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima

    Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford

    Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)

    The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community. 

    You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.

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    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 6:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 8:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 9:00 AM
    London, UK 2:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 3:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 4:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 5:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 8:00 PM
    Beijing, China 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Bern, Switzerland

    Youth Caucus Team Meeting - June 2021

    Join members of the DACH Youth Caucus as they plan their upcoming events, both virtual and in-person!

    Can't make it to this meeting? Send an email to [email protected] to let them know you're interested!


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  • Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM Bern Time
    Nyon - Exact Meeting Spot TBA in Nyon, Switzerland

    Let's Hike! - Nyon

    Join us for a hike on a cross-country pedestrian path, including through the lakeside woods and very quiet village roads! Hike leader Michael will announce the exact meeting spot in Gland and the route soon; join our WhatsApp group for details!


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  • Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 04:00 PM Vienna Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom event in Vienna, Austria

    When the Rubber Hits the Road

    November’s UN Climate Change Conference is approaching. The world urgently needs progress, and progress requires leadership. Who‘s taking the lead? What’s the US doing? Not doing? RSVP for a deep-dive into what it takes to implement the Paris Agreement. 

    You should receive an auto-response email with the meeting link when you RSVP. If you don't receive it, please contact us at [email protected]

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  • Monday, June 28, 2021 at 08:00 PM Time · 3 rsvps
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Summer Reading Club - June 2021

    This summer, DACH Zürich is going to host a reading and discussion group for our members. We are hosting a four part series to discuss democracy reform, the war on science and facts, police reform, and the history of BIPOC political movements in the US. We will be reading a series of small articles and excerpts, and we will discuss them at the end of each month.

    Subsequent meetings will be on 26th July, 30th August, and 27th September.

    The June meeting will be on Zoom; subsequent months may be in person depending on the COVID situation.

    RSVP to receive the readings, or send an email to Zachary.


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  • Sunday, July 04, 2021 at 11:00 AM Time · 4 rsvps
    Schützenmattpark in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel 4th of July Picnic

    Come one and all to join DACH Basel in celebrating Independence Day! We're looking forward to seeing our fellow US citizens and their friends and family at our 4th of July picnic on Sunday, July 4th at Schützenmattpark from 11am to 2pm. It's bring your own picnic or BBQ, and we provide the grills! Plus fun games and a raffle with cool and yummy prizes!  

    Want to add some activism to the day's menu? Those who are interested can also participate in our Solidarity with Incarcerated People campaign, dedicated to promoting voting rights for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people! This is part of our commitment to racial justice, given the disproportionate impact disenfranchisement of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated has on Black men, in particular. Learn more in our blog post, here! Volunteers will explain the campaign and help show you how you, too, can make a difference.


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  • Sunday, July 04, 2021 at 03:00 PM Time · 1 rsvp
    Schwarzbad, Lochau in Bregenz, Austria

    Red, Wine & Blue: 4th of July with DA Vorarlberg

    Red, Wine & Blue: 4th of July with Democrats Abroad Vorarlberg

    This year, freedom has taken on a whole new meaning. Freedom to meet, to move—we can even cross borders! Come celebrate the 4th of July and our newfound freedoms withDA Vorarlbergas we fire up the BBQ, break out American classics (apple pie, mmm!), and raise a toast with a glass of red, wine and blue!

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    Sunday, July 4, 2021

    15:00 - 19:30

    Schwarzbad, Lochau

    (look for the red, white & blue!)

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    Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected]
    or on the DA Austria website.

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    We’re sticking to the 3G guidelines (genesen, geimpft, getestet).
    Please bring proof of one of these with you!

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    To cut down on trash, we encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils,
    but we’ll also have some extras there in case you forget.

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    If you can’t make it, but are interested in future DA Vorarlberg events,
    send a quick email to: [email protected].

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    And while you’re at it, check out our group on Facebook!There you’ll find out what’s shakin’ in U.S. politics as well as ourfuture events.Thanks for your time and we’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva Chapter Meeting - July 2021

    Please join DACH Geneva members for our monthly chapter meeting! This month's meeting will be held via Zoom. All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!
     
    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Geneva Chapter Co-Chairs, Emily and Peter, at [email protected].
  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021 at 06:30 PM Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - July 2021

    For July, we will be reading Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam. From Amazon:

    A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.

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

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


    The July meeting will be held via Zoom and possibly in person at the AIWC (near the Eaux-Vives train station). Definitive details will be available closer to the date. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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  • Monday, July 26, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    TBA in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Summer Reading Club - July 2021

    This summer, DACH Zürich is going to host a reading and discussion group for our members. We are hosting a four part series to discuss democracy reform, the war on science and facts, police reform, and the history of BIPOC political movements in the US. We will be reading a series of small articles and excerpts, and we will discuss them at the end of each month.

    Subsequent meetings will be on 30th August and 27th September.

    The location for this meeting will be announced closer to the date, depending on the COVID situation.

    RSVP to receive the readings, or send an email to Zachary.


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  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 06:30 PM Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - August 2021

    For August, we will be reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. From Amazon:

    As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

    In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation".

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

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


    Details about the August meeting location will be published closer to the date. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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  • Monday, August 30, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    TBA in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Summer Reading Club - August 2021

    This summer, DACH Zürich is going to host a reading and discussion group for our members. We are hosting a four part series to discuss democracy reform, the war on science and facts, police reform, and the history of BIPOC political movements in the US. We will be reading a series of small articles and excerpts, and we will discuss them at the end of each month.

    The final meeting will be on 27th September.

    The location for this meeting will be announced closer to the date, depending on the COVID situation.

    RSVP to receive the readings, or send an email to Zachary.


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  • Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at 06:30 PM Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - September 2021

    For September, we will be reading The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy by Roger Finke and Rodney Stark. From Amazon:

    Although many Americans assume that religious participation has declined in America, Finke and Stark present a different picture. In 1776, fewer than 1 in 5 Americans were active in church affairs. Today, church membership includes about 6 out of 10 people.

    But, as Finke and Stark show, not all denominations benefited. They explain how and why the early nineteenth-century churches began their descent, while two newcomer sects, the Baptists and the Methodists, gained ground.

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

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


    Details about the September meeting location will be published closer to the date. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    TBA in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Summer Reading Club - September 2021

    This summer, DACH Zürich is going to host a reading and discussion group for our members. We are hosting a four part series to discuss democracy reform, the war on science and facts, police reform, and the history of BIPOC political movements in the US. We will be reading a series of small articles and excerpts, and we will discuss them at the end of each month.

    The location for this meeting will be announced closer to the date, depending on the COVID situation.

    RSVP to receive the readings, or send an email to Zachary.


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