Events

  • Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 03:00 PM Bern Time · CHF16.00 CHF · 2 rsvps
    Kunstmuseum Basel in Basel, Switzerland

    Kara Walker Exhibition Tour

    The Democrats Abroad Switzerland Youth Caucus invites you to join us on an informal tour of “A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be,” the exciting, multi-media art exhibition by Kara Walker currently on view at Kunstmuseum Basel. Born in Stockton, California in 1969, the American artist has been one of the youngest people ever selected for a McArthur fellowship, listed among Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World'' and featured in museums, exhibits and creative spaces around the globe. Often shocking audiences, Walker’s work centers on themes of gender, sexuality, and race.

    Attendees arriving in Basel by train can meet us at the Basel Hauptbahnhof at 2:40 p.m. We expect to arrive at the museum by 3 p.m.

    Interested participants should also take note of the fact that, in accordance with Switzerland’s COVID-measures, a valid Swiss or EU Covid certificate (vaccinated, recovered, tested) must be presented together with an official identity card in order to enter the museum. We also recommend booking a ticket in advance via the museum website, but tickets can also be bought at the location.

    After viewing Walker’s exhibit, we will walk to Consum for drinks, take some time to discuss our impressions of the exhibit, relax, chat, and get to know one another.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    TBA in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Summer Reading Club - September 2021

    This summer, DACH Zürich has hosted a reading and discussion group for our members. We have discussed democracy reform, the war on science and facts, police reform, and the history of BIPOC political movements in the US. 

    This September meeting is the fourth and final installment of the 2021 Summer Reading Club.

    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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  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 29 rsvps
    ZOOM - ONLINE Event

    The Long Shadow


    The film has broadcasted nationally on PBS, and now the filmmakers are partnering with the 
    DA Global Black Caucus, in liaison with the Together Is Better Alliance, for this special screening event and live Q&A!

    RSVP below to join us for the live Q&A with Director Frances Causey.

    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.

    More about The Long Shadow

    The Long Shadow provides much needed and critical background information about the institutional racist oppression and violence against African-Americans that has been perpetuated for more than 400 years. 

    The Long Shadow 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.

    Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.

    We encourage you to watch the documentary prior to attending the event.

    You can watch the documentary for free via PBS during a 7 day period from September 26th 2021 - October 3rd.  Be sure to RSVP to join the live Q&A September 30th 2021, 1 PM ET / 5 PM UTC / 7 PM CET / 1 AM HKT with Director Frances Causey.

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    “When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”
    - Frances Causey

    More about the Together is Better Alliance

    https://www.togetherisbetteralliance.org/ 

    unnamed-3.jpgTiBA works to promote reconciliation and recovery through:

    • Facilitating screenings of documentaries and other films and relevant information related to the history of slavery and racial inequality
    • Conducting continuing conversation series in collaboration with educational, civil, faith-based, corporate, and other institutions committed to addressing the challenges of race in the US
    • Continued development of strategic relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations committed to addressing the issue of race relations
    • Expanding and raising awareness around the issues of racism that exist in the US through a variety of strategies, including creating a presence in several locations across the US to perform the described activities, launching a lecture series with learned speakers on the issue of racism and its societal impact, and conducting educational tours to historically significant sites, museums, institutions, etc.
    Click here to watch the film and ask the filmmakers a question!

    And don't forget to RSVP below for the Q&A!

  • Monday, October 04, 2021 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva Chapter Meeting - October 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, October 05, 2021 at 06:30 PM Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - October 2021

    For October, we will be reading The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. 

    In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

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

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


    October'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 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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  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Chapter Meeting - October 2021

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! We're still meeting online over the summer, but we hope to start up in person meetings again soon. 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, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].
     
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zurich Chapter Meeting - October 2021

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will give an update on what we're doing in Zürich and plan out our future activities together!

    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 Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected].


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  • Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Bern, Switzerland

    Youth Caucus Team Meeting - October 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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  • Monday, November 01, 2021 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva Chapter Meeting - November 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, November 09, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Chapter Meeting - November 2021

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! We're still meeting online over the summer, but we hope to start up in person meetings again soon. 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, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].
     
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zurich Chapter Meeting - November 2021

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will give an update on what we're doing in Zürich and plan out our future activities together!

    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 Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected].


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  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Bern, Switzerland

    Youth Caucus Team Meeting - November 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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  • Monday, December 06, 2021 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva Chapter Meeting - December 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].
  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 08:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zurich Chapter Meeting - December 2021

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will give an update on what we're doing in Zürich and plan out our future activities together!

    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 Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected].


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  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Chapter Meeting - December 2021

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! We're still meeting online over the summer, but we hope to start up in person meetings again soon. 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, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].
     
  • Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Bern, Switzerland

    Youth Caucus Team Meeting - December 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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