DA Berlin Leadership:
This Wednesday (tomorrow), join us for March political pub night, at Lir Irish Bar in Hansaviertel between Tiergarten & Moabit. Pub nights are casual, social events for progressive Americans (and friends) in Berlin to get together, meet new people, and chat about the political news of the day, or whatever else you'd like.
Our next meeting in April will be the first Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, save the date!
Immediate action is needed to protect our environment and to drastically decrease carbon emissions. Facing this imminent threat brings up the question: what can I do? We're working on putting together a panel discussion to discuss individual vs. collective action.
Want to get involved? Drop us a line by replying this email.
Host an Democrats Abroad Berlin meetup!
At our March meeting, we put out the call for more events in more parts of Berlin. If you'd like to host a game night, a book club, running group, a podcast-listening meetup, a dinner discussion, or anything else that helps bring Americans living in Berlin together, please get in touch. We'd love to see more diverse get-togethers in all the Berlin neighborhoods -- from Britz to Pankow and everywhere in-between.
Write in with your idea or proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get active in a caucus
Democrats Abroad sponsors caucus groups, which exist to engage members with a particular area of interest in campaigns, initiatives and advocacy projects.
- Women's caucus
- LGBT caucus
- Youth caucus
- Hispanic caucus
- Black caucus
- Progressive caucus
- Veterans & Military Families
If you'd like to become more active in Berlin or Germany in championing one of these caucuses, let us know!
Democrats Abroad Germany Annual Report
Andrea Schwab, the secretary of Democrats Abroad Germany, has released the 2018-2019 annual report for our country committee. It documents the Annual General Meeting in February 22-24, 2019. ►View the annual report.
March Political Pub Night – The Lir
Climate Change: Individual & Collective Action - April Meeting
Tue. April 2, 2019, 7:30-9pm
Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997
RSVPHello, my name is Aline Spyrka and I am the intern for the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad! I am from the Bay Area, California and am studying abroad in Berlin. I was fortunate enough to attend Democrats Abroad Germany’s Annual General Meeting.
This year’s Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg was the first Democrats Abroad event I attended. Overall, I really enjoyed this event and I learned a lot. I learned about the various caucuses, voting systems, elected positions, jobs/roles, volunteer roles, and about the various chapters. Specifically, Germany has 12 chapters and each newly elected chair for their chapter presented events they held over the year or activities they enjoyed.
It was great to hear about specific events chapters held and which were similar to Berlin’s. Intros from each chapter were insightful and I appreciated the explanation of terminology/events. The caucus reports were also very informative for new members.
One of breakaway events for caucus small groups was a great way to meet more people. I had wished I had more time to meet them and brainstorm for the youth caucus because I really liked meeting so many new people and hearing about their experiences abroad as an American and a Democrat. I now have friends to visit in Dresden, Heidelberg, and Muenster and know much more about Democrats Abroad Germany!
Come to Democrats Abroad youth movie night to learn about relevant topics facing American society today! We will watch Blindspotting, a 2018 multi-dimensional film covering the topics of gentrification, white-on-black violence, police brutality, and racial identity. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion on the various themes brought up, and I will share sentiments that Daveed and Rafa have towards the town as well as the film.
It’s not required, but RSVP to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.
Immediate action is needed to protect our environment and to drastically decrease carbon emissions. Facing this imminent threat brings up the question: what can I do?
Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our April meeting as we discuss the multiple political avenues of addressing climate change. Is individual action enough? If not, what type of collective political action is needed? We will be joined by a broad range of panelists to discuss how they combat climate change on a daily basis and their thoughts on what individuals, political systems, and civil society can do.
Food & Drinks
There will be drinks (by donation), so please bring snacks or other food to share.
It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect. Looking forward to seeing you there!
As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.