Events

  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Angel Christmas Market in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Christmas Market Meetup with American International Women's Club and other organizations

    Join Democrats Abroad and other expat-focused organizations, including the American International Women's Club and International Women in Business Düsseldorf in an informal meet-up at the Angel Christmas Market on Königsallee, Düsseldorf.

    When: Thursday December 8th 6 pm - 8 pm 

    Meeting Point: Königsallee 30
  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 06:00 PM Time

    Berlin Happy Hour with Tom Perez

    Join Democrats Abroad for a special Happy Hour event with Tom Perez (Former DNC Chair) in Berlin (!) on December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm CET.

    Connect with fellow Democrats and learn more about the work happening stateside and abroad post-Georgia run-off and moving into 2023!

    SPECIAL GUEST: Tom Perez

     


    Admission

    Please RSVP below to confirm your spot. Tickets start at $22.00 (students and supporters) and are $51.00 for general admission. All ticket levels include two drinks.

    All proceeds go towards Democrats Abroad's voter outreach for the 2022 midterm elections, including targeted calling, texting, and advertising campaigns to battleground state voters abroad.


    About Our Guest

    Tom Perez, Previous DNC Chair and Secretary of Labor under President Obama 

    Tom had the privilege of serving in President Obama’s administration for both terms. First as head of the department’s Civil Rights Division, where he led the charge against police misconduct, voter suppression, anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and immigrant-bashing sheriffs’ departments. Then as Secretary of Labor, fighting to protect and expand opportunities for America’s working people – from better wages and overtime pay, to retirement security and collective bargaining rights.

    But Tom’s strongest roots are in local organizing. In 2002, he became the first Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council. And as board president of CASA de Maryland, Tom helped grow the organization from a small service provider in the basement of a church to one of the largest immigrant advocacy groups in the mid-Atlantic.

     

       

     

    Keep the party going and head over to the Weihnachtsmarkt Meetup later in the evening, RSVP here

  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 8 rsvps

    Holiday Weihnachtsmarkt Meet-up - Dems in Berlin

    We would like to close out the DA year with you, a mug of Glühwein in hand. Please join us for an informal meet-up at the Weihnachtsmarkt an der Gedächtniskirche. We'll be outside, dress accordingly!

    When: Thursday, December 8th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (or as long as we can stay warm)

    Meeting Point: Kürferstendamm side of the Kapelle 

    Please RSVP to help us know how many people to expect. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 03:00 PM Time · 2 rsvps
    Brasserie Sebald in Nuremberg, Germany

    Caucus Christmas Market Meet-Up

    We are inviting all interested DA members to come together Saturday December 10th in Nuremberg. The day will include a short meeting and activity organized by the DAG caucus coordinator and caucus volunteers. After we will visit the Nuremberg Christmas Market

    This event is open to all Democrats Abroad members. This may be interesting to people interested in volunteering with a DAG Caucus, meeting other DAG members in person, and reflecting on the highs and lows of 2022. 

    2023 may be an "off" year but there are still many ways you will be able to get involved! 

    If you have any questions please contact Kaili Morris [email protected] 

     

  • Monday, December 12, 2022 at 06:30 PM Berlin Time · 10 rsvps

    NCB Chapter Holiday Party - DAI Nuremberg

    Join us for the NCB Chapter Holiday Party at the DAI (Amerika Haus)-Nuremberg.

    It will be a great chance to connect with other chapter members as we look back on the previous year and ahead to the next and enjoy some food and fun together. 

     

    All chapter members/spouses, etc are welcome.

    Attendees are asked to bring some kind of snacks/cookies/treats to share.

    Bring your own beverages. 

    We also encourage everyone to bring some paperback books in English that you no longer want for a book exchange. That will be our version of a gift exchange. A €2 donation is asked for each book you take home with you. Any remaining books will be donated to the Amerika Haus Library. All proceeds will go to the Amerika Haus to say "Thank You" for generously allowing us use their facilities throughout the year for meetings and events. 

    Note that this event starts at 6:30pm, an hour earlier than our normal start time.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 2 rsvps

    Christmas Market Meet-Up

    Continuing our yearly tradition, we will once again be meeting at the Christmas Market to enjoy some food, Glühwein, and conversation with our fellow Americans!
    We will meet at the large Christmas tree at the Lambertikirche at 6pm.

  • Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time

    DÜSS-RUHR CHAPTER BOOK CLUB: Hades, Argentina

    This month, we will be reading 'Hades, Argentina' by Daniel Loedel.
    "Even those with a sense of its history might best recall Argentina as the setting for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. Unlike Webber’s Eva Perón, Thomas Shore, the protagonist of Daniel Loedel’s marvel of a literary debut, Hades, Argentina, has left the country at a moment of personal and political upheaval, shedding his identity and fleeing to the safety of New York. The fates of those who remain behind–the disappeared–fuel this elegant, courageous novel."
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 12 rsvps
    Esslingen Christmas market in Esslingen , Germany

    Christmas Extravaganza in Esslingen

    Join us for Glühwein & meandering through the lovely Christmas market in Esslingen. At 8 pm we will dine together in the historic restaurant Weinkeller Einhorn, dating back to the 15th century.

    Seating in the restaurant is limited to 20 people, so please RSVP soon.

    We look forward to seeing new & familiar faces on this special evening!

  • Friday, December 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp

    DAG Caucus Meet Up : Cologne

     

    We are inviting all interested DA members to come together Friday, December 30th in Cologne for 2022 Trivia! 

    This event is open to all Democrats Abroad members. This may be interesting to people interested in volunteering with a DAG Caucus, meeting other DAG members in person, and reflecting on the highs and lows of 2022. 

    2023 may be an "off" year but there are still many ways you will be able to get involved! 

    If you have any questions please contact Kaili Morris [email protected] 

  • Sunday, January 08, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 35 rsvps
    Online

    Books Abroad January Discusses Happening

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    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is thrilled to start the year 2023 with a French writer, Annie Ernaux, who has won the 2022 Nobel Prize for literature.

    Her novels are often based on personal memories, but they have universal themes- such as rising out of poverty, incest, education, the status of women, and other potent issues which are as relevant today as when she started writing them in the 1970s. Her telling stories gives us insights and touch the reading public in an intimate manner.

    Unfortunately, not many of her many books have been translated into English. But luckily (for us), her short novel ‘”l’événement’” (in French) or “Happening “ (in English) was published in 2000 and has been translated into English. Our group will discuss this book on Sunday, January 8th.

    The “Happening” takes place before women had the right to abortion in France. The author learns while she was a student at 23 that she is pregnant. Stricken with shame for herself and her family, she tries and fails to self-abort.

    Annie Ernaux wrote this story 40 years after the fact, sifting through her memories in her journal entries and drawing out her deepest feelings and thoughts recalled from the bits and pieces of her then 40-year-old experience in a world that has changed.

    Critics have pondered the choice of Annie Ernaux for the Nobel Prize for literature since her books are short, barely fictional accounts of her life experiences -her latest book is about her taking a much younger lover- written in a simple style accessible by all, which sometimes stumps intellectual critics.

    In addition to giving attention to her seemingly simplistic style and her life experiences, many are asking, “What makes a Nobel Prize in Literature?”

     

    Join us on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 10 am EST/4 pm CET for what promises to be, as usual, a great discussion.  RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 02:00 PM Time · 10 rsvps
    Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in Wiesbaden, Germany

    New Year's Reception/Bowling Event

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    Join us for our New Year's Reception as we "strike" out the old year and bring in the new.

    Roll on over, there's no time to spare. We're going bowling, and we want you to be there.

    We have a reservation at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center at the Hainerberg Shopping Center.  You can use dollars and euros. Each game is $3.75, and the bowling shoe rental is $2.75.

    If you don't have an ID card to get on Post, it's not a problem. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with a link to a form. Please fill out the form, so we can get you pre-approved to enter.

     

    We will also have an awards ceremony for everyone who contributed to our "Get Out the Vote" efforts.

    Even if you're not a great bowler, come and have fun with us.

    Strike or Spare. We don't care as long as you are there!