This is the opening night of the "Stimmen!" exihibition, which is composed of works from female artists of the Frauenmuseum in Berlin, who, through various media, make demands for equality. There will be an introduction with the exhibition, followed by a movie screening at 21:30 of "die Hälfte der Welt gehört uns: Als Frauen das Wahlrecht erkämpften."
The Vernissage begins at 19:30 on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. Doors open at 18:45. **We will arrive at 19:00**
Please RSVP here to let us know you're coming, and share this event with your friends on Facebook.
Optional meet up before the exhibition:
Let's meet at Hallesches Haus at 18:00 for a cup of coffee/something sweet before heading to the exhibition at 19:00. Hallesches Haus is about a 6 minute walk from the Willy Brandt Haus. If you're interested in doing so, please let Caitlin know.
Please note: Bring Identification!!
Your ID will be checked upon entry. This is for security purposes since the Willy Brandt Haus belongs to the SPD. Listed forms of accepted ID: Personalausweis, Reisepass, Führerschein
Tips & Additional Information:
If you can't stay for the film, you can catch it on www.arte.tv/de until February 10th.
If you can't make it on February 19th, the exhibition will continue through March, but will only be open during normal art exhibition times: Tuesdays-Sundays 12:00-18:00 until March 24th.
This exhibiton is part of a larger program, "100 Jahre Revolution Berlin" of 250 exhibitions and events throughout Berlin to commemorate events of the years 1918/19 while linking them to contemporary issues. Find out more here: https://100jahrerevolution.berlin/en/programme/
Come join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our monthly political pub night at Eschenbräu on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019.
It's a great chance to find folks to discuss the recent midterm election results with, to learn about what's planned in the coming weeks with Democrats Abroad and other political orgs in Berlin, or just unload about what's been going on back stateside.
Eschenbräu is located in Wedding a few steps from U-Bahn Leopoldplatz, on the U9 and U6 lines.
Stop by for the famous home brewed beers and great German food in a fun Berlin atmosphere, stay for the the good company of fellow Democrats and progressives.
Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.
It's not required, but RSVP here to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.
Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Heidelberg in February to discuss our plans and to elect a new Executive Committee for 2019!
2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Heidelberg
Friday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 24th
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Saturday Dinner at Palais Prinz Carl
Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues and plan our activities for the coming year. In addition to these discussions, we will also be electing our new Executive Committee (ExCom). These are the leaders of DA Germany and includes several officers and six at-large project coordinators. Please look at the job descriptions and contact the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) should you have any questions about any aspect of the elections or the positions that will be open: email@example.com.Registration is now open: https://goo.gl/forms/RNoftO7Tadjom0912
Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. This year, the main focus of this meeting will be the election of our new Executive Committee (ExCom). This meeting also is a chance to learn more about how you can be an active part of the organization, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process.
Participants are welcome to arrive in Heidelberg on Friday, February 22nd to attend a welcome reception hosted by the Heidelberg chapter at the Center for American Studies. Snacks and drinks will be available and there will be a performance by Die Schrillmänner, a barber shop quartet including a Heidelberg member.
The official meeting will begin Saturday morning at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Throughout the day, there will be a book sale to help fundraise for the Heidelberg Chapter. Our meeting on Saturday will focus on the goals of DAG for 2019 and how we want to begin our preparations for 2020. We will organize several breakout sessions for Saturday morning and then Saturday afternoon will be focused on electing the new Executive Committee, which will be responsible for leading DAG for the next two years.
On Saturday evening, we will have a dinner at Palais Prinz Carl featuring guest speaker Victoria Zyp, an experienced movement builder and trainer across many advocacy settings, in the United States and abroad. She has managed electoral and legislative advocacy programs for campaigns from the local to national level. Currently, Victoria works for the National Democratic Institute in Algeria, where she leads technical assistance programs to Algerian political parties. We will also announce the winners of the raffle prizes and have a dance.
Stipends for Attending the AGM
DAG understands the accompanying financial cost of attending the AGM. We want to make sure that as many members are able to attend as possible and one’s financial situation should not be the deciding factor. Therefore, DAG will be offering up to 8 stipends that will cover attendance on Saturday, the gala dinner on Saturday night, and up to 50 EUR in transportation reimbursement. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25th and recipients will be notified by Monday, January 28th.
If you are interested in applying for a stipend, please complete the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/9R8w479Peiwxw6ud2.
Homestays in Heidelberg
Homestays will be available thanks to the members of the Heidelberg chapter. If you are interested in having a homestay, please complete the following survey so that we can make sure you are matched with an appropriate host: "need a homestay" survey (https://goo.gl/forms/8SnU7oRxQ1RfujnK2)
As soon as a homestay has been found, you will be contacted via email.
For those in Heidelberg who would be willing to host another member of DAG, please fill out this survey to sign up as a host: "homestay host" survey (https://goo.gl/forms/JziXFd83dejz4tof1)
For those interested in hotels, information about nearby hotels offering special rates for this event can be found here: https://goo.gl/S19N9Q
Unable to be at the Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Cologne. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location.
Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Bonn - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.
Unable to be at Democrats Abroad Germany's Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Bonn. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location.
Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Cologne - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.
Can't make Democrats Abroad Germany's 2019 Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg this weekend? Not a problem!
You can still participate in voting for Democrats Abroad Germany's leadership from Berlin. The list of positions up for election is here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/opjappen/da_germany_executive_committee_elections
We will be setting up a remote voting and participation center from a member's home in Berlin-Moabit, near U9-Birkenstrasse. Please RSVP here to receive exact address!
Also as part of Black History Month, our Black Caucus Chair, Elaine Thomas, is organizing Black American Night. We are looking forward to this joint event of The Black History Month Committee, AICC, and DA. This year's theme is "Migrations", and will feature an evening of storytelling in word and music. Elaine is still looking for performers - let us know if you are interested!
You can find more details about Black History Month in Hamburg HERE, and information about courses being offered in February here:
From Civil Rights to "Black Lives Matter" - Rassismus und Widerstand in den USA
The Black Panthers - History, Movement & Philosophy
Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter Monthly Meeting
(This month on the 1st Friday of the month)
The Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter will be meeting on Friday, March 1st at 19:00 to order drinks and food, with the meeting starting at 19:30. We'll report on the DAG Annual General Meeting for those who will not be able to attend the meeting in Heidelburg in February and discuss new 2020 Democratic candidates.
We'll be at Der Andechser im Ratskeller in Downtown Wiesbaden, Schlossplatz 6.
Bring friends and Meet newly elected Chapter Chair - Deandra Anderson! We're looking forward to seeing you all.
Please RSVP to let us know you're coming
Join us for a fun and casual evening at The Holy Taco Shack to meet other Americans in the Freiburg area, grab a drink together, and talk about all things politics! We also want to share news about upcoming DA events and hear your ideas for what other events Freiburg-Americans would like to participate in.
This month we’re meeting on the second Friday to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay2019. We’ll begin the meeting with some chapter updates before diving into an IWD 2019 presentation, a film viewing, and a Women’s History trivia challenge. Please feel free to bring movie snacks and order yourself a beverage from the bar.
Here's the tentative meeting agenda:
I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Chapter Updates
III. Brief Overview of IWD
a. What is International Women’s Day?
b. Why are we celebrating it?
c. Brief discussion of the #balanceforbetter theme
IV. Explaining the Problem
a. Workplace discrimination
b. Cultural discrimination
c. Gender-based and sexual violence
d. What we mean when we say “rape culture”
V. Connections to the ERA
a. Brief refresher on Equal Rights Amendment
b. Connections to Democrats Abroad
VI. Watch the ERA Documentary
VII. Discussion on the documentary
VIII. Women's History Trivia*
*I know, we played trivia last time too. This happened to be in the plans for the IWD event, and we'll change it up next time.
IX. Make IWD posters and selfie cards
If you have an item to add to the agenda, please send an email to DAG-Stuttgart@democratsabroad.org