Events

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Restaurant Kneipe Deutzer Bahnhof in Cologne, Germany

    Cologne Social MeetUp and CSD Planning

    The weather is (hopefully) getting nicer in Cologne, which means we take our meetings outdoors! Join us for a social gathering to meet fellow Americans and discuss our summer activities. 🌼

    🏳️‍🌈 We will also be planning our very exciting Cologne Christopher Street Day festivities to take place July 5-7. The call for volunteers is now open: www.docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h1HKJzO2ysi0S0OW9I5bLOQiRibbJH0XxuEXpR7Wts0/edit?usp=sharing

    Looking forward to kicking-off a fun-filled summer together!

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor) in Berlin, Germany

    Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama

    Join us for the 2nd gathering of the Democrats Abroad book club! On Thursday, June 27, 2019, we will discuss Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming'

    The goal is to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members.

    Becoming by Michelle Obama

    "In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address."448 pages.

    Please share this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

    Other upcoming Democrats Abroad events:

    Sun. June 2nd, 2019: June Meeting - Democrats Abroad Potsdam/Wannsee Precinct: https://www.democratsabroad.org/144934/potsdam_wannsee_june_precinct_meeting

    Tue. June 4th, 2019: Screening: Knock Down the House + Volunteer Fair - June Meeting
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/144934/screening_knock_down_the_house_and_volunteer_fair

    Fri. June 14th, 2019: Summer Picnic w/ Chair of Democrats Abroad Germany
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/144934/summer_picnic_w_chair_of_democrats_abroad_germany

    Sun. June 16th, 2019: Traveplatz Playdate in Friedrichshain
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/polexa/traveplatz_playdate_in_friedrichshain

    Wed. June 19th, 2019: BRLO - June Political Pub Night
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/144934/june_political_pub_night_at_brlo

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Riedel's Ottensen in Hamburg, Germany

    Final Friday Pub Night AND Debate Watch Party Part I

    It’s the final Friday of the month! You made it! Celebrate/commiserate with us as we wrap up the month of June with our Final Friday Pub Night AND Debate Watch Party. This month we will begin our evening at 6:00 pm at our chapter chair's home (RSVP for exact location) to watch the first Democratic debate before walking a short distance to Riedel's Ottensen to enjoy drinks and/or dinner and conversation in their Biergarten (weather permitting). So come out and join us! It's a great way to meet other Americans, talk about the debate, and get to know our 2020 Democratic candidates!

    RSVP is a MUST for the location of the Debate Watch Party Part I. 

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 11 rsvps

    First Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party

    Come along and watch the first two presidential primary debates which will have been previously held on the Wednesday and Thursday of that week. Comment and show support for your favorite candidate as the Democratic Party tries to establish who will run against the big T.
    We will stream the debates from the previous nights, so bring your best primary pins and previous election gear as we officially start off into the primaries.

    The 20 people participating in the first debate are yet to be determined but we can take a good guess at who will be included.

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Brauhaus Südstern in Berlin, Germany

    Discussing the Democratic Debates

    The first of the Democratic presidential debates are on June 26 & 27, 2019!

    Though the scheduling is a bit tough for those of over here in Europe to watch them live, we still want to have the opportunity to talk about how our favorites are doing, which new candidates we've grown to like, and other discussions.

    Join Democrats Abroad Berlin and friends at Brauhaus Südstern on Friday, June 28, 2019 to debrief and recap the first round of Democratic debates. We want to hear what you think -- your ideas for how we can create a space to watch and talk productively about the primary candidates during this long election cycle.

    Please share this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP here to us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

    Other Democrats Abroad events this summer

    A Note About Impartiality

    Democrats Abroad, from the international level to country committees, caucuses and task forces, does not endorse or offer preferential treatment to any Democratic candidate when they are running against other Democrats.

    We are proud to support the democratic process, and the full breadth of candidates in the running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. As such, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting a fair and free impartial election, including before, during and after the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.

    Full statement: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2020_primary_candidates

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 07:30 AM · 8 rsvps
    Online WebEx in Washington , DC

    Eyes Wide Open: Books Abroad Reads The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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    Join us on Sunday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. CET ( 7:30 a.m. EDT)

    The Books Abroad team warmly invites you to join our rescheduled discussion on Kate Chopin's The Awakening on Sunday, June 30. We apologize for the mishap with the RSVP link to our previous meeting and assure you that you will receive the link to join the meeting when you RSVP for the new date. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to discussing this landmark piece of literature with all of you.

    First published in 1899, this novel presents the intellectual, artistic, and sexual awakening of Edna Pontellier, an affluent, married white woman with two children. After years of succumbing to the limited social expectations for women, Edna expresses a profound dissatisfaction with her life and begins to defy those boundaries. Sixty years after The Awakening was published, Betty Friedan famously called the feeling Edna describes as "the problem that has no name." Despite the turn-of-the-century setting in the Louisiana coast, it doesn’t take much imagination to see the unfortunate and stark resemblances between Edna’s cultural context and that of the feminist awakenings in the 1960s and our current cultural moment. As Barbara Kingsolver writes in her review in The Guardian, “I wish I could declare The Awakening a period piece, but Chopin's social analysis still hits its mark.” Chopin’s novel asks the uncomfortable question: How does a capacious, sapient human reconcile her existence with a world that pervasively tells her, you are less. We’re still asking this question.

    Please join our international feminist reading group on Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. CET) for a discussion about this groundbreaking piece of literary fiction.

    Please note: This global WebEx is scheduled on Washington DC time. Make sure to check your own time zone.  

    Books Abroad brings readers across the globe together to discuss works of feminist literature and their relevance to current events in the United States. We meet via WebEx roughly once every three months. So far, this group has read Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Rebecca Solnit’s The Mother of All Questions, and Roxane Gay’s Not That Bad. We look forward to our upcoming discussion and welcome suggestions for future readings.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Member's Home in Hamburg, Germany

    Debate Watch Party Part II AND Phonebanking Registration

    The Democratic Presidential Debates are here and so it's time for a Debate Watch Party Part II. On Sunday, 30 June, at 3 pm our Chapter Chair, Chesney McKinley Severance, will open her home for our second Debate Watch Party.  And since Getting Out The Vote  (GOTV) is a huge part of what we do, we'll be signing up volunteers for future phonebanking efforts. Did you know that phone banking is an incredibly effective way to get out the vote, increasing voter turnout by 2-3%? That's huge! So if you're looking for a fun way to make a big difference, please consider volunteering for our phonebanking team. Our Get Out The Vote coordinator, Alexandra Yannis Walker, will be on hand to help get you all set up and ready to go!  

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Backyard Barbecue in Laatzen, Germany

    Goettingen Chapter Fourth of July Backyard Barbecue

    We will be celebrating the Fourth of July (a little early) with the whole Goettingen Chapter! We hope that you can join us for a potluck backyard barbecue and fun for the whole family. Please RSVP so we can send you the exact address. Looking forward to a sparkling good time!

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 8 rsvps
    Old Mac Donald in Hamburg, Germany

    4th of July Celebration!

    It's the 4th of July, and even all the way over here in Hamburg, we want to celebrate! Join us at Old Mac Donald American Diner for some American-style delicacies and fellowship. Please RSVP at least one week prior so we will have enough seats reserved.

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 47 rsvps

    4th of July Party in Berlin

    ✯ bbq ✯ family ✯ friends ✯ beer ✯ food ✯ games ✯ pie ✯

    Come and celebrate Independence Day with us this year! We will have a BBQ, potluck sides, drinks, games, music, and a PIE CONTEST!

    Hot dogs (meat and vegetarian for 2€), drinks (beer 2€; wine 3€; cocktails 5€), and Democrats Abroad merchandise will be for sale.

    RSVP

    Please RSVP here so we can make sure to get enough hot dogs and drinks! And don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook.

    POTLUCK

    Please bring potluck dishes to share – here’s the potluck sign-up list: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45ABA72AABFD0-4thofjuly

    PIE CONTEST

    Nothing says America or the 4th of July like a good pie. After the resounding success in 2018, we’ve decided to turn the pie contest into a new tradition! Everyone is welcome to bake a pie of their choice. We’ll have current and past leaders of Democrats Abroad on the jury. The winner will get to take home a Democrats Abroad goodie bag and the honor of being named 2019's Best Pie Maker in Berlin.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45ABA72AABFD0-2019

    VOLUNTEERS

    We need your help to make this a AMAZING 4th of July party: if you can spare an hour or two to help with setup, clean-up, registration, selling drinks, or voter registration, please sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/TE8KH

    All proceeds support voter outreach and support to Americans living here in Berlin by our local chapter of Democrats Abroad.

    We’ll be celebrating in true American style and look forward to seeing you there!