Join us to map out our outreach for 2021 heading into the 2022 Midterms and crucial State and Local elections. Everyone is welcome! It's all hands on deck as we gear up for the coming months!
Sunday, Sept. 26th, 5pm AEST/3pm HKT/9am CEST
Webex info provided on RSVP
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Join DA Saxony and the newly formed DAG Climate Caucus on September 26 to discuss Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David R. Montgomery.
You might have seen Kiss the Ground recommended to you on Netflix recently. While we highly recommend watching it, this book is also an in-depth analysis of the material covered in the documentary. David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and geomorphology professor, internationally recognized for his studies on "landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies."
It can be exhausting to read tragic climate crisis stories constantly in the news, so that's why we're offering you a chance to meet with like-minded individuals who care about the environment. We hope to rejuvenate your passion about this issue and brainstorm possible solutions within our reach as Americans overseas.
"For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity. Now conventional agriculture is threatening disaster for the world's growing population. In Growing a Revolution, geologist David R. Montgomery travels the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he sees why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture – ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops – is the solution. When farmers restore fertility to the land, this helps feed the world, cool the planet, reduce pollution, and return profitability to family farms." – Goodreads.com
The weather looks nice, so we will meet at the Pop up Biergarten "An der Fontäne", 06108 Halle (Saale).A group will meet at Halle HBF between 12:15-12:30 to walk to the location together.
RSVP to let us know you will be there.
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 Krafft Basel for drinks, take some time to discuss our impressions of the exhibit, relax, chat, and get to know one another.
Arizona. Georgia. Pennsylvania. Wisconsin. Each flipped from Trump to Biden in 2020. And Julie Alderman Boudreau knows how Democrats did it. She oversaw research for Planned Parenthood Votes’ electoral program – and helped deliver them for Democrats.
In 2022 these states host competitive races for U.S. Senate and Governor. Can Democrats do it again? Will the California Recall vote have an impact? Bring questions for Julie to our online meetup.
We will be having our monthly chapter meeting this Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 18.00. Topics will include the Better Together Membership Drive, Planning for 2022, and general chapter business. Grab a comfortable chair, a cozy drink, and join us on Zoom!
Join the Leadership Board of DACN as we
- vote on Bylaw Amendments (Articles 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, & 12.5)
- discuss DACN rules and procedures,
- discuss events,
- update members on GOTV progress, and
- push to ensure all Americans are registered and able to vote in Special Elections 2021!
RSVP for Zoom meeting details.
Let's Get To Work!
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.
RSVP to receive the readings, or send an email to Zachary.
Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - Global Progressive Caucus Book Club
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET (Washington DC) time
Event Title: Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies - - Global Progressive Caucus Book Discussion
All are welcome to attend. Join us!
“Left of Karl Marx by Carol Boyce Davies is an engaging and long overdue scholarly treatment of the life of one of the most important and yet obscure Black radicals—Claudia Jones. . . . Overall, Left of Karl Marx is a fascinating study of a political figure that deserves recognition. Carol Boyce Davies has done a service to Black Studies and Women and Gender Studies by resurrecting this champion of justice. Now that this difficult work has been done, it is our job to engage it.” — Rashad Shabazz, Wagadu
“[I]t is a must-have for activists and academics alike.” — Brittany Shoot, Feminist Review
“[W]hat Boyce Davies offers to her readers with this book, is a masterful piece of scholarship, made accessible by the author’s skilful presentation of facts, narrative and analysis.” — Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy, European Journal of Women's Studies
“Carole Boyce Davies offers a critical intervention for understanding how the life and work of black communist, activist and intellectual, Claudia Jones illuminates the interlocking trans-Atlantic histories of leftist politics, feminism, anti-colonialism and black internationalism in the twentieth century. . . . much like Claudia Jones, Davies reminds us that the history of twentieth-century Britain is indeed a history that encompasses the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the African Diaspora.” — Kennetta Hammond Perry, Twentieth Century British History
“Davies conducted extensive ethnographic and archival research to write Left of Karl Marx and her work successfully situates this Caribbean black radical intellectual and activist within a history of black radical thought. . . . The most important lesson we learn after reading Left of Karl Marx is that black women’s writings are fundamental to our discussions on black diasporic formation and political radicalism. How many other Claudia Joneses are in need of scholarly recovery?” — Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, International Feminist Journal of Politics
“Davies makes a strong case for taking Jones seriously as a militant intellectual whose work shaped radical thought in her lifetime and prefigured the currents of change in the decades after her death in 1964.” — Marian B. Mollin, Journal of American History
Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.
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We're holding another official, in-person Action Hour Monday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m., and we'd love to see some new faces!!! We'll be meeting at l'Epicerie Comptoire, 4 Place Schuman, near the Gare de Grenoble. The plan is to write more postcards to voters in Virginia, learn how to do phone banking from France, and discuss our plans for the upcoming family Halloween party.