Would you like to connect with other Americans living in Aarhus? Or do you have to stop by the borger service to take care of something? Now that we’re a little less socially distant, why not also come and join us for a little coffee and conversation? Local Democrat Abroad member, Chesney McKinley Severance, will be hanging out at the Cafe at Dokk 1 (Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus) Tuesday, August 11 from 10:00-11:00 am. So if you're around Dokk1 for business or pleasure, stop by, say hej, and have a chat!
Need to register to vote? Still haven't requested your ballot? Want to learn more about what Democrats Abroad is up to in Basel? Just feel like stopping by for a chat? Then come join Democrats Abroad Basel for our Voter Registration Social Hour in the Park! Vote From Abroad volunteers will be on hand to help you with registration, ballot requests or any questions you might have about voting from abroad. We'll be wearing Vote form Abroad or Democrats Abroad T-shirts to make us easy to find. All are welcome!
Every overseas voter should request their absentee ballot be sent to them via email each year. Please RSVP below to join Barbara Erickson, DA SMA GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, DA SMA Chapter Chair, for a virtual tutorial to help you request your ballot for 2020. The Zoom link will be provided in the reply email to your RSVP.
Historians' POV: Women's Suffrage, Civil Rights & the Value of the Vote featuring Nikki Brown and Alison Parker
The movements for suffrage and equal rights based on gender and on race intersected, overlapped and sometimes faced off throughout American history. Understanding when, how, and why is critical to ensuring these rights are protected. The histories of the U.S. women’s suffrage and civil rights movements also stimulate a timely conversation on the value of the vote today.
The GWC AND GBC invite you to join in conversation with two esteemed historians and writers, Dr. Alison M. Parker and Dr. Nikki Brown . They will explore the contested struggle for voting rights in the past and present in their opening remarks and will then respond to questions and comments from the audience.
ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
Alison M. Parker is Chair & Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests in women’s and gender history, African American history, and legal history. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Her book, Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell is forthcoming (December 2020) from the University of North Carolina Press, in its John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Among other publications, Parker is the author of two monographs, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). She also serves as the founding editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware, Parker is committed to helping to build a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda.
Nikki Brown Nikki Brown has been teaching American and African American history since 1999. She majored in History at Oberlin College, and she earned a PhD in History from Yale University in 2001. Her book, Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal (Indiana University Press) won the Letitia Woods Brown Award for Best Book in African American Women’s in History in 2006. The major themes in Dr. Brown’s work are around gender, race, identity, representation, and politics. Dr. Brown is also a professional photographer, and has recently completed a photography project on African American men in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She is currently working on a book about Louisiana’s Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Brown travels often to Turkey, where she taught Civil Rights history and American Women’s history in 2014 for one semester and 2018-2019 for the academic year, as a Senior Lecturer with the Fulbright/CIES Program. She is also preparing an oral history of the Afro-Turks, the African descendants of slaves in the Ottoman Empire.
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Our new Native Affairs Group will host a discussion about the recent McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court decision - a landmark case establishing that much of Eastern Oklahoma remains Native American territory.
We are joined by Dr. Torivio Fodder (Taos Pueblo) to discuss the far-reaching implications of the decision on other tribes across the US. A native of Walters, OK, Dr. Fodder is a graduate of the Indigenous People’s Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Arizona, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. RSVP here.
Are you interested in helping us get out the vote? Excited to meet Americans in your area? Curious as to what DA Saxony has been up to and/or has planned? Join us for our first ever official chapter meeting, to be held online!
Please RSVP to receive the WebEx link.
Join our next virtual meeting for the Bath, Bristol and Cotswolds Regional Group on August 11 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Linda Adeson, one of the co-chairs of the Voter Registration Team, will be with us to give a presentation followed by a Q and A session. Hope you can make it and please tell other Americans in the area as well.
If you RSVP, we will contact you about future events and volunteer opportunities for the Bath, Bristol & Cotswolds Region. The Zoom link will be sent out the morning of the event.
If you cannot attend but are interested in this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to sign you up!
Join us for this week's GOTV strategy session, with special guest Natalia Olson.
* Brief Intro
* Talk: Voter Protection by DA BCN Member Natalia Olson
Our guest will speak about her experience in Florida in 2016
Natalia Olson is an entrepreneur and urban planner, who served in the Obama Administration as the SBA Regional Administrator and prior to that she appointed to the U.S. Innovation Advisory Board to advise Congress and the White House on competitiveness and innovation. She was involved in the 2008 & 2016 campaigns for voter protection in Pennsylvania & Florida.
* Further discussion on getting completed ballots back to USA
* Hit all the bases - Update
* Other per attendees
RSVP to receive connection details for the Zoom call.
Join the Women's Caucus for a discussion on how to be an effective ally.
To get joining details, please RSVP to womencaucus@democratsabroad.
Do you need help completing your ballot request for 2020? Pick up a cool drink, meet some other Americans, and request your ballot at our pop-up voter ballot request and registration table this Wednesday. Make sure you'll receive your ballot by email on September 19! We'll be on the terrace down on the water.