Violence Against Women Team
Volunteer Briefing Meetings
Join us on October 18, 2021, at 12 PM ET / 6 PM Paris for the VAW Volunteer Briefing Meeting.
(Monthly briefings/meetings through December 20, 2021)
Call for Volunteers !
The Violence Against Women Project is seeking volunteers to gather information that will help American women overseas who are victims of violent situations.
We’re looking for a minimum 6 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.
Either email us at [email protected], or join one of the upcoming Zoom calls. We look forward to meeting you!
How Democrats Abroad (DA) Mexico can play a pivotal role in the 2022 midterms.
Biggest challenges facing both DA Global and DA Mexico.
Vision for DA Global and DA Mexico in the next 5 years.
Monday, October 18, 2021 | 4pm
Free Zoom Presentation
Members of all DAMX Chapters invited!
Click the RSVP button below—
for more details, including Zoom link.
About our speaker:
Will was elected Chairman of Democrats Abroad Mexico in 2019. Under his leadership, Democrats Abroad Mexico has experienced rapid membership growth and increased ballot requests.
Meet at the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara on Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara in Lisbon. Hosted by DA Counsel Terry Recht and the Lisbon organizing team! Enjoy a drink and chat with your fellow Dems about the state of the world, US politics, life in Portugal, and more. You’ll find us in front of the quiosque close to the fence – look for the Americans wearing blue! Bring your own beverage or you can order takeaway drinks to enjoy.
A seminar series on hot topics and current issues affecting African-Americans living abroad.
RSVP below and join us Spill The Beans…
Spill The Beans - The GBC Café is a coffee table discussion series for the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus. Each month, we invite African-Americans and our allies from all around the world and from all walks of life to grab a coffee and connect with us via zoom, as we discuss hot topics and current issues. All of our chats are one hour long and we encourage you to share your thoughts on the topic of the day as well.
For any questions regarding our Spill The Beans - The GBC Café talks or are you interested in providing a topic for the next coffee table discussion, please contact us at [email protected]
This Cafe's Topic:
Living in Switzerland - and why voting in the U.S. is important to me?
Talk with Sola Adelowo
Moderated by Leedonal (Jazz) Moore
Date: Tuesday, October 19th 2021, 6 p.m. CET
Where: Zoom (RSVP to receive Zoom information)
DA Denmark Book Club Reads Love and War in Afghanistan by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmanadova-Klaits
This month the DADK Book Club will read, reflect, and discuss Love and War in Afghanistan by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmanadova-Klaits. This powerful work written in the early years of the US war in Afghanistan explores the lives of ordinary men and women in Northern Afghanistan. DADK Book Club member Robert Kerr says of this book: "Alex and Gulchin are a married couple. They collaborated on this book by each interviewing the spouse of their respective sex of 8 married couples. Each of the book's 8 chapters then compares the interviews. It is really a brilliant and touching anthology. Many stories will make you smile. More will make you cry. Some will fill you with rage. More to point for our club's purposes, the totality of the stories reveals a wonderful portrayal of the Afghan people and the horrors of the past 50 years. I feel that it is among the most touching books that I have ever read. And, others that I have shared it with have come to a similar conclusion."
We are pleased to announce that the authors, Alex and Gulchin, will join us for our discussion. The authors suggest beginning your reading with chapter 9 since the observations in that chapter "proved to be remarkably prescient".
Please join us for this very special discussion in person at Books and Company or online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 pm.
You can order your copy of Love and War in Afghanistan from amazon.de. It is available in hard copy, paperback, or on Kindle. Due to long shipping times, we recommend downloading it for Kindle or the Kindle app.
For October's Third Tuesday gathering, please join fellow members of the Canada's Capital Region chapter for:
A CanAmerican Cautionary Tale: Investing Pitfalls Facing Americans Living in Canada.
This webinar will address:
- Tax consequences of TFSAs, RESPs, and RDSPs
- How to deal with your IRA
- Changes to consider under Biden
- Common investing traps for Americans residing in Canada
- Cross-border income planning
Steele Wealth Management is an 8-person team founded in 1998 to focus on cross-border wealth management, tax and estate planning, and insurance for dual citizens. Laura and Sam are licensed in both Canada and the US to provide advice for accounts such as RRSPs, TFSAs, IRAs, 401(k)s, pension plans, and other investment accounts held by both Canadians and Americans.
Please RSVP below. Note that the Zoom link will be provided in your RSVP confirmation email, along with an invitation to submit a question.
(While we do indeed meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on DA's Events map.)
Join Democrats Abroad Canada at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT/9 pm AT on October 19, 2021 for a talk with Dr. Colleen McNicholas, the Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Planned Parenthood is the sole abortion provider in the state of Missouri, though state officials have tried hard to shut it down.
A reproductive health expert with more than 10 years of experience as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. McNicholas will speak about the attacks on reproductive health access taking place in the U.S. and their impact on health outcomes. She will also discuss the important ways in which we as citizens can take action. As she knows from experience, participation in local elections is key to protecting access to reproductive health care.
This event is jointly sponsored by Democrats Abroad Canada and the Democrats Abroad Women's Caucus. All are welcome.
Dr. McNicholas is the first speaker in a pivotal series of talks Democrats Abroad Canada is presenting starting this fall and leading up to the 2022 midterms. Focused on the theme Our Democracy: Past, Present and Future, these talks will help us learn more about our history and what we can do to improve participation and get the results we want.
We would like to invite you (lawyers and non-lawyers alike) to an open session with the Democrats Abroad International Counsel and Council of Counsels on Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 7:00 am US Eastern time. It’s a time to learn what the Office of International Counsel is all about, to come with questions, meet fellow DA lawyers around the world, and talk through challenges many of our regions and country committees are facing.
We would also be happy to run through legal issues and plans facing DA as a global organization.
The International Council of Counsels is your resource as we do the work of turning the United States blue and building a strong Democrats Abroad global organization.
We hope to see you there! For the Zoom link, please RSVP. Can’t make it? We will have another one, and you can always reach out to us at any time.
TIME LOCATION 07:00 Washington DC 12:00 PM London, UK 1:00 PM Berlin, DE 5:30 PM Mumbai, IN 8:00 PM Seoul, ROK
This is an online meeting via Zoom. Ignore the posted address (which allows the event to show up on the map).
DAI Southern Chapter October Meeting
Online (via Zoom)
Find out what we're planning:
~ Phonebanking, Voter Registration, and other training sessions
~ January 15, 2022, is Voter Registration Day for US Voters Overseas (we need volunteers all through Southern Chapter!)
~ We’re looking for GOTV coordinators in each of the regions.
~ We're looking for a Study Abroad Coordinator.
~ Have a project you want to propose?
RSVP and we will send you the Zoom link a few days before the meeting with the agenda
Diane Johnson with Alan Riding
The Global Women’s Caucus Feminist Reading Group welcomes Diane Johnson to our inaugural Feminist Literary Festival!
Diane Johnson’s latest book, Lorna Mott Comes Home, follows a middle-aged American woman living abroad in contemporary France, who needs to reclaim her professional identity. The heroine leaves France where she lives with her French husband and returns home to California. Where does she belong today? To her country of origin? To herself? Diane Johnson leads readers to ponder many pivotal questions facing people who live between two cultures.
A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, her heroines grapple with money matters, children, husbands, lovers and careers in seemingly light, but deeply penetrating, stories. Le Divorce, a ’90s sensation, was made into a stunning movie (2003) by James Ivory.
If you haven’t read Diane Johnson before, check out her bibliography, listed below, to familiarize yourself with her body of work:
- Persian Nights (Knopf, 1987)
- Le Divorce (Dutton, 1997)
- Le Mariage (Dutton, 2000)
- L'Affaire (Dutton, 2003)
- Lulu in Marrakech (Dutton, 2008)
- Lorna Mott Comes Home (Knopf, 2021)
- The True History of Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives (Knopf, 1972)
- Dashiell Hammett: A Life (1983)
- Terrorists and Novelists: Essays (Knopf, 1982).
- Flyover Lives: A Memoir (Viking, 2014)
Writer Alan Riding will be in conversation with Ms. Johnson, followed by audience Q&A.
Alan Riding was the New York Times Paris bureau chief before becoming the paper’s European Cultural Correspondent. He now devotes himself to writing. And The Show Went On, published in 2010, depicted the cultural life in Nazi controlled Paris. It was translated into at least 6 languages, Alan writes plays and is a devotee of Shakespeare!